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How to survive in your Dutch office… In Dutch!

Don’t just Survive – Thrive! Living in the Netherlands is wonderful, but working in a Dutch office can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. However, there are ways to not only survive the Dutch office, but even thrive in a Dutch workplace. We at Taalhuis Amsterdam would love to walk through your day and…

The Best Strategy to Learn Dutch? Be Open-Minded

Albert understands why people don’t want to learn Dutch – he hated studying language, too! So he developed a new strategy to make the process easier and more enjoyable. You might not expect it from a Dutchman, but Albert Both is full of laughs. He helps you relax, which is a key part of his…

5 Advantages of the Blended Learning Approach to Language

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash The pace of life within the modern global environment is one that demands confidence and flexibility. With the lines of communication more open than ever and the proliferation of opportunity spread across the globe, we no longer live in a world where rigid structures and close-minded approaches are able to…

Zero Carbon Emissions with Ammonia?

In the not too distant future, the next tech disruption may very well come from something called “NH3,” more popularly known as ammonia. In early June, Rotterdam will host a conference on NH3, exploring the business surrounding using ammonia as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Dubbed the third European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia Solutions,…

Spanish Lessons Amsterdam

There are about 6,500 languages in the world – that we know of. Among them, Spanish is considered one of the most beautiful. It’s no wonder you’re interested in learning it but choosing to learn a new language is the easy part, getting started is where people often get stuck. Partly because if you’re looking…

The Secret Weapon For How To Learn Dutch – Language Hacking!

Whether it’s for work, to feel at home, or for increased social bragging rights, learning the ins and outs of any non-native language can be difficult and complex. Unfortunately, a lack of time, budget or a busy work life can make things even harder. But it doesn’t have to be that way. For the diverse…

Coaching

3 Reasons You May Need a Coach

From life and health coaches, to leadership and career mentors, coaching can be the solution that bridges where you currently are with where you want to be. We spoke to Tarek Beram from Koach.net (a website that harnesses the power of technology to connect you with world class coaches no matter where you are) to…

7 Silly Things That Slow Down Your Dutch Learning

Any Dutch learner will tell you that it often takes a long time to start seeing results. Have you ever wondered why that is? Chances are that you’ve been doing some things that are slowing you down. Here are 7 silly things that slow down your Dutch learning, and how to change them. You assume…

7 Unusual, Yet Useful, Ways to Learn Dutch

Although many Dutchies are well-versed in English, learning to speak their native tongue is worth the challenge. While there are plenty of traditional language courses on offer in the Netherlands, you’ll find that most teach the same content, in the same way. We spoke to Albert Both from Talencoach, who’s playful teaching techniques are unique…

Empower Yourself With A Growth Mindset

Preparing for life in The Netherlands and taking care of practical issues is crucial. But do not underestimate the psychological aspect of your journey. When you adopt a mindset that allows you to grow and develop it can lead to a successful experience abroad. I know from experience personal growth can be painful, but worth…