Course programme 2020-2021

A part of the lessons of VU-NT2 are organised on campus again. Not all classes can take place at the VU campus: some will be taught online via Zoom for Education. Click here for more information. 

Welcome to NT2 Academy! You can take a course to suit your own ambitions, either in the evening or during the day. Our courses also introduce you to the culture and traditions of Dutch society, and give you the opportunity to expand your network by meeting people from many different nationalities, backgrounds and walks of life. Students are grouped according to ability and work together to improve reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, as wel as their vocabulary and grammar.



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Dutch for NT2 State Exam




Daytime Course Dutch towards B1 (extensive)
APPLICATION CLOSED17 November 2020 - 28 January 2021
16 February - 15 April 2021
11 May - 13 July 2021
Daytime Course Dutch towards B2 (intensive)
APPLICATION CLOSED
16 November 2020 - 29 January 2021
15 February - 21 April 2021
7 May - 13 July 2021
State Exam training NT2 I
APPLICATION CLOSED28 January 2021, 2, 4 February 2021
15, 20, 22 April 2021
13, 15, 20 July 2021
State Exam training NT2 II
APPLICATION CLOSED16-18-20 November 2020
15-17-19 February 2021
10-12-17 May 2021
16-19-21 July 2021
Dutch for daily life, work and study




Saturday Course Dutch towards A2
APPLICATION CLOSED 
21 November 2020 - 30 January 2021
20 February - 17 April 2021
8 May - 3 July 2021
Evening Course Dutch towards B2
APPLICATION CLOSED23 November 2020 - 28 January 202122 February - 19 April 202110 May - 8 July 2021
Evening Course Dutch towards A2 (SPRINT)
APPLICATION CLOSED23 November 2020 - 28 January 202122 February - 19 April 202110 May - 8 July 2021
Evening Course Professional DutchAPPLICATION CLOSED
24 February - 7 July

Courses for students and employees VU Amsterdam




Basic Dutch on CampusAPPLICATION CLOSED23 November 2020 - 28 January 2021
22 February - 19 April 2021
10 May - 8 July 2021
Academic Dutch Advanced
5 Oct. (intake), 13 Oct. and 2 and 16 Nov. 2020

8 March (intake), 15 and 29 March, 19 April 2021

Understanding Dutch in participation councils
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Intake exams & Holidays

Intake exams 2020-2021
Holidays 2021
17 August 202021 Dec. 2020 - 3 Jan. 2021 (Christmas Holidays)
24 August 20202 April (Good Friday), 5 April (Easter), 27 April 2021 (Kingsday)
12 October 2020
5 May (Liberation Day), 13 and 14 May (Ascension Day), 24 May (Pentecost)
19 October 2020

11 January 2021

18 January 2021

29 March 2021

6 April 2021