Course programme 2020-2021

After the summer, part of the lessons of VU-NT2 will be taught on campus again. We follow the guidelines of the VU and the Amsterdam Safety Region. Of course we ensure enough distance and small groups. Not all classes can take place on campus: some will still be online via Zoom for Education.

·        The daytime courses Dutch to B1 and Dutch to B2 are partly on campus, partly online. Each group has 1 day per week on campus lessons, the other days online via Zoom. We call this hybrid education. Which day is on campus, and which days online, will be announced in August.

·        The evening courses Basic Dutch on Campus, Dutch for Work and Study (sprint) and Professional Dutch are entirely online, via Zoom for Education.

·        All lessons of the Saturday course Everyday Dutch will be on campus.

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.  



1st period

2nd period3rd period4th period
Dutch for NT2 State Exam




Daytime Course Dutch towards B1 (extensive)
1 September - 29 October 2020
17 November 2020 - 28 January 2021
16 February - 15 April 2021
11 May - 13 July 2021
Daytime Course Dutch towards B2 (intensive)
31 August - 30 October 2020
16 November 2020 - 29 January 2021
15 February - 21 April 2021
7 May - 13 July 2021
State Exam training NT2 I
29 October 3, 5 November 2020
28 January 2021, 2, 4 February 2021
15, 20, 22 April 2021
13, 15, 20 July 2021
State Exam training NT2 II
31 August, 2 - 4 September 2020
16-18-20 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
12 September - 31 October 2020
21 November 2020 - 30 January 2021
20 February - 17 April 2021
8 May - 3 July 2021
Evening Course Dutch towards B2
7 September - 29 October 2020
23 November 2020 - 28 January 202122 February - 19 April 202110 May - 8 July 2021
Evening Course Dutch towards A2 (SPRINT)
7 September - 29 October 202023 November 2020 - 28 January 202122 February - 19 April 202110 May - 8 July 2021
Evening Course Professional Dutch9 September 2020 - 27 January 2021

24 February - 7 July

Courses for students and employees VU Amsterdam




Basic Dutch on Campus7 September - 29 October 2020
23 November 2020 - 28 January 2021
22 February - 19 April 2021
10 May - 8 July 2021
Academic Dutch Advanced
5 Oct. (intake), 12 Oct. and 2 and 16 Nov. 2020

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

Understanding Dutch in participation councils
upon requestupon requestupon request    upon request

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