Advanced Dutch 2 (online)

Do you speak Dutch already, but would like to be able to express yourself with greater nuance, detail, and finesse? Do you want to feel more confident when communicating in a professional or formal context? Do you want your conversations with Dutch friends and colleagues to have more depth? Do you want to expand your vocabulary, practice communication skills, and even learn about what is typically Dutch? In that case, take the Advanced Dutch 2 course!

Target group

The course is for international employees, PhD candidates or expats who already have prior knowledge of Dutch and who want to learn Dutch for social purposes on and outside their workplace.

Course level

Entry level: B1 (CEFR)
Level on completion: Op weg naar B2 (CEFR)

Course content

What will this course teach you?

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:

Grammar is always covered in a communication context and for functional purposes.

Example: When you learn to write formal letters, you will also learn about the passive voice as knowledge about this grammatical topic is useful and relevant for writing a good formal letter at a higher level.

Culture and history influence the language of a country. That is why this course will also pay attention to interesting and relevant aspects of Dutch culture and history. Knowledge about these topics will make it easier to understand Dutch people and their responses.


What type of compliments are appropriate among colleagues? How do you remind a friend of a promise they haven’t kept yet, in a friendly but firm way? In the Netherlands, how long can you discuss your own positive traits before people start to think you are arrogant?

Admission requirements

For this course you need prior knowledge of Dutch. You can sign up for this course, if you have participated in Advanced Dutch 1.

Have you studied Dutch before? Then make an appointment via for an intake interview to discuss which course is suitable.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Monday 2 October 2023 22 January 2024 09:00-10:30 hrs.

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered annually in March and October.

If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.


You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Number of meetings

14 classes each 1,5 hours.


3 to 4 hours each week.

Course materials

Nederlands op niveau, ISBN: 9789046904411.

After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.


After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes. Would you like to continue improving your language skills? It is possible to proceed into Advanced Dutch 3.


WUR employees and partners Free of charge - The costs can be borne by the department/Sciences Group where you work. Read more about this.
WUR employees and PhD candidates €535
Regular fee €550

The course price does not include course materials.