Top 10 Dutch Phrases to Know

by Jessica

by Jessica | September 20th, 2011  

Amsterdam is famous for being one of those places where learning the local language isn’t really required – the Dutch often speak English better than we do, and all the signs are in English as well.

If you’re a language lover, however, or you just want to know a few key phrases to use on the locals to show them that you’re not just expecting everyone to speak English, this video should help.

Top 10 Dutch Phrases to Know Before You Go

Phrases you’ll learn from this video:

  1. Where is the toilet?
  2. one-way ticket / round-trip
  3. How much does this cost?
  4. What is your name?
  5. How are you? / Fine, thank you.
  6. Do you speak English?
  7. Sorry.
  8. yes / no
  9. good morning / good afternoon / good evening
  10. hello / goodbye

{ 1 comment }

Elizabeth September 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

True story: Most useful Dutch phrase I ever learned was “ik ga mijn broek plassen!” Sometimes it is hard to convince restaurant and bar staff to let you use the WC before you buy something.


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