Kerst: words and things 

some Christmas holiday info I overheard from a bunch of people.  I personally never had Christmas in the NL: but very looking forward!

Xmas  in the Netherlands is celebrated two days in a row, 25 and 26 December. Celebrating at the eveningof 24 is not common.

Happy holidays!

Fijne Feestdagen – happy holidays

Vrolijk Kerst/Kerstfeest – Merry Christmas

Prettige Kerstdagen or Prettig Kerstmis – Enjoyable Christmas Days/Merry Christmas

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Dutch shows with Dutch subtitles!

A compilation of Dutch shows with Subtitles (Dutch). I have just found them, bookmarked, and will watch… I  hope someday  I will post an updated post. So, now that I write, I am still not sure about the quality of what I post here.

I learn Dutch for good 3,5 months (lol), and watching without subtitles is still a pain ( Ik hoor nooits!)). I also agree that watching something with Russian or English subtitles does not really help: your brain is not concentrating on Dutch.

So, after dedicated search, here is what I found to work on my listening skills:

I found these shows in ‘MEEST BEKEKEN” section, which hopefully means these ones are popular with public, nice, and watchable.

BONUS: A cool listening game to learn Dutch songs and try te HOOR IETS!

Movies that I am currently trying to find:

  • Alles is Liefde.
  • Boy 7.

Off to watch silly shows! Share your ideas or thoughts in comments! Follow tag ” #listening”for more posts on similar matter.

Dutch, I HEAR YOU!

Dutch shows!

After a long time, finally found this gem show!

Het Zandkasteel

That is the response from Quora that helped me in the show search:

I had to think about this for a while. Children’s shows are the best option for you, I think. Dutch tv channels for kids here are Zapp (age 8-15), Zappelin (age 3-7), Nickelodeon (age 8-15) and Disney XD (age 8-15)*. I’d suggest visiting the and select programmes of the channels Zapp or Zappelin, or visiting the websites of Nickelodeon or Disney XD.

I can’t think of a grown up tv show or series with simple language.

Let me know if you get stuck on the websites! Veel succes!

*I’ve estimated the age group.

Unfortunately, this show had only one episode with subtitles 😦

and  i do not feel like buying a dvd.. if only i could find an online version with subtitles – i am even willing to pay, you know!!! Not that I am only looking for easy pirate ways. loved the characters and the level, but too hard without subtitles 😦

I was lucky as hell to watch the first episode about how animals poop in the ground and people should use WC 😂😂😂

en wat doet een hond???,,,,,,,


yes yes, it is sad to watch a show like that when you are 23, but the words are useful… and hopefully I learn to understand Dutch speech 😀


in the meanwhile my search of the show to watch goes on!!

if you know any  – feel free to advise!!!