Proof of knowledge of Dutch for the residential code

Would you like to rent social housing in Flanders?

To do so you need to be able to speak Dutch (level A1) to pass the Flemish Government's test. Once you have lived in social housing for one year, you must prove you have achieved this level.

The social housing association or the rental agency will test your knowledge of Dutch. What if you fail the test? Then you can go to the Dutch Language House, where you can enrol for a Dutch language course in Brussels. There, they can also give you information about a self-study program. If you learn Dutch by your own, you can take a test to prove the level you have achieved.

Practice test 

You can also take a practice test (instructions in Dutch only):

  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address
  • Where it says school, write: Huis van het Nederlands Brussel

The practise test shows how the test works. The level of Dutch is not representative of the level of the actual test.


You can find more information about the procedure on the Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering’s website (only available in Dutch).

See also the test rules and instructions (only available in Dutch).


How do you make an appointment for a test? 

If you would like to take a test, you need to make an appointment. 

  • By telephone: 02 501 66 98
    • Mondays, 9 am – 11 am.
    • Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Wednesdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Fridays, 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Online at this website
    • Enter your details
    • As test type choose: wooncode
    • Choose a date and confirm the appointment
  • By email:

What should you bring to the test? 

Bring your proof of identity.

More information 

For more information about the test, call 02 501 66 60.