Practical information

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Would you like to register for a Dutch language course?

Do you have a question about learning or practicing Dutch? 

You can visit us freely or by appointment.

Below you can find the hours when you can drop by without an appointment.

(Please note that from Tuesday 2 April until Friday 12 April we work only by appointment.)

Head office Brussels

Monday14:00 - 16:00by appointment
Tuesday9:00 - 11:0014:00 - 16:00
Wednesdayby appointment14:00 - 16:00by appointment
Thursdayby appointmentby appointment
Fridayby appointmentby appointment

An entrance without stairs is to be found at the back of the Huis van het Nederlands. Go to Nieuwland 9, 1000 Brussels and ring at the gate.

Office Elsene

(closed on Tuesday 2 and 9 april)

Tuesdayby appointment14:00 - 15:30

Office Jette

(closed on Thursday 4 and 11 april)

Thursday9:00 - 11:0014:00 - 15:30

Attention! The offices in Elsene and Jette are closed during school holidays. Check our closing days.

Click on the following link to book an appointment. You can also call or email us.


+32 2 313 96 00

You can call us from Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 17.00.

Head office Brussels

Philippe de Champagnestraat 23

1000 Brussels

Office Elsene

Community center Elzenhof
Kroonlaan 12
1050 Elsene

Office Jette

Community center Essegem
Leopold I‑straat 329
1090 Jette


You do a test and meet with an employee who will advise you on a course or activities to practice Dutch.

  • Bring valid proof of identity

The Dutch Language House informs you about different options: Dutch for beginners or advanced learners, fast learning or just at a slower pace, oral and written courses, in different municipalities in Brussels, both during the day and in the evening. Based on a test and on your situation, we advise a Dutch course.

Signing up for a course

After getting an advice, you decide wether or not to sign up for the course.

For most courses in Dutch-speaking adult education in Brussels you can sign up at the Dutch Language House.

A certification test

Do you need a specific certificate to prove your level of Dutch? Read more about the certification tests you can take at the Dutch Language House.

Read more


  • Our advice is free.
  • Do you want to sign up for a Dutch course? You pay a maximum of 54 euros for a course level A2 (1.1, 1.2) and B1 (2.1−2.4) if you live in a Brussels municipality. Don’t live in Brussels? Then you will pay a maximum of 220 euros per course, depending on the level.
  • Level B2 courses (3.1, 3.2) and higher: a maximum of 117 euros. 
  • Do you sign up a fourth time for the same level? Then the course is more expensive (maximum 360 euros + book fee) from level B2. You don’t live in a Brussels municipality? Then the course is more expensive from level B1

Closing days

Planning a visit to the Dutch Language House? Have a look at our closing days to check if we are open.

Closing days