Proof of Dutch knowledge for childcare workers and managers of day-care centres

A childcare centre can receive accreditation or subsidies if the employees have a certain level of Dutch, as established by the Flemish Government. That level is:

  • For childcare workers: 
    • B1 for speaking and listening
    • A2 for reading and writing
  • For managers:
    • B2 for speaking and listening
    • B1 for reading and writing 

Which test are you taking at the Huis van het Nederlands?

The test consists of two parts: listening and speaking. Each part takes about one hour. 

You start with listening. This part is done on the computer. If this part is too difficult, the test will stop there and you will not have passed. 

If the listening test goes well, an appointment will be made for the speaking test at a later date.

How to make an appointment for a test?


Use our online agenda:

  1. Fill in your details
  2. Choose which test you want to take
  3. Choose a date and make an appointment

Our assessment schedule is published on the website only few weeks in advance.
Please check our calendar frequently for updates.

By telephone

Call 02 313 96 66

  • Monday between 9 h. and 11 h.
  • from Tuesday until Friday between 9 h. and 12 h.

How to prepare for the test?

Practice test

You can take a practice test:

  • fill in your name
  • fill in your e‑mail address 
  • under school write: Huis van het Nederlands Brussels

The practice test shows how the test works. The level of Dutch in the practice test is not representative of the level of the real test

To the practice test

Take a pre-screening

Are you unsure whether you have the required level of Dutch? 

Come to the Huis and take a pre-screening.

Read more about pre-screening

More information

Would you like to know more about the tests? You can contact us via 02 501 66 60.

More information about the procedure is available on the website of the Agency for Integration and Civic Integration (Dutch only).

There you can also read the test regulations and check the test instructions.