Dutch language test priority scheme for day-care centre or for secondary, primary and nursery education

Would you like to enrol your child at a Dutch-speaking school or day-care centre?

Your child will be given priority by the Flemish Government if you or your partner have a certain level of Dutch.

  • Level B1 for a day-care centre
  • Level B2 for a secondary, primary or nursery school

Testing during the corona crisis

During the corona crisis you cannot take a test at the Dutch Language House Brussels. However, you can take an online test. Would you like more information? Would you like to take an online test? Contact us by phone. You can reach us from Monday till Friday, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Call +32 2 313 96 00

Which test will you take at the Huis van het Nederlands?

There is a specific test for parents who want to enrol their children at a Dutch-speaking school or day-care centre. The test is oral, lasts half an hour and consists of two parts. In the first part you speak alone, the second part is a dialogue with the employee of the Huis van het Nederlands. 

You are given a subject for each part and are allowed some time to prepare. The subjects are real-life situations from a school or day-care centre. You will get the results within a week. You can take another test after six months.

How do you make an appointment for a test?


Attention: from 11 to 22 February 2019 you can only make an appointment by phone, not online.

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.

What do you bring to the test?

A valid proof of identity.

More information

Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur les tests? Vous pouvez nous contacter au 02 501 66 60.

Would you like more information about the procedure for enrolling your child? Then visit www​.inschrijveninbrussel​.be or www​.kinderopvanginbrussel​.be.