English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, but since Dutch is the official language, knowing a few basic Dutch expressions will go a long way in ensuring a smoother visit and better integration.
Check out these basic Dutch expressions that will help you ask the right question to the right person :
Hello – Hallo
Good morning/ Good afternoon/ Good evening – Goedemorgen/ Goedemiddag/ Goedeavond
Thank you – Bedankt
Time – Tijd
Map – Kaart
What is your name? – Wat is uw naam?
I am [your name] – Ik ben …
Where do you come from? – Waar komt u vandaan?
I come from [your country] – Ik kom uit …
Can you help me please? – Kunt u mij helpen alsjeblieft?
Do you speak English? – Spreekt u Engels?
I do not speak Dutch – Ik spreek geen Nederlands
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