TIP: watch these DUTCH TV programs if you're learning Dutch!

Which DUTCH TV programs should you watch when you learn Dutch, and you want to practise listening to the Dutch language?

That depends mostly on your level of Dutch, but let’s assume you can understand these ‘Heb je zin?’ lessons without subtitles?

Then I can recommend 3 programs:
1. Het Jeugdjournaal – the Children’s news; very helpful to see the news of the day in simple language; the images will match with the text; and it’s one topic after the other, so if you get lost… next minute there is a new chance with a new topic
2. Het Klokhuis – very helpful to learn vocabulary in a context; it’s a children’s program and every episode deals with 1 topic.
3. Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (GTST) – if you like soap operas like ‘Heb je zin?’ then this is the one and only real Dutch soap opera.

If you’re level of Dutch is advanced, watch:
– Zondag met Lubach
– De Wereld Draait Door! (dwdd)
Both programs are very popular, but a bit hard for beginners.

In this episode we practise the grammer from #dutchgrammar-2 lessons 2 and 3 about possession.

Heb je zin? – 2, episode 39 – soap opera for Dutch learners by Bart de Pau. Episode: Xing wants to practise her Dutch and asks Martin which Dutch TV program he can recommend.

Dutch grammar rules applied on the CEFR level A2/B1. Related grammar lesson: #dutchgrammar-2 lessons 2 and 3

Dutch Grammar

#dutchgrammar-2 | Dutch grammar: elementary level

Dutch Grammar 3

Combine your knowledge of Dutch vocabulary and Dutch grammar: Practise Dutch sentences (Nederlandse zinnen) and Dutch pronunciation (Nederlandse uitspraak).

This lesson uses the grammar of #dutchgrammar-2 lessons 2 and 3.

This is Dutch lesson 38 of the second season of video series ‘Heb je zin?’ – a soap opera for learning Dutch, applying Dutch grammar: sentences in Dutch that you use in daily conversations.

Dutch tutor ‘online docent NT2’ Bart de Pau shows you an animated video in simple Dutch. The video has subtitles in 2 languages: in Dutch and in English. That way you can practise what you’ve learned already on learndutch.org: combining the most common words with the basic Dutch grammar. On learndutch.org you’ll find the transcript and translation of the videos, as well as a version without subtitles (to practise your listening skills).

For free weekly Dutch lessons (sent by e-mail), you sign up here:

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Leer Nederlandse zinnen met online docent NT2 Bart de Pau!

Met de Nederlandse lessen in de serie ‘Heb je zin?’ combineren we de basis woordenkennis Nederlands met de kennis van de basisgrammatica. In de NT2 video zie je een eenvoudig verhaaltje in het Nederlands, met ondertiteling in het Engels en het Nederlands.

Bart de Pau is an online Dutch Tutor at learndutch.org and founder of:
– the BLC Dutch Summer School, https://dutchsummerschool.nl
– the BLC Dutch Winter School, https://dutchwinterschool.nl

To create sentences in Dutch you need to understand the grammar theory – online course #dutchgrammar can be recommended:
for beginners: https://www.learndutch.org/dutch-grammar/
for the elemenatary level: https://www.learndutch.org/dutch-grammar-2/
for the intermediate level: https://www.learndutch.org/dutch-grammar-3/

50 Comments

  1. Brrr on August 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Ja jeugdjournaal. Indoctrineer die mensen gelijk met staatspropaganda



  2. Lozbur on August 11, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Xing is a legend



  3. Alivre Lima on August 11, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Oh nee Martin doe maar niet!



  4. Gamekracht on August 11, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Ik ben in Nederland geboren waarom ben ik hier



  5. Yowhnnes Yemane on August 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Heel mooi



  6. Lee Cox on August 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    My favorite Dutch programs are (or were) the original Dutch version of Dancing with the Stars (NOT the horrible 2012 reboot!) — Jan Postulart and I have been online friends for several years now — and "Help! Papa Kookt" When I discovered that show on RTL, I thought it was one of the funniest shows I’d ever seen. And "Wie is de Mol?" also has a fairly large following here in the US.



  7. Bini Bini mebrhatom on August 11, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I am happy bucse I find this chanel



  8. Andrew McGuire on August 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Good advice. ‘Zondag met Lubach’ is brilliant. Worth a watch even if you don’t understand all of it.



  9. Darren on August 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Hello! I have to ask how do you get "Whatsapp" in this translation? Dank u! and "yes" to all the questions ๐Ÿ™‚



  10. Jan Alleman on August 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Heb je zin? Is een belangrijke vraag in het Nederlands ๐Ÿ˜‚



  11. fireworkstarter on August 11, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Je moet natuurlijk ook pownieuws kijken anders snap je niks van de bevolking :p



  12. wolf Jason on August 11, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I am going to watch the Defensive programโ€™s..to learn de koninkrijk landmacht



  13. Zoran Pavloviฤ‡ on August 11, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Prachtig!



  14. Frans Bauer on August 11, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    The best show to watch is "Flodder" ๐Ÿ™‚



  15. Lenny Kilay on August 11, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Leuke channel.Subscribed and Liked๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™



  16. Background Music ๐ŸŽต on August 11, 2021 at 10:12 pm


  17. Lars-023 on August 11, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    If youre going to the netherlands remember โ€œkankerโ€ youre gonna need it



  18. Oleg Golovliov on August 11, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Werkelijk ik kijk al lang naar Jeugd journal. Bedankt voor een tips.



  19. Jehad Taisan on August 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Prachtig tips
    Dank u wel



  20. Forkan Hardaoui on August 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Inderdaad ! Dat is spannend…maar?.. ook weekend.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿถ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘



  21. bs sanae on August 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    You are de best ๐Ÿ‘



  22. bs sanae on August 11, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    BEDANKT ๐Ÿ’˜



  23. Frietje Oorlog on August 11, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    "d’r" ipv "haar"? Echt?



  24. bs sanae on August 11, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Vos Leรงons sont plus plus plus que manifiques extra extra extra ordinaires
    ร€ l’infini.
    C’est un travail bien bien bien mรชme plus que soignรฉ ..
    Je vous remerci infiniment de tout mon โค๏ธ
    J’ai assayรฉ de vous รฉcrire en nรฉerlandais ,mais suis encore dรฉbutante.
    Je vous souhaite plus de succรจs.๐Ÿ’ž
    Il wens Jullie meer en meer en meer succes .
    Il hou zoveel van Jullie ๐Ÿ’‹



  25. Ding Liuoui on August 11, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    want zij heeft net Mariekes berichtje verwijderd



  26. j jurijs on August 11, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Ik ken een aantal melodrama kanalen, maar te direct." Heb je zijn" is heel interesant! ๐Ÿ‘



  27. Gamekracht on August 11, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Ik ben in Nederland geboren waarom ben ik hier



  28. Daan Jonker on August 11, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    1:33 fack yes ik heb iets bereikt in mijn leven



  29. Anton Novikov on August 11, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Het spijt me dat te moet zeggen, maar ik kon me zo’n dom personage als Martin niet voorstellen. Kan hij in de volgende afleveringen normale broeken dragen in plaats van korte broeken? Hij kwam naar de hotelkamer van zijn vriendin zonder bloemen en champagne, maar met een goedkope salade … Zal ik hem advies geven wat hij ‘s avonds met Xing moet doen? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Waarom beeldt Bart een Hollandse man zo dom af?



  30. Xile dumb on August 11, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Bedankt bart. Ik leer veel van uw.



  31. Chisekra NM on August 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Nambeaha n kaataha ne iakai



  32. Nikrak Marak on August 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Rebajok ne



  33. dwi purwa on August 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    already subscribed. I’m so happy to find this channel. It would be nice to learn Dutch. Thanks Bart



  34. Ravid Davici on August 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    where can we watch these shows?



  35. Background Music ๐ŸŽต on August 11, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Ik bin lincolnshire mijn naam ist klock ik sprek en lincoln dialect Bumflit tijdung her fram uk maan called wilk het spreek het



  36. LeroyUrocyon713 on August 11, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Ik wil voor velen Nederlandse lessen doen!



  37. Gamekracht on August 11, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Ik ben in Nederland geboren waarom ben ik hier



  38. Enimo23 on August 11, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Meer nederlanders dan buitenlanders hiero lmao



  39. MK Piatkowski on August 11, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Yes, Zondag met Lubach is about politics and has lots of word jokes but that is what’s great about it. Watching it with Dutch subtitles really gives a feel for the language, and when they do English subtitles it’s great to watch a segment with them then watch again without to see how much you’re retaining. Plus, it’s really funny and I’ve learned so much about the Netherlands!



  40. Eline on August 11, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Goede tijden slechte tijden!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜



  41. Siranoush Malkhasian on August 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



  42. goofypoofy Gaming on August 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Ik kan niet goed Netherland spreaken…. kan emand help naar mijn…



  43. Sara Spano on August 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I learnt a lot of dutch watching wie is de mol with dutch subtitles and asking my dutch boyfriend to explain the parts I didn’t get



  44. Gulnara Narzullayeva on August 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Dankuwel ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰



  45. Catalin Soare on August 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I don’t have TV cable, but you can watch Netflix for kids with Dutch subtitles. I use Reverso app to write down all the new words and I practice them regularly with Reverso. Success!



  46. The S.C.P Foundation on August 11, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Mensen die nederlands leren kijken naar deze kanalen ik kijk naar amerikaanse kanalen beetje omgekeerd



  47. Holo on August 11, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Ik moet m’n woordenschat echt n’s uitbreiden…



  48. Background Music ๐ŸŽต on August 11, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Avya gorra wi’ya duck je



  49. Natasja Van der Hoek on August 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Jammer dat zondag met Lubach, na het aankomende seizoen gaat stoppen. En de wereld draait door is al gestopt. Misschien nieuwe programma’s introduceren. Spangas en Brugklas zijn misschien ook wel leuk series voor de jongeren om te kijken. En wanneer je van dieren houd Freeks wilde wereld. Hart van Nederland voor Nederlands nieuws.



  50. Donnbie on August 11, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Is it a coincidence how De Wereld Draait Door and Zondag met Lubach are both the 2 biggest programs of the Dutch public broadcasting service that ended in recent years? ๐Ÿ˜‚