Learn Dutch at a Taalcafé

6 February 2024
Do you want to improve your spoken and written Dutch? Then it's good to know that there are several locations in the Maastricht Region where you can practise your Dutch in an informal setting at low or no cost. Head to your local bibliotheek (library), for example, and see what they organise.

Libraries often have a weekly time where residents can practise their Dutch with volunteers and language coaches. Usually this is called Taalcafé, Taalpunt or Taalhuis. Participation is usually free and it also gives you the opportunity to get to know some locals from your own neighbourhood.

We have listed a number of Taalcafés in the Maastricht region for you.

  • Taalmaatjes Heuvelland (Humanitas) where you can apply for a language buddy with whom you can talk, read, watch television, drink coffee or tea or go for a walk while practising Dutch.
  • Maastricht Babelchat is a fortnightly informal gathering in Maastricht for people wanting to practice their Dutch and English conversation skills.
  • Traject offers various language activities like Taalcafé, Taalles (group class Dutch) and Taalspreekuur (Language consultation hour). Multiple locations in Maastricht.
  • Taalcafé Centre Céramique Maastricht. Learn Dutch over a cup of coffee or tea. Every Thursday from 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Taalcafé Malpertuis. Learn Dutch over a cup of coffee or tea. Every Tuesday from 10:00 - 12:00 at bibliotheek Malpertuis, Maastricht.
  • Taalcafé Stein in the library of Stein for those who already speak and understand a little bit Dutch. 
  • Taalcafé Eijsden-Margraten online or live at het Sociaal Centrum in Eijsden.
  • Taalpunt Echt-Susteren in library Echt-Susteren at Fridays between 11:00 - 13:00. Taalpunt is in contact with all language initiatives in Echt-Susteren and its surroundings such as schools, training courses and language projects.
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