Meet the Team

We welcome you!


Founder / Director / Teacher

Hi and welcome to ABC Dutch! Real glad you’re here. I have been an NT2 Teacher since 2006.
At ABC Dutch we care about each individual student and their progress, therefore we only provide you with native, dedicated, inspiring, experienced and certified Dutch teachers who will put YOU and your wishes, needs and development first. In a serious, yet fun way, we will make sure you achieve your goals learning or improving your Dutch.


Manager / Teacher

Hi, my name is Marloes. I’ve been working as a Dutch teacher since 2011 and I live in The Hague; I find both very inspiring! I love teaching because every class is different and for me I enjoy teaching you something that you can use straight away in your daily life - for example to be able to say what you’re up to in Dutch, improving the pronunciation of the Dutch ’g’ (as in ’Scheveningen’ ;-)) or answering your difficult questions about Dutch grammar: I really enjoy this as well as living in The Hague. It’s so nice to live close to the beach! I hope to see you soon in class to take your Dutch to the next level!



Hi, I’m Vincent. Languages and communication are the driving force behind my career. Fascinated by the opportunities languages provide and their imposing limits at the same time, I enjoy teaching Dutch as a second language. I love playing with words and grammar, working in an international setting with students who all have their unique background, their unique story. Being fully aware of the challenge they took up by learning a new foreign language, I offer a diverse program. To me it is essential to have a pleasant and informal atmosphere, which guarantees that learning Dutch and having fun can go hand in hand. See you in class!


Director Rotterdam / Teacher

Hello! My name is Renee. When I found myself in front of a class for the first time back in 2009 I instantly knew: this is it! The Dutch language has always fascinated me and I love passing on my knowledge and passion to others - even if they don’t ask for it ;-). There’s a lot of interaction in my lessons, you will receive a lot of feedback and I explain grammar in an easy and simple way. Being creative I love games, songs and drawing: this makes all lessons effective as well as fun! And probably most important is a good atmosphere with a great sense of humor. I look forward to it! You too?



My name is Boris and I was born in Leiden where I also studied Dutch linguistics at university. Since 2011, I have been enjoying teaching students from various countries. I find the international character of this work very inspiring. During my lessons I always try and create an informal atmosphere in which the passing on of knowledge can flow easily. If you would also like to take your Dutch to a higher level, then I will hopefully see you in class



My name is Elize and I’ve been a Dutch teacher for quite a while now. There’s an extra dimension to the lessons at ABC Dutch due to the different nationalities of the students.
Besides the Dutch language, everyone likes to learn about the Dutch culture as well. This makes our groups very motivating and fun at the same time! I find it important to create a good atmosphere and I will make sure everyone always feels comfortable in class. Hope to welcome you soon!



Hi! My name is Barbara. As a ten-year-old girl I always said: "I'll be a teacher one day!" Now, more than 38 years later, I am happy to stand in front of the class. I enjoy helping people to learn Dutch. Having worked in Spanish-speaking countries for a long time myself, I know what it feels like to learn a new language in another country. In my lessons I pay a lot of attention to speaking skills and I use audios and music. Of course you’ll get a lot of feedback in my lessons and I will also remind you what you have already mastered. After all, praise for language creates courage in language!



My name is Antonette and since 2011 I’ve been teaching Dutch with much pleasure. The Dutch language, and especially grammar, is my passion. To me it is really important to teach students at the right level, to make (and keep) you enthusiastic about Dutch and to not only pay attention to things you still have to learn but also focus on everything you already know well. I hope to see you soon at ABC Dutch



Hi, I'm Nienke and I've been living in The Hague since 2009. Before that I have always traveled a lot and other cultures and languages fascinate me enormously. When you learn a language, you automatically learn more about the culture. That's why I like seeing those two things coincide in my classes. With great pleasure and patience I help you to master grammar and pronunciation. This works best in a relaxed learning environment and it is important to me that you feel comfortable. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in my class and teaching you Dutch!



Hi, I'm Nachet! I am a passionate language teacher and have over 12 years of experience in teaching Dutch as a second language. I have a lot of experience with private courses, group lessons and immersion. Regarding the latter, students are guided from A0 to A2 language level at lightning speed. My classes are energetic and interactive. I have a passion for language, music and travelling. In class I will give you the tools, but you will have to do the swimming yourself!



Hi, I'm Roy. I've been working as a Dutch teacher since 2013. The emphasis of my lessons is on playfulness, fun, creativity and how people learn from a science perspective. Everyone is different, learns differently and has different needs, so I like to create my classes with you in mind, thinking about what works best for you. I get inspiration for my lessons based on research about how people learn and how they process information most effectively. This is related to my passion for Neuroscience and the work I do in this field.



Teaching is the most rewarding work I have ever done. I find it exciting and inspiring to teach people of different backgrounds and from different cultures. I do my best to make it as much fun as possible. At times the learning process gets daunting, that comes with the territory. Same goes for the reward. Learning to truly communicate in another language broadens your horizon, it is great!



My name is Jacqueline. Since 2017, I’ve been enjoying teaching Dutch as a second language. In my lessons I integrate current or daily topics. I use fun and active work forms and language games. Students playfully work together to master the Dutch language. My priorities are to increase self confidence to speak Dutch and a good atmosphere in class! It’s also very nice when international students can share their experiences regarding Dutch culture together. I think it's important to maintain variety and pace in the lessons and for students to enjoy coming to class. Learning a language is simply fun.



Behind every language you learn lies a new world. A world of knowledge, habits, encounters and opportunities. I am Staf, Nt2 teacher since 2015, and I am happy to guide you on your journey of discovery. I do this with great pleasure and involvement. I enjoy it when my students slowly start to feel more at home in the Netherlands through the language. In my lessons we work with grammar, collect new words and talk about Dutch culture. But what we're going to do most of all is practice. Through varied and lively lessons, I hope that you will gain enough confidence to start using Dutch in your daily life and to continue to do so even after the courses are over. Do you want to go on a journey of discovery together? Then join me at ABC Dutch!



Welcome! How nice that you’d like to learn Dutch! My name is Andrea and I was born in Rotterdam. I love languages and cultures and love working with people from all over the world. I also speak French and a little Portuguese and Italian and I love music. I would like to pass on my love for the Dutch language to you, so that you can make contact with other Dutch people, both privately and at work. I’d also like to tell you more about the Netherlands and Dutch customs. In my classes I ensure a pleasant, casual atmosphere and variety. This way you’ll learn a lot of new words and you’ll be able to quickly construct good Dutch sentences. I will motivate you, stimulate you and give you the confidence to speak Dutch. I look forward to seeing you in my class!



Hoi, I'm Meike, and I've been a Dutch language teacher since 2011. My unique perspective on language learning, shaped by my time living in Portugal, adds an extra layer of enjoyment to my work. With a background in language and cultural studies, I've had the pleasure of working with people from all corners of the world.Teaching this lifelong skill is incredibly rewarding, and I strive to maintain a 'glocal' approach, believing that 'The world is a village, let's meet the neighbors!'. As I teach you the language, you, in turn, introduce me to new experiences which I never take for granted. While learning a new language can be a serious endeavor, I firmly believe in infusing it with light-heartedness and fun.



I'm Willem. After teaching psychology in higher education for 30 years (giving lectures - also to seniors; supervising script writers, fellow researchers and research interns) I decided to take a break from it for a while, after which I worked as a part-time care director (four years) and, in parallel , teacher of Dutch to non-native speakers (now for 10 years). I enjoy teaching Dutch and I listen to feedback and student's wishes to increase the quality of my lessons. I do my best to convey the grammar energetically and interactively, especially in a structured and effective manner (the many exceptions to language rules make that Dutch is sometimes experienced as a difficult language). I have a passion for travelling, writing and music. I look forward to seeing you at ABC Dutch!



My name is Jolanda. My career in education spans about 30 years. In all those years I’ve taught Dutch Nt2 lessons as well as Spanish. My heart is with both. I have had considerable experience with many different kinds of groups. The diversity in these groups is what motivates and inspires me. I also like to make use of the possibilities that the internet offers. It is an inspiring addition to the various methods that make learning more fun and more effective. As a teacher, I keep an eye out for the specific wishes and challenges of the different students and provide complementary input in and outside my classes so that the student is guided where his challenges, needs and wishes lie. But above all, learning should be fun. Improving all languages in a playful and pleasant way whilst not even realising that you are studying.



Hi! I'm Daphne. I am Dutch and I have been an Italian teacher for quite some time. I've lived in Italy, so I know what it's like to live in another country and learn the language. A few years ago, after my NT2 teacher training, I also became a Dutch teacher. I find it very inspiring to teach students of so many different nationalities. You get a lot of feedback during my classes and there is a lot of interaction. Sometimes we listen to Dutch songs, read interesting articles or watch trending videos. I have a personal approach and I create a pleasant atmosphere in the classroom in which you don't have to be afraid of making mistakes. You learn better when it's fun and you feel at ease!



Hello, my name is Nadine. So good you’d like to learn Dutch! I believe that mastering a language expands your world. It's a great experience when you suddenly understand everyone around you and the signs you see on the street. Questions from students make me look at my native language in a refreshing way. Love it! (The Dutch) Language fascinates me and I hope to pass on that fascination to my students. It’s important to learn with playfulness and curiosity and not from the frustration of not being able to and not knowing. You have to make mistakes in order to learn, in a relaxed atmosphere but focused. It gives me great satisfaction when I see that students make progress and speak Dutch with more confidence. I look forward to seeing you at ABC Dutch!



I have been teaching French and Dutch as a second language for two years now. And I do that with great pleasure! I grew up in an international environment, I have worked in the financial and cultural sector (management assistant), and I am also an art historian. I am learning Greek (my 5th language), and also lived in Greece for a while. I now like to share all my experiences and interests with my students. I guide my students with great passion, openness and commitment during their study of the Dutch language AND culture! I look forward to welcoming you at ABC Dutch. Learning the Dutch language and culture is not only very interesting but also great fun!



Hello, my name is Peter and I am a Dutchman with some Flemish blood. I am curious by nature and I’ve been an NT2 teacher since 2003 and have a background in both teaching Dutch as a second language and art.. In my younger days, I was a graphic designer. My life is filled with different languages and culture. I love meeting new people of different nationalities and teach them Dutch as clearly as possible. And of course, there’s a lot of fun, variety and interaction in my lessons. Together we will take your Dutch to a higher level.