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Dutch Book Reading Club

This Book Reading Club is also open for Dutch native speakers and book lovers.
Joining this club is the perfect way to make new internationals friends!

 

DUTCH BOOK READING CLUB

 

Dutch book reading on intermediate / advanced level (A2 and up).

The DUTCH FOR EXPATS® Dutch Book Reading Club meets every month at one of the students' homes in The Hague or Wassenaar.
We discuss Dutch novels, short stories, poetry and childrens' books.



What to expect?

•    You read a novel in Dutch by a Dutch author (title advised by your teacher)
•    The teacher provides a list with questions to answer to prepare for the Book Club session
•    Discussion in Dutch about the book

Next sessions on:

* Tuesday 25 January 2022
we will read the Dutch novel

 "De erfenis" (96 pages)
by Connie Palmen 


Tuesday 1 March 2022

we will read the Dutch novel

  "De wandelaar" (197 pages)
by Adriaan van Dis

 

Tuesday 5 April 2022

we will read the Dutch novel

  to be decided on soon

 

Tuesday 10 May 2022

we will read the Dutch novel

  to be decided on soon

 

 

Suggestions of Dutch novels on intermediate/advanced level (A2 and up):

•    “Het bittere kruid” by Marga Minco
•    “Twee vrouwen” by Harry Mulisch
•    “De zoon uit Spanje” by Tessa de Loo
•    “Zomerhitte” by Jan Wolkers
•    “Water en As” by Nelleke Noordervliet
•    "Oeroeg" by Hella Haasse
•    "Erik, of het klein insectenboek" by Godfried Bomans 
•    "Een vlucht regenwulpen" by Maarten 't Hart
•    "De leesclub" by Renate Dorrestein
•    “Het zwijgen van Maria Zachea” by Judith Koelemijer
•    “Meisje met de parel” by Tracey Chevalier (Dutch translation)
•    "De spion" by Paulo Coelho
•    The story of “The Flying Dutchman”
•    Dutch short stories
•    Short stories for children “Jip en Janneke” and "Nijntje"
•    Suggestions from the students

… but we could  also choose a more challenging novel like:

•    “De Tweeling” by Tessa de Loo
•    “Het Tulpenvirus” by Daniëlle Hermans
•    "Het diner" by Herman Koch
•    Dutch poems
•    Suggestions from students

The teacher will provide questions about the books which you receive before reading.
One session every month.
Complete course (4 sessions) costs € 120.
Sign up per separate session is possible (fee € 40,- per person, per session).
Exact dates to be discussed with the students.
Minimum 3, maximum 8 students per session.

This Book Reading Club is also open for DUTCH native speakers and book lovers.
Joining this club is the perfect way to make new internationals friends!