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 our teaching location
Sweelinckplein 9/11, 1st floor, unit 18, The Hague "Duinoord" or at one of the students' homes in The Hague or Wassenaar.
We discuss Dutch novels, short stories, poetry and childrens' books.

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!


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:

 

* Thursday 19 September 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel

 "Laatste seizoen"
by Vonne van der Meer (196 pages) 

 

* Thursday 17 October 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
to be decided on soon

 

* Thursday 14 November 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel

 To be decided on soon

 

* Thursday 12 December 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
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
•    “Het 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”
•    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!