Video: Overview of the Dutch Language (Nederlands or Hollands)

Dutch language overview video

The lowdown on Dutch

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Dutch including:

  • its history
  • where it is spoken (global distribution)
  • background on the writing system
  • what other languages have influenced it
  • what regional Dutch varieties exist
  • very much more

Paul includes example samples of the Dutch language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

This video is all about the Dutch language (or Nederlands) as it's known in Dutch. Learn all about the history and features of Dutch.

Dutch speakers

There are approximately 23 million speakers of Dutch as their mother tongue with roughly 16 million living in the European Union. Another 4 million people speak Dutch as a second or foreign language.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.