+31649898224 age@amsterdutch.nl

Age Akkerman

Personal Dutch Teacher

Helping you to learn Dutch

Personal Dutch Lessons

Learn Dutch efficiently and with pleasure. I am experienced and certified to guide you through this process. I help you to get confident in speaking and I make grammar easy and practical.

Staatsexamen NT2 and Inburgering

I can help you prepare for a Dutch exam. Where you need to improve? How to do the exam? I work as official examiner for Staatsexamen.

Individual lessons and courses

1-on-1 lessons, focusing on what you need. You study on your level with material selected for you.

Practical & effective

Practice conversation. We solve the parts that makes it difficult for you.

Stress-free, Grammar made easy

You learn better without stress. Adapted to your learning speed and style.

Flexible schedules

Weekly scheduled lessons that can be adjusted and rescheduled to your agenda, so you don’t miss a lesson.

How I teach

I use a variety of methods and pay special attention to conversation. You will get the opportunity to practice speaking Dutch and feel comfortable.
For each student, I select material that fits best, with audio, texts and exercises. Read simplified books at your level from my special library to improve your vocabulary and feeling for the language. Writing and talking about the stories will give you the needed experience using your Dutch.

For whom?

  • individual, for people of all backgrounds and levels
  • my place, your place, online or in-company
  • preparing examen (inburgering, staatsexamen NT2)
  • children (basisschool, middelbare school)

Intake & Waiting list

  • The first meeting will be an intake session to explore how we will work together
  • If I’m fully booked, I can put you on my waiting list, so you can start as soon as a spot becomes available.

About me

I am certified teacher Dutch as a second language since 2009. I have a NT2 teaching qualification and a master’s degree. I also work as a certified examiner for Staatsexamen NT2.

I love teaching and make learning easy, enjoyable and effective. I am patient and I attune to my students, providing what a student needs during every stage of learning.

In my free time, I ♬ the piano.

“Learning Dutch enriches your world,
connects you to Dutch people and culture”


My location in Amsterdam West


Vancouverstraat 24-3


Age is a great teacher! I have studied Dutch on a weekly basis with Age for many years. He has taken my Dutch to a level at which I now work and socialize in Dutch comfortably on a daily basis. Age is smart, creative, and down-to-earth in his approach. He goes the extra mile to personalize his lessons, including giving me novels of just the right level, appropriate grammar books, films to watch, writing assignments, recordings to make, etc. This personalized approach is essential for learning this language, especially since so many of the Dutch speak English. Since I arrived in the Netherlands, one of my goals was to integrate on a high level, including language. Age has made this possible. I am very grateful and highly recommend him!
Patrick Johnson (US)

Age is a great teacher and I highly recommend him for Dutch lessons. He has a very relaxed and patient approach to teaching, progressively introducing new concepts and challenges to grow and succeed in language development. We spend the lessons reviewing older concepts and introducing new ones in the delightful natural context of regular conversation. I feel comfortable and welcome in my new language through his expert help and guidance.
Monty Kerson (US)

“Age is a fantastic teacher. Very patient and prepared. I highly recommend him for Dutch lessons.”
Marinella Pucci (Italy)

Costs & Scheduling

Choose the amount of lessons that suits you.

Costs per lesson/month

A 1-hour lesson costs € 55. So weekly lessons of one hour costs around € 220 per month.
A 1.5-hour lesson costs € 78.
Most Dutch Language lessons are exempted from VAT/BTW.

Flexible lesson plans, schedules, reschedule

Lessons are typically scheduled once or twice per week. I give my student a time slot, every week the same day and time. You are always free to reschedule, move a lesson to another day or skip lessons. You will not be charged for lessons cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.

I am available for lessons Monday–Friday, 10:00–22:00.

Student preparation for the lessons

To use the lessons time efficiently, you would need around two hours of self-study for every lesson.

How many lessons do I need?

Most of my students come once per week. For beginners, I recommend to have at least 1.5 hour of lessons per week.
You don’t need that many hours of individual lesson. You prepare the lessons with self study, so in the lesson we focus on difficulties and your conversation.

How do I pay?

I can send you an invoice for lessons per month or a number of lessons.
It is also possible to pay per lesson by bank or cash.

Where do the lessons take place?

The lessons take place at my location in Amsterdam West: Vancouverstraat 24-3.

I can come to your place or office, for which I charge my travel time. 

Online lessons are also possible.
I am fully equipped with professional microphone and camera.
This is also a good option when you are traveling but don’t want to skip your lesson.

My teacher credentials and registration

Certificate teacher Dutch as a second language, 2009, Post-HBO, University of Amsterdam/HvA (NT2 teaching qualification)

Master’s degree Vrije Universiteit, 1999.

First grade degree in secondary education (MO-B akte).

I am a certified examiner for Staatsexamen NT2, scoring regular and special exams (Cito).

Registered at Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel, KvK): 34377718

Member of BVNT2; Professional Dutch Teachers Association.

Don’t wait any longer. Start improving your Dutch today!

Email or call me: +31649898224

Ask a question or schedule an intake