Free apps, websites and software for learning Dutch

Here are a few fantastic free apps, websites and pieces of software for Dutch learners. Apps provide an accessible, enjoyable experience that gamifies learning Dutch, taking the hassle out of the learning experience.


Duolingo logo Duolingo's free Dutch course is perhaps the most popular way of learning Dutch online. Providing simple lessons with quizzes and tests throughout, as well as simple but detailed explanations of basic features of Dutch grammar, Duolingo is a great start to your learning adventure. By the end of finishing the Duolingo Dutch course, you'll have a firm grasp of basic Dutch, and will be able to hold simple conversations in Dutch!


Memrise logo Memrise is a flashcard platform for learning, and has many great courses, including The 1,001 Most Common Words and Dutch 1, amongst others.


Babbel logo Babbel is home to award winning language courses, and includes a solid Dutch course, aimed at beginners and covering 2,000 words and 200 useful sentences. While being a very good course, Babbel is only free for the first lesson in each course — full access has a fee. Babbel is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and offers courses in German, French, Spanish, and other languages too.