tailored Dutch lessons

with Kim Koelewijn

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Are you moving to the Netherlands? Or do you want your child to be able to communicate with family members? Perhaps you or your child need help with Dutch spelling and grammar. Whatever your language goals are, we can help you achieve them. 


"My kids were born in the US. Being a Dutchie married to an American, raising my kids bilingual and connected to Dutch language and culture has always been important.  Kim is a creative, skillful, compassionate and experienced teacher, who knows exactly how to connect to my kids' worlds. She has helped my kids to be excited about their Dutch heritage again. In other words; I highly recommend Kim's classes for any kind of learner or proficiency level."

— Jacqueline H., Chicago


Experienced teacher

With over 15 years of teaching experience, I have successfully taught the Dutch language to people of all levels and ages.

Personalized approach

I understand that each individual learns differently. That's why I will work closely with my students to figure out the best learning methods that will keep them motivated throughout the lessons.

Welcoming environment

Learning a new language should be a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone. I strive to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where everyone can feel at ease while learning Dutch.





Class Size: max 3 students

2 students: $60/hour per student

3 students: $50/hour per student

I am based in New York. I currently have students

in the US and Europe.





Class Size: max 4 students

2 students: $60/hour per student

3 students: $50/hour per student

4 students: $50/hour per student

*Lesson at student's home within 2 miles of my home address in Brooklyn.

**Students must be at a similar level of Dutch language ability.


Welcome to Personal Dutch. My name is Kim, and I have a passion for teaching Dutch to both kids and adults. With a background in clinical psychology from the University of Amsterdam, along with my teaching degree, I am equipped with the knowledge and experience to create a nurturing and effective learning environment.

Having taught Dutch for over 15 years, I understand the importance of tailoring lessons to suit the needs and interests of my students. Through interactive and engaging activities, I make learning the Dutch language a fun and exciting journey. Additionally, I provide workshops to teachers, sharing valuable insights and strategies to enhance their teaching techniques. I have also authored several books specifically designed for Dutch language learners, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for all. 

"We learn a language to communicate and will make  mistakes along the way. So be PATIENT when you listen and be BRAVE when you speak."


 Kim Koelewijn


The first book I wrote was for Young Dutch language learners. I started this project because there was nothing out there specifically created for them. Most materials were, quite frankly, a bit boring, and for that reason not very motivating. My books are specially designed to captivate the interest of students, making their language learning journey a fun and enjoyable experience. Through colorful illustrations, interactive activities, and age-appropriate content, I aim to stimulate their curiosity and foster a love for the Dutch language.


For any inquiries, please email me directly or use the contact form below.