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By Bieneke Berendsen
The recommendations below are based on my own opinion or on those that I trust. If you do not agree with a listing, or if you think a book needs to be added, please post it on the forum.
Most book titles below link to Amazon.com, an online bookstore that I have good experiences with. I am, however, a great fan of the 'little bookshop around the corner'. Your local bookshop may be able to order the books for you. For each book, the ISBN number is listed.
E-book Dutch Grammar Course in PDF (355 p.)
The first recommendation is of my own make. If you prefer to read the grammar pages of this website in paper format, you will certainly appreciate this PDF-version (355 pages). While access to all content on the website is free, this e-book is not. You can download a copy for € 3.75.
Click here for further details about this e-book.
Hugo Language Course: Dutch In Three Months
"The Hugo course is well structured and doesn't contain any unnecessary frills like photo insets or culture points. It always follows the same pattern, and there is not a single word in any chapter that has not been recorded for the learner to listen and repeat. A big plus! Okay, it may not be the best introduction to conversational Dutch, but it does explain the grammar in a concise yet understandable fashion and provides ample exercises and drills (and revision exercises after every three units) to consolidate the knowledge."
--Charles (reader of dutchgrammar.com)
Paperback: 256 p. | Publisher: DK Adult (2003) | ISBN: 0751369934
Colloquial Dutch: The Complete Course for Beginners
By Bruce Donaldson
Colloquial Dutch is a practical course in everyday written and spoken Dutch requiring no prior knowledge of the language. This book is ideal for study independently or with a teacher. Cassettes recorded by native Dutch speakers are also available.
Paperback: 310 p. | Publisher: Routledge (1996) | ISBN: 0415130867
Colloquial Dutch 2: The Next Step In Language Learning (Multimedia)
By Bruce Donaldson & Gerda Bodegom
This is the next step in language learning for learners who already have a basic knowledge of Dutch. The authentic dialogues, texts and variety of exercises in this course will help learners consolidate their language skills and further their language competence. Features include: a section devoted to idiomatic expressions in each unit, cultural points and information on various dialects, vocabulary lists relative to the topics of each unit.
Hardcover: 256 p. | Publisher: Routledge (2005) | ISBN: 0415310776
Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar
Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar by Bruce Donaldson A complete reference guide to modern Dutch grammar. It presents a fresh description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Dutch. It is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Dutch grammar and highlights Dutch-English parallels throughout the book. It includes detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech, extensive exemplification and pays particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty. It is an essential reference for the learner of Dutch, regardless of level, and will be the standard reference for years to come.
Paperback: 456 p. | Publisher: Routledge (2008) | ISBN: 0415432316
A Reference Grammar of Dutch: With Exercises and Key
By Carol Fehringer
A Reference Grammar of Dutch by Carol Fehringer A Reference Grammar of Dutch is aimed at English-speaking students of Dutch at beginner/intermediate level. It is designed to be practical and user-friendly: it is arranged alphabetically to allow for quick and easy access and linguistic terminology is kept to a minimum, with a glossary provided. Examples are taken from modern, everyday Dutch, and numerous charts and tables help the student focus on the main points. Each entry is linked to a set of exercises, and a key to the exercises and a comprehensive index are provided.
Paperback: 210 p. | Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1999) | ISBN: 0521645212
Essential Dutch Grammar
By Henry R. Stern
Essential Dutch Grammar by Henry R. Stern This compact volume provides essential grammar-including word order, parts of speech, forms of usage-idioms, rules of spelling, guides to special constructions and problems. Lists of useful expressions and irregular verbs. Glossary of grammatical terms. A complete study tool emphasizing immediate, practical communication; created for adults with limited learning time. Fully indexed for easy use.
Paperback: 110 p. | Publisher: Dover Publications (1984) | ISBN: 0486246752
The New Routledge Dutch Dictionary
By N. Osselton & R. Hempelman
The New Routlede Dutch Dictionary by Osselton and Hempelman This comprehensive and contemporary two-way dictionary is ideal for Dutch language learners and users at all levels. Key features of the dictionary include: Over 25,000 Dutch entries, the use of colloquial and idiomatic language, useful contextual information within glosses, phonetic transcription for all Dutch headwords, aiding pronunciation, gender marked for all Dutch nouns, and appendix of Dutch irregular verbs.
Paperback: 928 p. | Publisher: Routledge; Bilingual edition (2003) | ISBN: 041530041X
The information comes from the editors' descriptions at Amazon.com.
Dutch Audio Books
Het Achterhuis by Anne Frank
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Abeltje by Annie M.G.Schmidt
De Vliegeraar by Khaled Hosseni
Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood by J.K. Rowlings