The Greater Chicago Dutch Language Meetup is a young and growing club in the Chicago area. We facilitate meetings of Dutch, Belgian, Dutch Caribbean, Suriname, Indonesian, and American natives with interests in the Dutch language and the associated cultures. We meet at restaurants, often with some of the above cuisines, pubs, private homes, parks, forest preserves, and the beach!

This club was founded in August 2009 and already can boast impressive statistics: With 220 members, this Meetup has quickly become the largest Netherlands and Belgium-oriented club in the Midwest. We have held more than 50 meetups throughout Chicagoland, in Michigan and Wisconsin. More important, however, is the feel of community and warmth at our meetings. Members travel from all over Chicagoland and all the way from Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, and Rockford to be with our group!

At our meetings, most members seize the opportunity to speak their native language or the language they are learning, yet the Greater Chicago Dutch Language Meetup Group is extremely accommodating to anyone who takes interest in anything Dutch and members will be happy to speak English with you!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors (on the left) we do not charge for membership or per meeting. Your only commitment (!) is to show up at events for which you are registered. We aim to offer free, fun, and inclusive meetings for years to come. Together we can make this work. Ideas for meetups and feedback are always welcome, as are sponsorship proposals. Thank you for considering the Greater Chicago Dutch Language Meetup Group to be your home, far and near to home!

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 8:00 AM

    Fulton Dutch Days Festival

    10 Dutchies attending
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:00 PM

    Leyden Liberated: Haring, Wittebrood en Hutspot

    7 Dutchies attending
 
Founded Aug 23, 2009

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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