What we're about

Come practise your foreign language skills (Dutch, English, Spanish, French, and more!) with other internationally minded people at our Amsterdam Language Cafe! This event is powered by many volunteers and Koentact Dutch Language School.

We organise single language nights (English, Dutch, Spanish, French, etc.) that take place on Wednesdays at Koentact Dutch Language School, Elandsgracht 70. We also organise All Languages Parties that take place on Fridays in De Hallen where you can practise all languages! Check out our upcoming events. Hope to meet you soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

All Languages Café - Salsa edition

De Hallen - Cafe Belcampo

Dear Language Lovers,

We're back!

What could be a better way to spend your Friday evening than by meeting nice people, practicing your favourite languages and joining a dance workshop?

If this sounds like fun to you, we’d love to have you join us at our first special salsa edition of Amsterdam Language Café for 2023. Swing Latino Amsterdam will be back once again to run the salsa workshops and help us create yet another special night.

Programme:
The concept of the Amsterdam Language Cafe is simple: all nationalities are welcome and you can practice any language you want to improve. You will get a sticker with your name, the languages you speak and the languages you want to practice. After that, your language exchange experience can begin!

You are welcome from 19.00 o'clock onwards. Our friends from Swing Latino Amsterdam are going to host three beginner salsa workshops in the room above the Language Café, which will start from 20:30. Don't feel pressured to participate, you can also stay downstairs in the café to practice your language skills.

Café Belcampo has drinks and nibbles which can be paid for in cash or by card.

Tip:
We also recommend grabbing some food beforehand in the famous 'Foodhallen' next door.

Koentact language course raffle:
As usual, Dutch Language School Koentact is going to raffle a free Dutch Language Course with a value of €445. Every visitor has a chance to win!

Location:
You can enter Café Belcampo directly from Tollenstraat (De Hallen).

Donations welcome:
Our event is completely free, however, we really like to support disadvantaged children with their studies at school. If you would like to donate 2 to 5 euros to Studiezalen, we would highly appreciate this. See here for the link: https://studiezalen.com/doneren/. Select: ‘eenmalige donatie’ and ‘Studiezalen’ and you can pay through IDeal or with credit card.
(We also have a QR code available at our welcome desk).

See you guys soon! Tot snel! Hasta pronto! A bientot!
The ALC team, OBA (Public Library) and Cafe Belcampo

"Learning a new language is the best excuse to meet new people!"

Spanish Workshop & Spanish Cafe

Koentact

[Spanish below]
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Dear Spanish language lovers,

Do you feel like meeting new people, having fun while practicing your Spanish or helping others to practice Spanish in a relaxed and cosy environment?

If so, we’d love to have you join our next free Spanish workshop and language café! 😀

Level:
From A1+ (including natives)
This event is not for complete beginners but for beginners+, intermediate, and advanced speakers since we’ll be focusing on having conversations in Spanish. Spanish natives are also more than welcome to help practice Spanish with non natives (and will even get a free drink for their help)!

Programme:
Please start arriving from 19:00 onwards at Koentact Dutch Language School. We'll run the first workshop de español between 19:30 to 20:30. Then we'll have a 15 minute break to chat and have a drink with your new spanish speaking friends. At 20:45, we’ll continue on with the second workshop until 21:30.

Photography:
Please note that we will be taking photos at the event which may be used on our social media. If you don’t want to have your photo taken, please let us know at the event.

Donations welcome:
Our event is completely free, however, we really like to support disadvantaged children with their studies at school. If you would like to donate 2 to 5 euros to Studiezalen, we would highly appreciate this. See here for the link: https://studiezalen.com/doneren/. Select: ‘eenmalige donatie’ and ‘Studiezalen’ and you can pay through IDeal or with credit card.
(We also have a QR code available at our welcome desk).

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Hola a todos los enamorados del español,

¿Te apetece conocer a gente nueva, divertirse mientras practicas tu español o ayudar a otros a practicarlo, todo esto en un ambiente relajado y acogedor?

¡Pues, ven y únete a nosotros en nuestro próximo taller de español gratis! 😀

El programa:
Puedes llegar a partir de las 19:00 a Koentact Dutch Language School. Realizaremos el primer taller de español entre 19:30 - 20:30. Tomaremos un descanso de 15 minutos para tomar una copa de vino, una cerveza o lo que prefieras con tus nuevos compañeros de español. A las 20:45, continuaremos con el segundo taller hasta las 21:30.

Nivel:
Desde A1+ (incluyendo nativos)

Esta noche no es para principiantes completos de español, sino para aquellas personas que tienen un nivel principiante +, intermedio o avanzado ya que estaremos charlando toda la noche. Por cierto, los nativos también son más que bienvenidos para ayudar a practicar español con no nativos (e incluso recibirá una bebida gratis por su ayuda)!

Fotografía:
Ten en cuenta que tomaremos fotos en el evento que se pueden usar en las redes sociales. Si no desea que te tomemos una foto, avísanos durante en el evento.

Donaciones (opcional):
Nuestro evento es completamente gratuito, sin embargo, nos gusta mucho apoyar a los niños desfavorecidos con sus estudios. Si desea donar a Studiezalen, lo agradeceríamos muchísimo. Haz clic aquí: https://studiezalen.com/doneren/. Selecciona: 'eenmalige donatie' y 'Studiezalen'. Puedes pagar a través de IDeal o con tarjeta de crédito.
(También tendremos un código QR disponible en nuestro mostrador de bienvenida durante el evento).

Te esperamos ahí! We look forward to seeing you there!
Ana (workshop leader) and the Amsterdam Language Cafe volunteers

Koentact Open Evening: Free Dutch Trial Lesson & Level Assessment

Da Costastraat 36

Dear (Dutch!) Language Lovers,

Want to learn Dutch the fun way? Meet Koentact!

Who is Koentact?
Koentact is Dutch language school and has founded the Amsterdam Language Cafe! :)
Koentact offers Dutch classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels through a unique out-of-the-classroom method (called 'Field Trips'). Every 6 weeks there are new lessons starting and before the start of a new session, Koentact hosts an Open Evening. The first upcoming event will take place on Tuesday February 21.

How does the Open Evening work?
During the Open Evening you can get to know the teaching team and learn about the teaching method. If you are a complete beginner in the Dutch language, you can follow a Free trial lesson. If you are an intermediate or advanced speaker of Dutch, you can do a proficiency test. Make sure to register here for our Open Evening: https://goo.gl/vX1MaZ .

Of course, you will also be able to officially enroll in one of the Dutch language courses of Koentact during the Open Day and... you can win a free course (with a value of 465 euro). There are evening classes, morning classes and intensive weeks. For more information about Koentact's classes, please have a look at the following website: https://goo.gl/NdxOEZ .

See here to get an impression of the Open Evening:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYD4RX6t5es

Tot snel! We hope to meet you soon!

The Koentact team (Natascha, Paulina, Kim, Koen and all teachers)

French Workshop & French Cafe

Koentact

[French below]
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Dear French Language lovers,

Do you feel like meeting new people, having fun while practicing your French or helping others to practice French in a relaxed and cosy environment?

If so, we’d love to have you join our next free French workshop and language café! 😀

Programme:
Please start arriving from 19:00 onwards at Koentact Dutch Language School. We'll run the first French workshop between 19:30 to 20:30. Then we'll have a 15 minute break to chat and have a drink with your new French speaking friends. At 20:45, we’ll continue on with the second workshop until 21:30.

Level:
From A1+ onwards (including native french speakers)

This event is not for complete beginners but for beginners+, intermediate, and advanced speakers since we’ll be focusing on having conversations in French. French native speakers are also more than welcome to help practice French with non natives (and will even get a free drink for their help)!

Photography:
Please note that we will be taking photos at the event which may be used on our social media. If you don’t want to have your photo taken, please let us know at the event.

Donations welcome:
Our event is completely free, however, we really like to support disadvantaged children with their studies at school. If you would like to donate 2 to 5 euros to Studiezalen, we would highly appreciate this. See here for the link: https://studiezalen.com/doneren/. Select: ‘eenmalige donatie’ and ‘Studiezalen’ and you can pay through IDeal or with credit card.
(We also have a QR code available at our welcome desk).

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Chers amoureux de la langue française,
Envie de rencontrer de nouvelles personnes, de vous amuser tout en pratiquant votre français ou d'aider les autres à pratiquer le français dans une ambiance détendue et chaleureuse ?
Si oui, nous serions ravis de vous faire participer à notre prochain rendez-vous et café linguistique français et gratuit !

Programme:
Nous ouvrons les portes à partir de 19:00 à l'école de néerlandais Koentact. Nous animerons le premier atelier en français entre 19:30 et 20:30. Ensuite, nous aurons une pause de 15 minutes pour discuter et prendre un verre avec vos nouveaux amis francophones. A 20:45, nous continuerons avec le deuxième atelier jusqu'à 21:30.

Niveau:
À partir de A1+
Cet événement n'est pas destiné aux débutants complets mais aux intervenants débutants +, intermédiaires et avancés puisque nous nous concentrerons sur les conversations et échanges en français. Les francophones sont également les bienvenus pour aider à pratiquer le français avec des non-natifs (et recevront même une boisson gratuite pour leur aide) !

La photographie:
Notez que nous prendrons des photos lors de l'événement qui pourront être utilisées sur nos réseaux sociaux. Si vous ne souhaitez pas être pris en photo merci de nous en informer lorsque vous vous présentez à l'entrée.

Les dons sont les bienvenus:
Notre évènement est gratuit et organisé par des volontaires, ensemble nous aimerions soutenir des enfants dans leurs études. C'est pourquoi, so vous pouvez donner 2 ou 5 euros à Studiezalen nous vous serions reconnaissants. Voici le lien: https://studiezalen.com/doneren/. Selectionnez : 'eenmalige donatie' puis 'Studiezalen'. Vous pouvez payer par Ideal ou Carte de Crédit (nous aurons également un QR code à disposition lors de l'évènement).

A mercredi! Nous avons hâte de tous vous voir!
See you on Wednesday! We are looking forward to it!
Céline de l'école de français (workshop leader) and the Amsterdam Language Cafe volunteers

Past events (336)

French Workshop & French Cafe

Koentact

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