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2 contemporary dutch painters
Nice gallery of two Dutch artists: oilpainting, watercolor's and drawings. Worth a visit.

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Dutch landscapes and other
free work of the
Dutch painter, illustrator
Piet Eggen

photographs from the Netherlands
Gallery of the Netherlands.
Click the picture to visit this growing database of pictures of Dutch landscapes, townviews, mill's and rivers.
(Amateur) photographers daily provide this database of new photographs from all over the country. If you want to have your personal photo of any place in the Netherlands added to this database, just feel free to contact me


Pronunciation 
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Sounds and spelling of Dutch. (A very good and educated article. Without sound-samples though)
Dutch spelling and it's pronunciation. (A very solid site for beginners, with sound-samples)
A, b, c, d, e, f, g...
Click sndto listen to the complete Dutch alphabet

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Dutch diftongues & triphtongues
watch the expandable tool bottom-left.... just for your convenience
au, ou
[vrouw]
ei, ij
[eiland]
ui
[huis]
oe
[boer]
eu
[neus] [deur]
aai
[draaien]
ooi
[mooi]
oei
[bloei]
ieu
[nieuw]
eeu
[eeuw]

 

The position-dependent pronunciation of the Dutch vowels. Some Dutch difficult consonants and their proper pronunciation.
snd A (2)

Van-der-bilt

Ad-der (= adder)

Va-der (=father)

Klaas (Claes)

 
 B
   

 C

Like in English:
c
a, co, cu and ce, ci, cy
  
 D
   

snd E (5)

Hen-drik/Hendrick

 

Se-bring

Steen-wyck

Heer-mans

Ba-rents

Ap-pel

 F
   
snd G

Ger-rit/Gerryt

Bo-gaerd

   
H
   
snd I (2)
Dirk/Dirck/Dirc/Kil
Si-mon-sen
 
snd J
Jacob/Yacob/
   
K
   
L
   
M
   
N
 

 
snd O (4)

Cort-land/ Fon-da

[mind the difference between these two o's]

Co-zyn

Kool

Hoorn-beeck

oi

P
   
Q
   
snd R
Rensselaer
   
S
   
T
   
snd U (2)
Mon-ta-nus
Buurt/Buert
 
V
   
snd W
Wouter
   
X/cks/cx
   
Y
     
Z
   
 
     
 
     
snd ai/ay
Van Schaick/ Schayck
   
ei/y/ey/ij/eij
    
snd ij/ y/ey(2)
Thijs/Thys
Eer-lijk/Eer-lic
 
 
     
snd au/aeu/aau/aue
Lau-rens/ Blaeu
   
snd ou
Wou-ter-sen
   
snd ui/uy/uij
Schuyler
   
snd eu (3)
Ter Heu-ne
Ter Heul
Deur
snd oe/ou
Van den Broek/Brouck
   
 
     
 aai/(a)ay/aey
     
 ooi/(o)oy
     
 oei/oey
   
snd eeu
Cas-tu-teeuw
  
 ieu
    
 
     
 ae (3)
Claes/Rens-se-laer
Mat-thaeus
Blaeu
 sch (2)
Scher-mer-horn
Bosch
 
 ch
Slich-ten-horst/ Slig-ten-horst
   
 ie
Pluy-vier