30 YouTube channels to follow as you learn Dutch (2024)

Last updated: February 18, 2024

Watching videos in Dutch is an awesome way to immerse yourself in the language and pick up vocabulary without feeling like you’re studying.

Immersion as a language learning technique is of course nothing new.

Many students find that they learn best when they use their target language in a way that’s meaningful and relevant to them. 

This means learning it through culture, music, or whatever it is that you find to be interesting in that language. If you can find something that interests you, it becomes much easier to consume that content on a regular basis and stay engaged. 

If you’re a beginner and find it difficult to keep up with the speed of the language at first, try to stick to videos with subtitles either in Dutch or your native language. Consider also slowing down the playback speed of the video (or parts of it) to hear the pronunciation of words more clearly.

I’ve put together this list of 30 Dutch YouTube channels for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Dutch. Hopefully it gives you some ideas and inspiration for content to add into your daily routine while on your path to mastering the language.

News channels

While maybe not the first thing you had in mind for a Dutch YouTube channel to follow — news videos are especially good for beginners because broadcasts are spoken in a clear, professional manner.

They’ll also keep you up to speed on the latest current events in the Netherlands.

1. NOS Nieuws van de week

NOS Nieuws van de Week is a new Dutch YouTube channel from Dutch broadcaster NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting). Videos are made especially for those with difficulty reading or writing, and are approximately 10 minutes in length — spoken in clear, simple Dutch. Each video covers three current news topics.

This channel is perfect for beginners. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

2. RTL Nieuws

RTL Nieuws brings you breaking news, stories behind the headlines, and the personal stories of people in the news around the world. Videos are typically no more than 4 minutes long, and have Dutch subtitles built-in (no other subtitles available in YouTube).

Subtitles: Dutch

3. NOS Jeugdjournaal 

NOS Jeugdjournaal is a news program for children between 9 and 12 years old. It airs on live television on NPO 3, but they post many of their stories on their YouTube channel. Videos are roughly 3 minutes in length. Being targeted for 9-12 year olds, it is perfect for a beginner!

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

Lifestyle & vlogs

I love these Dutch YouTube channels for language immersion because you hear a lot of conversational, everyday Dutch. The downside of this is that it can be at a faster pace, and auto-generated subtitles are not always accurate. 

For a full list of 23 Dutch speaking vloggers you can follow in 2024, check out this post.

4. Vita Cleo

Vita is a vibrant Dutch content creator sharing weekly vlogs of her life in Amsterdam. Having studied dance and working as a fitness instructor in the past, you can also find some dance inspired workouts on her channel. Most vlogs are around 20 minutes long.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

5. Elise Boers

Elise is a mom of three, sharing weekly vlogs. You can find recent content of her and her partner Wout settling themselves and their kids into life in Ibiza, where they’ve decided to move temporarily. She also regularly shares the ups and downs of parenting and everyday life. Vlogs are around 40 minutes long.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

6. GOVERT SWEEP

Govert travels the world in search of the most unique stories and adventures to bring to YouTube. He tries to survive in the cold of Sweden; walk 1,500 km through Zambia; investigate paranormal activity; and much more. Currently he is in Syria, talking to locals about the conflict there while exploring the country.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

7. Josh Veldhuizen

Josh Veldhuizen is a Dutch fashion entrepreneur who started her brand JOSH V in 2011. Her weekly 20-minute vlogs give a luxurious glimpse into her life as an entrepreneur and mother. You’ll find videos of her everyday life as a mom to two toddlers, along with plenty of fashion. Josh speaks very clearly in her vlogs so her channel is good for beginners.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

8. Teske

Teske is a 27-year old singer, writer, and has been posting YouTube videos since 2009. Her vlogs offer a look into her life in Limburg as a new mom with partner Mert, and her love for her cat, plants, and vegan food. Closed captioning is available, however she speaks very clearly so is great for beginners.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

Podcasts & interviews

Podcasts and interviews are great immersion tools to practice listening to regular conversational Dutch.

I have another post that goes over podcasts specifically created for Dutch learners. The ones listed below however are meant for the general public and therefore have no transcripts, and are spoken at a native speed.

9. Marc-Marie & Isa Vinden Iets

This popular podcast by Marc-Marie Huijbregts and Isa Hoes is not only available in audio but in full video as well. They chat weekly about a main theme, and give it a rating out of 5 stars by the end of the episode. They also catch up with each other and tell how their weeks went. What I love about this podcast is that they typically discuss a simple, everyday topic such as hairdressers, moving, or supermarkets. This makes it approachable for us language learners who don’t understand every word being spoken. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

10. EFFE RELATIVEREN

Kaj Gorgels interviews a special guest periodically on his podcast EFFE RELATIVEREN. He speaks with athletes, influencers, musicians, artists, and other public Dutch figures (e.g. actors, television presenters). His show is actually a great way to get to know different Dutch creators that you might enjoy following. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

11. Robbert Rodenburg

Robbert’s YouTube series Open Kaart just completed its seventh season. He speaks with different influencers and public Dutch figures. Robbert takes turns with his guest picking up a question prompt from the table, so you learn not only about his guest but a little bit about him. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

Entertainment & comedy channels

These entertaining Dutch YouTube channels should give you some ideas for binge-able content to add to your Dutch learning practice.

12. Bram Krikke

Known for his signature moustache and dry humour — you’re sure to have a laugh watching one of Bram’s YouTube series like “Mooie Doorpjes” or “Alles voor de Follow”.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

13. Marije Zuurveld

Marije is a 25-year old YouTuber who does sketches, sit-down chats (e.g. Q&As), vlogs, and fashion videos. She recently moved from Amsterdam to Den Haag and therefore has a series of more than 10 videos (e.g. house tour, interior unboxing, DIY-ing furniture, and puppy-proofing the house).

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

14. Bruine Youtubers

The Bruine Youtubers channel was created out of a need in the Dutch YouTube community, to stand up for and represent anyone discriminated against. @KellyButh and @KingFaisel post mukbangs, prank call videos, and other fun challenges. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

15. Beautygloss

Mascha has been uploading YouTube videos to her channel since 2007, so has an enormous catalogue of videos to watch. Her channel is well-known for beauty reviews, trials, and tutorials, but she also sometimes posts mukbangs, videos with a special guest, or does a personal Q&A or chat about personal topics. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

16. Rijk Hofman

Rijk creates videos with hysterical editing and commentary, reacting to videos online and popular Dutch television series such as First Dates, Lang Leve de Liefde, The Bachelor, and Echte Meisjes in de Jungle. His videos are between 10-15 minutes long.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

17. Skam NL

SKAM was a Norwegian teen drama internet series about the daily life of teenagers at a high school. It was so successful that it was sold to other countries for reproductions, including the Netherlands. The series follows the teens as they discover friendship, love, and navigate other topics that young people come across, such as bullying and sexuality.

Subtitles: 10 official languages — Mandarin, English, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Dutch, as well as auto-translate into others.

18. Drugslab

Drugslab is an educational channel about the use and effects of drugs. Hosts investigate different drugs and discuss the dos and don’ts with viewers. Unfortunately the channel has not been active for the last two years, however there is plenty of interesting content to check out.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

19. Complex NL

The Complex NL YouTube channel has several different series, for example, its own version of “Hot Ones” (the popular American YouTube channel hosted by Sean Evans). In this series, host Willie Wartaal subjects Dutch celebrities to hot questions while serving them even hotter chicken.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch and English, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

20. Bankzitters

The Bankzitters is a group of five creators (Matthy, Koen, Robbie, Raoul, and Milo) and they upload a new video every week — food contests, music videos, games, cooking, challenges, and going on all sorts of adventures (to name a few). Each creator also posts actively on his own YouTube channel, all having a substantial following.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

21. Alice Olsthoorn

Alice is a musician and YouTuber posting all kinds of fun, playfully edited videos ranging from songs, story-time chats, to vlogs. She also speaks openly and educates about being transgender.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

22. OnneDi

Dionne is a creator, musician, and true crime fan with a large online following. Lately on her main channel, she has been posting a series called ‘Misdaad & Mysterie’ where she discusses a true crime case. In earlier videos you can find all sorts of challenges, fashion, and reaction videos.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

Sport & gaming channels

You might enjoy subscribing to one of these Dutch YouTube channels for your regular dose of sports and/or gaming, but in Dutch!

For a full list of Dutch speaking gamers you can follow on YouTube in 2024, check out this post.

23. Joel Beukers

Joel Beukers is a lifestyle coach, fitness model, and the man behind the brand Clean Nutrition. A lover of fast cars — many of his videos are vlogs showcasing his car collection, different challenges, trips with friends, and fitness videos — all with plenty of humour. 

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

24. Ziggo Sport

Follow Ziggo Sport for regular highlights and interviews of your favourite sports and athletes of the season. 

Subtitles: YouTub subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

25. AutoTopNL

AutoTopNL is one of the biggest car review channels in Europe, favouring of course performance sport cars. They post reviews, POV videos, acceleration tests, and more. They post English and Dutch videos, but you can find an entire playlist of more than 300 Dutch videos with official English subtitles.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch and English, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

26. GameMeneer

Don posts gaming and entertainment videos almost daily to YouTube. He plays tons of different games which are organized in playlists on his channel.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

27. Koen Weijland

Koen is a Dutch e-sports player specializing in FIFA. He was the FIFA world champion in 2010, 2011, and 2015, and is a five time Dutch champion. He posts FIFA and football related content on his YouTube channel in the hopes of not just entertaining, but giving viewers tips to get better at FIFA.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

Educational channels

Probably among the most challenging due to the advanced vocabulary, there is nevertheless a lot to be learned (on top of Dutch) from these educational Dutch YouTube channels.

28. Madelon Vos

Madelon makes videos about macroeconomics, financial markets, cryptocurrency, and technical analysis in her series ‘Madelon Praat’ which is in its third season. She also speaks with well-known economists, entrepreneurs and journalists in ‘Madelon Navigeert’.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

29. Marjan Heemskerk – The Happy Financial

Marjan has been blogging since 2016 as The Happy Financial about personal finance topics for entrepreneurs. On her YouTube channel she posts 5 minute videos on these topics, speaking from her own experience as an entrepreneur and chartered accountant (RA) in the Netherlands.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

30. Een Passief Inkomen

Ruud posts videos twice per week about personal finance, investing, and passive income — with the aim of helping viewers build a passive income and becoming financially independent. Videos are between 10 and 20 minutes.

Subtitles: YouTube subtitles are available in Dutch, but can also be auto-translated into several other languages.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of Dutch YouTube channels — but hopefully gives enough variety for you to find something to stick with.

Don’t see your go-to Dutch YouTube channels on the list? Leave a comment and let me know what should be included in the next list!

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