• Dutch course for beginners A1
  • 1 Dutch alphabet and pronunciation
  • 2 Counting in Dutch (indefinite and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 3 Dutch greetings (hello in Dutch) [0/3]
  • 4 Basic words and phrases in Dutch [0/4]
  • 5 Introducing yourself in Dutch [0/4]
  • 6 What time is it? - telling the time in Dutch [0/4]
  • 7 Days of the week, months and seasons in Dutch [0/5]
  • 8 Colours in Dutch [0/3]
  • 9 Animal names in Dutch [0/5]
  • 10 Family in Dutch [0/3]
  • 11 Food and Drinks in Dutch [0/5]
  • 12 How to order food in Dutch? [0/4]
  • 13 The weather in Dutch [0/4]
  • 14 Countries, Cities and Nationalities in Dutch [0/3]
  • 15 Body parts in Dutch [0/3]
  • 16 Clothes and shoes in Dutch [0/4]
  • 17 Travel and vacation in Dutch [0/3]
  • 18 Dutch proverbs and sayings [0/3]
  • 19 I love you in Dutch (Emotions and feelings) [0/4]
  • 20 Happy birthday in Dutch (birthday wishes) [0/3]
  • 21 Asking for directions in Dutch [0/4]
  • 22 Needs and opinions in Dutch [0/4]
  • 23 Hobbies in Dutch [0/4]
  • 24 House, room, furniture vocabulary in Dutch [0/4]
  • 25 How to describe a person in Dutch [0/4]
  • 26 Business Dutch [0/4]
  • Countries, Cities and Nationalities in Dutch


    1. Translating names of countries to Dutch Score -/-
    2. Countries in Dutch on pictures Score -/-
    3. What is the capital city in Dutch? Score -/-

    In this chapter, we'll be taking a look at the names of countries and cities in Dutch. You will also learn the names of their nationalities and languages. We won't be listing all countries in the world;  a small selection of countries in Europe (and some outside of Europe) has been made.

    Countries in Dutch

    In this table you will find the names of countries in Dutch.

      English Dutch
    nederland The Netherlands Nederland
    belgië Belgium België

    United Kingdom / Great Britain:

    England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

    Verenigd Koninkrijk / Groot Brittannië:

    Engeland, Schotland, Wales, Noord-Ierland

    ierland Ireland Ierland
    frankrijk France Frankrijk
    duitsland Germany Duitsland
    spanje Spain Spanje
    portugal Portugal Portugal
    italie Italy Italië
    griekenland Greece Griekenland
    tsjechie Czech Republic Tsjechië
    hongarij Hungary Hongarije
    oostenrijk Austria Oostenrijk
    usa United States Verenigde Staten
    denemarken Denmark Denemarken
    rusland Russia Rusland

    enlightenedNames of countries, cities, nationalities and languages are always written with a capital letter.

    Nationalities and languages in Dutch

    The Dutch language makes a distinction between the male or female inhabitant of a country. The female nationality usually gets an extra '-e' at the end.

    In the table below the nationalities and languages in Dutch can be found.

    Country Nationality (M) Nationality (F) Language
    Nederland Nederlander Nederlandse Nederlands
    België Belg Belgische Vlaams
    Groot-Brittannië Brit Britse Engels
    Engeland Engelsman Engelse Engels
    Wales Welshman Welshe Welsh
    Schotland Schot Schotse Schots
    Noord-Ierland Noord-Ier Noord-Ierse Iers
    Ierland Ier Ierse Iers
    Frankrijk Fransman Française / Franse Frans
    Duitsland Duitser Duitse Duits
    Spanje Spanjaard Spaanse Spaans
    Portugal Portugees Portugese Portugees
    Italië Italiaan Italiaanse Italiaans
    Griekenland Griek Griekse Grieks
    Tsjechië Tsjech Tsjechische Tsjechisch
    Hongarije Hongaar Hongaarse Hongaars
    Oostenrijk Oostenrijker Oostenrijkse Oostenrijks
    Verenigde Staten Amerikaan Amerikaanse Engels
    Denemarken Deen Deense Deens
    Rusland Rus Russin Russisch

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    Cities in Dutch

    In the table below, you will find the names of capital cities in Dutch.

    Country Capital city
    Nederland Amsterdam
    België Brussel
    Groot-Brittannië/Verenigd Koninkrijk Londen
    Ierland Dublin
    Frankrijk Parijs
    Duitsland Berlijn
    Spanje Madrid
    Portugal Lissabon
    Italië Rome
    Griekenland Athene
    Tsjechië Praag
    Hongarije Boedapest
    Rusland Moskou
    Denemarken Kopenhagen
    Oostenrijk Wenen
    Bulgarije Sofia
    Cyprus Nicosia
    Estland Tallinn
    Finland Helsinki
    Kroatië Zagreb
    Letland Riga
    Litouwen Vilnius
    Malta Valletta
    Polen Warschau
    Roemenië Boekarest
    Slovenië Ljubljana
    Slowakije Bratislava
    Zweden Stockholm

    Hopefully, you have gained sufficient knowledge about the countries, cities, nationalities and languages in Dutch. Now it is time to put your knowledge in to practice, by doing the exercises below!