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House, room, furniture vocabulary in Dutch

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After learning this chapter you will know the vocabulary for the house, room and furniture in Dutch. You will be able to describe your house, the rooms and the furniture within the room. 

Vocabulary of the house in Dutch

The table below will show the most common vocabulary related to a house in Dutch. 

a relocationeen verhuizing
a houseeen huis
an apartmenteen appartement
a flateen flat
a gardeneen tuin
a fenceeen hek
a staircaseeen trap
an elevatoreen lift
a balconyeen balkon
a terraceeen terras
a roofeen dak
a bathroomeen badkamer
a kitcheneen keuken
a living roomeen woonkamer
a bedroomeen slaapkamer
a garageeen garage
a floor (wooden)een vloer
a floor (first)een verdieping

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Example sentences

  • Mijn huis heeft twee verdiepingen en een tuin. (My house has two floors and a garden.)
  • Mijn appartement heeft een woonkamer, keuken en badkamer. (My apartment has a living room, kitchen and bathroom.)
  • De flat heeft een lift. (The flat has an elevator.)

Room vocabulary

a furniturede meubels
a walleen muur
a windoween raam
a dooreen deur
a bedeen bed
a thingeen ding
a chaireen stoel
a sofaeen bank
a closeteen kast
a carpeteen tapijt
a bookshelfeen boekenplank
a lampeen lamp
a shelfeen plank
a lighteen licht

Example sentences

  • In mijn slaapkamer staat een bed en een kast. (There is a bed and a closet in my bedroom.)
  • In de woonkamer ligt een tapijt en staat een bank. (There is a carpet and a sofa in the living room.)
  • De meubels staan tegen de muur naast het raam. (The furniture is placed against the wall next to the window.)

Bathroom vocabulary

a showereen douche
a bathtubeen bad
a toileteen toilet (een WC)
a mirroreen spiegel
a toweleen handdoek
a shower curtaineen douchegordijn
a sinkeen gootsteen

Example sentences

  • Zij staat onder de douche. (She is showering.)
  • Je gaat in bad. (You take a bath.)
  • Wij kijken in de spiegel. (We look in the mirror.)

Kitchen vocabulary

a kitchen countereen aanrecht
a cupboardeen kast
a dishwashereen vaatwasser
a fridgeeen koelkast
a freezereen vriezer
a glasseen glas
a plateeen bord
the cutleryhet bestek
a forkeen vork
a spooneen lepel
a knifeeen mes
a stoveeen fornuis
an oveneen oven
a microwaveeen magnetron
a mixereen mixer
a tableeen tafel
a chaireen stoel

Example sentences

  • Wij koken de aardappels in de oven. (We cook the patatoes in the oven.)
  • Het glas staat naast het bord. (The glass is next to the plate.)
  • De magnetron staat in de kast boven het fornuis. (The microwave is in the cupboard above the stove.)

Describing the household using Dutch adjectives

The following adjectives are some examples that can be used to describe the house, room or furniture. Take a look at the chapter about Dutch adjectives to learn how to form an adjective. 


Example sentences

  • De houten vloer is vies. (The wooden floor is dirty.)
  • Het nieuwe raam in de woonkamer. (The new window in the living room.)
  • De donkere slaapkamer heeft een oud bed. (The dark bedroom has an old bed.)

Train your skills by doing the exercises below!


  1. Exercise Dutch vocabulary of the house
  2. Translate the furniture to Dutch
  3. Fill in the Dutch house vocabulary
  4. Fill in the Dutch vocabulary about rooms

Exercise Dutch vocabulary of the house

Translate the furniture to Dutch

Fill in the Dutch house vocabulary

Fill in the Dutch vocabulary about rooms

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