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The Top Language Cafe

With the TopTaalcafé we want to offer a place to everyone who wants to speak Dutch.

On Thursday 9 January, TopTaal will start on behalf of the municipality of Amsterdam and in collaboration with the oba 'Het TopTaalcafé'.

With the TopTaalcafé we want to offer a place to everyone who wants to speak Dutch. Foreign speakers and volunteers have the opportunity to talk to each other. The meetings are easily accessible and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Nothing must, anything is allowed. In Dutch.


Learning and practicing a language is best done by doing. Speaking is the most important part to learn a language well. That goes best in a casual way in a cozy place. At the TopTaalcafé you are not obliged to talk. And this low threshold and non-committalism often makes people dare to talk. The language cafe is a weekly recurring free event, through which people make lasting contacts and find their way to society better.

Different themes

Every week there is a theme central. These themes will often link up with current events and neighborhoods or topics that are relevant to daily life as a newcomer to Amsterdam. Attention is paid to 21-century skills such as media literacy and digital skills and there is room to relax through Dutch board games. Once a month there is a closing TopTalk, in which someone from your own group or a guest speaker talks about a certain topic.

The TopTaalcafé is every Thursday from 17.00 pm to 19.00 pm at the Amsterdam Public Library (oba) in Buitenveldert.

Do you want to know more about the TopTaalcafé? Get in contact.

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