- Mar 7, 2013
My parents were dutch, and I learnt to speak dutch fluently.Anyway, do not thing that Dutch is easy, or that you will get by with no Dutch. You will never integrate into society if you don’t put the effort in. Ask yourself, do you want to be sidelined for the rest of your life outside official business.
For work I had to read and write in dutch, which took some getting used to. The rules with 'de' and 'het' I NEVER got right, so someone always had to review my documentation.
Even with my dutch heritage I never integrated fully. Our culture is just different. Like sarcasm for example, the dutch don't really get it. But I joined a scuba club and guitar lessons and that went fine cause I put in the effort to integrate.
I'd say if you get the chance, just do it!