Internal Language Classes- Beginners’ Dutch at ESA ESTEC

Welcome to the information page for ESA ESTEC staff members, contractors and spouses. This page contains the information you will need to register for Beginners’ Dutch courses starting in March 2020. You will need your ESTEC Division Code to register.


The deadline for registration is Monday 3 February 2020. The courses will start in the week of 2 March 2020.

We are offering three lesson times but require a minimum number of participants to start the groups. We have 3 possible time slots due to limited training room availability (1 x 2-hour lesson per group per week). The lesson times are:

Tuesday 08:30 – 10:30

Tuesday 10:30 – 12:30

Thursday 13:00 – 15:00

After registration, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the time slot of your choice.


Course fees for 30 hours’ tuition are €113.75 for staff members, their spouses and trainees. Contractors and their spouses pay €227.50.

PLEASE NOTE: newcomer permanent staff who arrived in the Netherlands less than one year ago can take advantage of one fully subsidised Dutch course. You can either start in March and do a 30-hour course or wait for the September session and benefit from the 60-hour course. This offer is the result of a new policy for Dutch courses to encourage integration in the Netherlands.

German speakers

There will be no special group for native German speakers in the Spring round of courses.

Further details

You will receive information on your course schedule in mid-February together with details on how to pay. Payment must be made within 2 weeks of commencing the course. Course books are not included in this fee and we will provide you with details of how and where to purchase these online.

Cancellation and Absence

If you have to stop participating for any reason or expect to miss any classes, please inform The Square Mile at as soon as possible. Please note that the full fee is payable even if you do not complete a course, or if you do not cancel in writing before the first lesson. No refunds can be given.

 Ready to Register?

Please complete the form below. Remember to have your ESTEC division code to hand. Registration closes 3 February 2020. If you have any questions, please contact us at