Are you looking for information on Dutch People or the Dutch community in Cape Town? Check out my listing regarding Dutch Lifestyle in the South Africa.
Here you will find relevant information and resources for Dutch people and expatriates moving to or living in Cape Town/South Africa.
In Cape Town, there is a Dutch speaking community and it is relatively easy for people from the Netherlands to feel at home in the Mother City. Afrikaans which is spoken by many locals is similar to Dutch and thus there are also less communication problems to anticipate.
Our listing for the Dutch Cape Town community includes:
100 Strand Street, Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 421 5660, Fax: 021 418 2690
Opening Hours: 9.00h – 12.00h Monday to Friday
Dutch Flemish Information Centre (SASNEV, formerly known as the Huis der Nederlanden)
Sentraalplein 4/Central Square
in Pinelands/Cape Town
Tel: 021-531 5831
The building also houses the Dutch library: Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday: 10h00-13h00, Saturday: 9h30-13h00
4 Central Square
Tel: 081 404 5114
South African Centre for the Netherlands and the Flanders (SASNEV)
4 Central Square Pinelands
Tel: 021-461 2446
Since the Dutch East India Company (VOC) established their first settlement in 1652 in Cape Town, the influence of the Dutch culture is highly noticeable in the Afrikaans culture.
The fact that the Dutch Flemish language is the basis for the Afrikaans language shows this influence strongly. Today Afrikaans is the major language in Cape Town with 41% of all Capetonians speaking Afrikaans as their mother tongue or second language.
The Dutch influence is recognizable however not only in the language but also in the famous Cape Dutch architecture.
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