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Dutch People in Cape Town

Useful Information for Dutch Expats living in Cape Town

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:

Consulate General of the Netherlands in Cape Town

  • The Consulate General is located in the city centre at:

100 Strand Street, Cape Town 8001

Tel: 021 421 5660, Fax: 021 418 2690

Opening Hours: 9.00h – 12.00h Monday to Friday

Dutch Consulate Website

Dutch Chamber of Commerce in South Africa: SANEC

  • The South African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce has their headquarters in Johannesburg, but also offers several events per year for its members who are based in Cape Town. SANEC Website

Dutch meeting places in Cape Town

  • De Nederlandsche Club te Kaapstad This Dutch Club in Cape Town organizes golf tournaments, bridgedrives, happy hours, ladies lunches and many more. For more information please refer to their website.
  • Oranjefeest in Cape Town: every year on King's Day on 27 April. Meet fellow Dutch expat and enjoy special treats, games and concerts. More info.
  • SASNEV/South African Centre for the Netherlands and the Flanders:

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

Dutch School in Cape Town

  • Stichting Nederlands School Kaapstadt

4 Central Square

Pinelands/Cape Town

Tel: 081 404 5114 

Dutch School Website

Dutch language classes

  • Learn Dutch at the Nederlandse School in Cape Town

South African Centre for the Netherlands and the Flanders (SASNEV)

4 Central Square Pinelands

Tel: 021-461 2446

  • Peter Wielick Dutch and German classes in Bellville. Contact us for more info.

Dutch Restaurants and Dutch food imports from the Netherlands:

  • Dutch Haven Bistro in Durbanville at High Street Shopping Centre
  • UrbanBistro food trailer (formerly Hollandia) at the Dutch market days at Het Huis der Niederlanden in Pinelands – every second Saturday and last Saturday of the month 

More info on Dutch people in South Africa

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.

Should you have more information on Dutch products and the Dutch community living in Cape Town please tell me too, so I can add a link to your site or add your information in my page.

Thanks a lot for sharing your information:-)

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