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Dutch Accent

Dutch accents can vary a bit depending upon what part of the Netherlands someone is from. People often find that it sounds something like a German accent, but there are some distinct differences that are covered here in the download!
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Dutch Accent Learning Materials

  • The Dutch accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coaches Jim Johnson and Carolyn Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, along with native speakers reading the practice sentences. Jim also leads you through a practice monologue in a Dutch accent, with two Dutch speakers also reading the monologue. 
  • You'll also get 35 different native speakers from the Netherlands, along with a PDF transcript of their conversations so that you can follow along as you listen.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three other formats of the same book: a PDF for printing, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable devices.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Deathtrap and other plays. You also hear it from actors like Rutger Hauer and in films like Prince of Tides and Goldmember.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer.
  • You'll also get future updates for free! (last updated Oct 2020)
5% of all profits from these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.

Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Four Volumes (427.9 MB, 274 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints (9:59)
  2. The R Sound in a Dutch accent (11:35)
  3. Other Consonant sound changes (12:59)
  4. Vowel changes in accents of The Netherlands (11:46)
  5. Changes in Diphthongs (6:39)
  6. Alternate Pronunciations for words in Dutch accents (3:16)
  7. Practice Sentences recap for Dutch accents (3:35) )
  8. Practice Sentences from Dutch Female (2:02) )
  9. Practice Sentences from Dutch Male (1:57)
  10. Practice with Sound Changes using a monologue Part 1 (11:58) )
  11. Practice with Sound Changes Part 2 (13:27)
  12. Practice with Intonation & Placement (5:58)
  13. Demonstrations of the Practice Monologue (3:55)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers of The Netherlands

  1. Noord-Brabant Netherlands Male reading (:55)
  2. + his conversation (4:42)
  3. Noord-Brabant Female reading (:56)
  4. + her conversation (4:06)
  5. Noord-Brabant Female conversation (7:40)
  6. Zuid-Holland Netherlands Female reading (1:17)
  7. + her conversation (6:03)
  8. Drenthe Netherlands Female reading (1:14)
  9. + her conversation (5:32)
  10. Noord-Brabant Male conversation (4:47)
  11. Dutch Male reading (1:59)
  12. + his conversation (6:12)
  13. Den Haag Female reading (1:08)
  14. + her conversation (3:02)
  15. Enkhuizen Male reading (1:04)
  16. + his conversation (3:09)
  17. Utrecht Male reading (1:06)
  18. + his conversation (1:50)
  19. Zoetermeer Male reading (1:04)
  20. + his conversation (5:44)
  21. Amersfoort Male reading (1:31)
  22. + his conversation (10:35)
  23. Amsterdam Female reading (1:05)
  24. + her conversation (2:58)
  25. Amsterdam Male reading (1:35)
  26. + his conversation (3:59)
  27. + reading Dutch (:48)
  28. Apeldoorn Male reading (1:19)
  29. + his conversation (1:50)

Volume 3: More Recordings of Dutch Speakers

  1. Deventer Female reading (1:11)
  2. + her conversation (2:03)
  3. Eastern Holland Male reading (1:06)
  4. + his conversation (2:38)
  5. Nijmegen Male reading (1:02)
  6. + his conversation (1:49)
  7. North Holland Female reading (1:34)
  8. + her conversation (5:00)
  9. Utrecht Male reading (1:26)
  10. + his conversation (2:18)
  11. Zevenaar Male reading (1:15)
  12. + his conversation (4:12)
  13. Allmere Male reading (1:22)
  14. + his conversation (2:24)
  15. Belgian Male reading (1:07)
  16. + his conversation (3:07)
  17. Amsterdam Female reading (1:27)
  18. + her conversation (2:56)
  19. Groningen Male reading (1:19)
  20. + his conversation (7:16)
  21. The Hague Male reading (1:27)
  22. + his conversation (2:56)
  23. Heesch South Holland Female reading (1:07)
  24. + her conversation (1:32)
  25. Houten Male reading (1:11)
  26. + his conversation (4:25)
  27. Kollum (Frisian) Male reading (1:58)
  28. + his conversation (3:37)
  29. Leiden Female reading (:34)
  30. + her conversation (3:18)

Volume 4: More Recordings of Dutch Speakers

  1. Weijen Male reading (1:18)
  2. + his conversation (2:10)
  3. Oldebroek Male reading (:59)
  4. + his conversation (3:49)
  5. Rotterdam Female reading (1:15)
  6. + her conversation (2:30)
  7. Rotterdam Male reading (1:32)
  8. + his conversation (:50)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.