[Video] Characters speaking Dutch in American films and TV shows

[Video] Characters speaking Dutch in American films and TV shows

The Netherlands may be a small country, and Dutch may be a relatively obscure language, but surprisingly enough it pops up time and time again in popular culture. Whether Amsterdam is the scene for blockbuster film The Hitman’s Bodyguard, or a Dutch diplomat is investigating a serial killer in The Serpent, it would seem as though the country and the language aren’t quite as obscure as you may have thought. 

A number of films and series on Netflix feature scenes in which characters speak Dutch, and luckily the Youtube channel for the streaming service in the Netherlands and Belgium put together a fun little compilation of actors (trying to) speak Dutch in American shows and movies.

Actors speaking Dutch in films and TV shows

The accents and pronunciation may not always be particularly convincing, but hey, Dutch can be a tricky language to learn (as many of us already know). How many of the clips from the video below do you recognise?

Can you think of any more examples where Dutch or the Netherlands pop up in international films and TV? Let us know in the comments below!

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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