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Dutch translation, editing and writing services

Dutch is a West Germanic language with similarities to German and English, and the official language of the Netherlands and associated territories. It is also the mother tongue of the majority of the population of Belgium, which was previously part of the Netherlands. Belgium is the official headquarters of both the EU and NATO.

Dutch is a first language for about 23 million people. The Dutch dialects of Southern Africa are now standardised into Afrikaans, which is a mutually intelligible off-shoot of Dutch, and is spoken by about 15 to 20 million people in South Africa and Namibia.

Despite a substantial colonial presence, the language of windmills is not spoken much in its ex-colonies – although it is argued that 20% of Indonesian words are rooted in Dutch.

Dutch translation services

CLS offers Dutch translation services tailored to local audiences in the Netherlands, Belgium or anywhere Dutch is spoken.

Dutch writing services

Our Dutch writers have the expertise to create copy of any style and tone for any Dutch audience.

Dutch editing services

CLS editors for Dutch are able to amend your publications to reach any audience.

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