Professional Dutch Translation

Dutch language facts

  • Dutch is spoken by over 28 million people worldwide as a first or second language.
  • Dutch is an official language in the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, and is also spoken in Belgium, South Africa, Aruba and Indonesia.
  • As a Germanic language, Dutch is closely related to English, German and the Scandinavian languages.
  • The name Dutch originates from the word Duutsc or Dietsc which means ‘language of the people’.
Dutch translation tips
Translation text expansion

Translations into Dutch tend to end up longer than the original document. This is referred to as translation text expansion in the translation industry. This happens as in some languages, more words are needed to say the same thing. As a result, this feature of the Dutch language can have a big impact on design, elongating navigation menus, taglines, displays and more.

Formal vs. informal speech

The Dutch language features a strong distinction between formal and informal speech (“u” and “je”, respectively). While utilizing formal address is still the most common for localization projects, more and more business have decided to go for informal speech to make their voice and tone more open and friendly. On the other hand, support or technical documentation is usually written in a formal tone.

Dutch translation services

At Gengo, we make it fast and easy for businesses to localize into Dutch. We currently deliver hundreds of Dutch translation projects each month, easily and at scale.

Our areas of expertise

For your business to succeed in the Dutch market, you’re going to need to translate all your content quickly, efficiently and affordably. Gengo supports professional English to Dutch translation of a wide range of document and content types, including:

  • Dutch website localization
  • Dutch app localization
  • Dutch document translation
  • Dutch game localization
  • Marketing copy, ads and social media translation
  • Dutch product description translation
  • Online news articles and entertainment
  • Travel listings and guides
  • Dutch customer support translation
  • Emails, letters and more
Quality you can trust

We guarantee the most authentic and accurate Dutch language translations. Our Dutch translator community is comprised of dozens of qualified and experienced native speakers with full command over the Dutch language. Even for tight turnaround requirements or specialized texts, we can hand-pick custom translator teams to suit your needs.

Simple pricing

Looking for a cost-effective solution to translate your content into or out of Dutch? We offer fast, quality translation at record-beating prices. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

Need Dutch translation, fast? Reach the world’s 28 million Dutch speakers in just hours with Gengo. Our state-of-the-art translation platform enables us to provide human translation much faster than traditional translation agencies. Most jobs are picked up in minutes and completed in under two hours.

Trusted by global companies

I’ve been impressed with the quality and speed of the translations that Gengo delivers.
Jeff Chin, Product Manager at Google
The Huffington Post
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