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Fast, affordable & scalable professional Dutch translation

Gengo offers on-demand and high-quality Dutch translation services at affordable rates. Thousands of companies—both large and small—trust Gengo to fuel their global growth.

Working with Gengo gives you access to thousands of certified translators who have years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and embedded quality tools. Our expert team can help you manage projects of any size to find a flexible, efficient and economical solution for your translation needs.

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Choose between two different levels of quality and pricing to match your needs. All translators have been pre-tested for each level ensuring high quality translations.

STANDARD
From $0.06 /word
Accurate translation of your text by a native speaker. Price perfect to expand your business to new markets.
BUSINESS
From $0.12 /word
Professional translation for formal business use. Detailed attention to tone, subject, and meaning.

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Professional Dutch translator for reaching the European market

English to Dutch Translation

The interlinked origins of the Dutch and English languages make them similar in various ways. The Dutch verb system, for example, has tenses comparable to English and they are both similarly uninflected. However, the differences that do exist pose the risk of negative transfer. Both languages share a basic sentence structure, for example, yet Dutch positions its adverbs differently. Only skilled and experienced Dutch translators are able to overcome these translation obstacles to create content that retains its authority and effectiveness.

While traditional English to Dutch translation services calculate their fees by page or per hour, Gengo has a simple and easy to calculate per word pricing system. This way, our customers can be sure of the price they will pay to translate their English content before any work has even begun. Professional translation pricing made simple.

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 an 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 when they translate their content. On the other hand, support or technical documentation is usually written and translated in a formal tone.

Dutch language facts

Dutch is a West Germanic language, closely related to both German and English. In fact, Dutch is said to be “roughy in-between” the two because of the linguistic features it shares with each. Despite geographic proximity, Dutch differs significantly from the Romance languages of Southern Europe (such as French, Italian and Spanish) and the Nordic languages of Scandinavia (such as Swedish, Norwegian and Danish).

  • 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 regions and dialects

In Europe, Dutch is spoken by roughly 96 percent of the population of the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population of Belgium and is an official language of the European Union. The Dutch language’s reach also extends worldwide as an official language of Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and Sint Maarten. Despite its official status, however, only around 9 percent of the native population of these countries speaks Dutch as their first language.

There exists a diverse range of dialects within Dutch. To qualify, these dialects must share strong linguistic similarities with Standard Dutch and be spoken within the same geographic area. There are, however, some distinct differences between these dialects as a result of differing historic influences and the extent to which they have been insulated against linguistic evolution. The Low Saxon varieties, for example, share much with Standard Dutch, while West Flemish is far more dissimilar.

Dutch translation services

At Gengo, we make it fast and easy for businesses to localize and translate English into Dutch, and vice versa. Our translators currently deliver hundreds of English to Dutch translation projects each month, easily and at scale.

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 Dutch 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 translation needs.

Simple pricing

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

Speed and scale

Need English to Dutch translation, fast? Reach the world’s 28 million Dutch speakers in just hours with Gengo’s translation service. 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. Translate swift and accurate.

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 mobile app localization
  • Dutch game localization
  • Dutch product description translation
  • Customer support translation
  • Translate marketing copy, ads and social media
  • Translate news articles and entertainment
  • Translate travel listings and guides
  • Translate Dutch document translations
  • Translate emails, letters and more

Dutch translator

Gengo’s Dutch translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to translate content at high quality and lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your Dutch translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.

If you are looking to translate your English content not only to Dutch, here are some more available languages:

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