The Chinese language is a major world language. In the Netherlands the interest in the Chinese language for professional needs or personal interest is growing. In business transactions, the tourist destinations and sport the Chinese language is booming and will increasingly be used. Learning Chinese is one of the best and pleasant investments you make in your life. Our Chinese courses are designed for anyone who wants to understand, speak and read the Chinese language in a fast and practical way.

We offer Chinese courses at all levels by highly qualified and experienced Chinese teachers. Our school semesters start each year in September and February in Almere , Amsterdam and Utrecht . You will learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese. That is the language that is also taught at Chinese schools. With our courses you will not only learn to speak and understand Chinese, but also to recognize 300-1000 Chinese characters that are essential to read inscriptions, web pages, headlines, signs, or short letters.

Chinese is a tonal language. The same word may mean something totally different if you pronounce it at a different pitch. During the course, special attention is paid to this peculiarity. In addition to the lessons, you have course material in the form of books and CDs, so you can easily and effectively practice pronunciation and listening at home.

You are assured of the highest quality. The CCN can provide you a certificate at the end of your study period. This document is available in English and Chinese, and will state your hours of study at CCN as well as study materials used and the marks obtained.

Our Autumn semester will  start in the week of 16-20 September 2024.

The group lesson “CC101 Chinese for Beginners 1” at locations Almere OVC College, Amersfoort de vlinderslag and Utrecht LRC College will be on location in a classroom.
The group lesson “CC101 Chinese for Beginners 1” at location Amsterdam de Vrije Universiteit will be in a hybrid setting, so you can choose physical lessons or online via Zoom.

All other group lessons are taught online via Zoom in a weekly lesson of 2 hours.


Look under Courses for all of our courses.

Registration can be done Online via the registration form.


Chinese for children, every Saturday in Utrecht and Almere, also Sunday in Amsterdam and Amersfoort.

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Some courses are currently taught online. All the teachers of our school have had intensive training before and are able to master the program efficiently.
We would like to see everyone back in a classroom, when the coronavirus is under control. Before that, we will do everything we can to make the online lesson as interesting and effective as possible.

We have received a lot of positive feedback from the students about the online lessons.

They wrote about the teachers:
   • She was nice, cheerful and full of knowledge of language and culture;
   • She gave very interesting lessons and was able to convey the teaching material well;
   • I really liked how she gave the best possible feedback and encouraged the students' curiosity; the lesson was very interactive;

On Saturday, February 10, the Chinese Education Center Netherlands celebrated the Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon, with various activities for the students.


On behalf of all employees of the Chinese Education Center Netherlands, we wish you a prosperous New Year.


Based on a study by Indeed and interviews with, among others Chinese College Nederland, that a growing number of employers are looking for employees who speak Chinese. They state that being able to speak Chinese is a clear plus on the CV and gives better career prospects.

Read the full article from RTLZ: Employee who speaks Chinese popular: 'Better career perspective' (in dutch)