Dutch speakers live under the star of “genieten” (enjoyment). Relax into a world of Flemish gastronomy, renowned artists - starting with Jan Van Eyck, famous literary talents - such as Hugo Claus, fashion and design, entertainment, old cities – Antwerp, Bruges, Gent, Delft, Maastricht, Amsterdam (many more…). Taught and spoken well, the unique sounds of Dutch blend in melodies and rhythms. French speaking Belgians use it to reach out to their Flemish friends. The Dutch language takes you into the heart of what it means to be European; when you can sit quietly in a café overlooking a canal and ask like a native for your ‘frietjes en pintjes’, you set a vision of peace and contentment, of life lived in softness.