Now you know how to talk about date and time in Dutch, let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in Dutch.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Dutch“.

Holidays & Good wishes in Dutch

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Good wishes

All the best!Al het beste!
Good luck!Veel geluk!
Happy birthday!Fijne verjaardag!
Merry Christmas!Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Happy Easter!Gelukkig Pasen!
Happy New Year!Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
with all my heart / wholeheartedmet heel mijn hart

Holidays & festive occasions

Christmas EveKerstavond
Easter holidaysPaasdagen
Pentecost / WhitsunPinksteren
New Year’s EveOudejaarsavond
New YearNieuwjaar
name daynaamdag
Valentine’s DayValentijnsdag


(to) inviteuitnodigen
(to) wishwensen
(to) make a gifteen kado maken
(to) getkrijgen

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg]feest
parties [Pl]feesten
birthday partyverjaardagsfeest
invitation [Sg]uitnodiging
invitations [Pl]uitnodigingen
I invite you to the party!Ik nodig jou uit voor het feest!
wish [Sg]wens
wishes [Pl]wensen
What would you like? / What do you want?Wat zou je willen?
Wat wil je?

surprise [Sg]verrassing
surprises [Pl]verrassingen
present / gift [Sg]cadeau
presents / gifts [Pl]cadeaus

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