Time in Dutch

How to tell the time in Dutch, a Germanic language spoken mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Telling the time | Days of the week | Months of the year | Seasons

Telling the time

English Dutch (Nederlands)
What time is it? Hoe laat is het?
It's one o'clock Het is één uur
It's quarter past one Het is kwart over een
It's half past one Het is half twee
It's quarter to two Het is kwart voor twee
It's two o'clock Het is twee uur
It's quarter past two Het is kwart over twee
It's half past two Het is half drie
It's quarter to three Het is kwart voor drie
It's three o'clock Het is drie uur
It's quarter past three Het is kwart over drie
It's half past three Het is half vier
It's quarter to four Het is kwart voor vier
It's four o'clock Het is vier uur
It's quarter past four Het is kwart over vier
It's half past four Het is half vijf
It's quarter to five Het is kwart voor vijf
It's five o'clock Het is vijf uur
It's quarter past five Het is kwart over vijf
It's half past five Het is half zes
It's quarter to six Het is kwart voor zes
It's six o'clock Het is zes uur
It's quarter past six Het is kwart over zes
It's half past six Het is half zeven
It's quarter to seven Het is kwart voor zeven
It's seven o'clock Het is zeven uur
It's quarter past seven Het is kwart over zeven
It's half past seven Het is half acht
It's quarter to eight Het is kwart voor acht
It's eight o'clock Het is acht uur
It's quarter past eight Het is kwart over acht
It's half past eight Het is half negen
It's quarter to nine Het is kwart voor negen
It's nine o'clock Het is negen uur
It's quarter past nine Het is kwart over negen
It's half past nine Het is half tien
It's quarter to ten Het is kwart voor tien
It's ten o'clock Het is tien uur
It's quarter past ten Het is kwart over tien
It's half past ten Het is half elf
It's quarter to eleven Het is kwart voor elf
It's eleven o'clock Het is elf uur
It's quarter past eleven Het is kwart over elf
It's half past eleven Het is half twaalf
It's quarter to twelve Het is kwart voor twaalf
It's twelve o'clock Het is twaalf uur
It's quarter past twelve Het is kwart over twaalf
It's half past twelve Het is half een
It's quarter to one Het is kwart voor een
it's midnight Het is middernacht
it's midday Het is middag
in the morning 's ochtends
in the afternoon 's namiddags
in the evening 's avonds


To say 25 past or to the hour, you can say 5 before or after half, e.g. vijf voor half twee = 1:25, and vijf over half twee = 1:35.

Hear how to tell the time in Dutch:


Days of the week

Monday maandag
Tuesday dinsdag
Wednesday woensdag
Thursday donderdag
Friday vrijdag
Saturday zaterdag
Sunday zondag


Months of the year

January januari
February februari
March maart
April april
May mei
June juni
July juli
August augustus
September september
October oktober
November november
December december



Spring lente
Summer zomer
Autumn/Fall herfst
Winter winter

Hear how to say months and seasons in Dutch:

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