Dutch Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Dutch. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): Wablieft?
Can you show me?: Kunt u me de weg wijzen?
I'm lost: Ik ben de weg kwijt
I'm not from here: Ik ben niet van hier
Can I help you?: Kan ik je helpen
Can you help me?: Kun je me helpen
It's near here: Het is vlakbij
It's far from here: Het is ver weg
Go straight: Ga rechtdoor
Turn left: Sla linksaf
Turn right: Sla rechtsaf
One moment please!: Een momentje alstublieft
Come with me!: Kom maar mee!
How can I get to the museum? : Hoe kom ik bij het museum
How long does it take to get there?: Hoe ver is het?
Downtown (city center): Stadscentrum

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: Vlakbij
Far: Ver weg
Right: Rechts
Left: Links
Straight: Rechtdoor
There: er / daar
Here: hier
To walk: Lopen
To drive: Rijden
To turn: Afslaan, omkeren
Traffic light: Verkeerslicht

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