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Dutch Transcription Services

Effectively brief your team wherever Dutch is spoken. Get your ideas down on paper in more than 200 language combinations. From the drawing board to the press junket, our industry-specialist transcriptionists and Dutch translators will ensure great ideas never get left behind. Whether you’re launching a new product or transcribing a brainstorming session.


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Never worry about missing that inspiring moment. Design companies, creative agencies and major brands count on us to communicate audio/video files detailing positioning, customer journey and feedback. Guaranteeing they can speak to collaborators without having to pause when the ideas are flowing.

Fast, efficient transcriptions and translations

As an ISO 17100:2015 company, we’re certified for our commitment to service design and value. Not only do we use native-speaker transcriptionists and translators, every one of whom has at least five years’ experience working in your industry: we’ve also developed flexible transcription services for Dutch-speaking clients, ensuring you control your costs. Book transcription only, transcription and translation, or transcription directly into a target language. You specify the time-coding periods, and billing is according to time rather than text output. We never use machines to transcribe your files, ensuring you benefit from accurate and detailed transcripts.

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Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by over 22 million people in the Netherlands, as well as in Flanders – the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium, Aruba in the Caribbean and Suriname in South America.

In addition, Dutch is an official language of Curaçao and St Maarten.


Dutch is from the same language family as German but closely similar to the English language too.

With the exception of Frisian, Dutch is linguistically the closest language to English. English and Dutch are related to each other on multiple levels but it is very important your transcriptionist understand that there are lots of differences and peculiarities in each of these languages.


While many German speakers might be able to understand and speak Dutch it is important to use native Dutch speakers when doing audio transcriptions as some words can be very similar but have different meanings.

Whilst Dutch is very similar to German there are some key differences including the grammar which can often change the context and meaning of the sentences.

This is something only a professional, native speaking Dutch translator can really understand after years of studies.


The Netherlands has a long and impressive history of technological innovation.

As a highly industrialized economy, it has been praised internationally for its open-minded political climate and strong work ethic.

The Netherlands, often referred to as the ‘gateway to Europe’, is actually one of the best countries for business—thanks to its highly attractive business climate and strategic location.

With the Netherlands being such a key player in trade and finance, it’s no wonder companies looking to do business here are after professional Dutch transcription services.

From launching a product, preparing for an interview, or brainstorming a new strategy, you need a recording that is clear, organized, and easy to find again.

Whether it’s e-transcribing, translating from Dutch to English, or translating from any language to English, our industry-specialist transcriptionists and translators will help you get the results you need.


When referring to the Netherlands, most of us use Holland and the Netherlands synonymously but in actuality, they are two distinct places.

The official name of the country is ‘The Kingdom of the Netherlands’, whilst Holland is actually two of the provinces within the Netherlands.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, including Belgium, came into being in 1815 after Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat, but in 1830, Belgium seceded from the kingdom, leaving the Netherlands with twelve provinces: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, North Holland, South Holland, Zealand, North Brabant, and Limburg.

As you can see, North Holland and South Holland actually form part of the Netherlands but they are not the only provinces to make up the country so referring to the Netherlands as Holland is actually incorrect.