Dutch Pen Language Services

Specialising in Dutch & Flemish to British, American and Canadian English variants Translations: fast, experienced, certified.


Dutch Pen's principal, Valerie Zwart, is ITI-certified, ISO 2015:17100-qualified and a former Dutch Lecturer with more than 10 years experience in translation.

Dutch Pen has undertaken work for clients in banking, insurance, legal, marketing and cultural sectors. We have built a solid reputation for working closely with clients to produce accurate, detailed work delivered to your deadline.

We offer a specialist translation service, not a subcontracting service. Our clients notice the difference. Our range of services includes translation and transcreation, as well as English language proofreading, editing and copywriting. If in doubt or to confirm an estimate, please get in touch.

Our Clients

Direct and indirect clients include(d): Leeds Beckett University; UEFA; IKEA, the Flemish Foreign Ministry; KLM; Netherlands Forensics Institute; ING Bank, ExxonMobil; BNI; The Cobra Museum of Modern Art; ABN Amro Bank; and Floriade 2022, amongst others.

And what they say

"Many thanks Valerie for doing such a thorough job." Leeds Beckett University... "Wat de vertaling betreft: Great work!!! Fijn dat dit (weer) snel is gegaan." Civil Engineering Department at Twente University ...  "Dank voor al je werk. We zijn zeer tevreden over jouw snelle reacties en je zorgvuldige vertalingen!" Universiteit Twente, Faculteit Management en Bestuur ... Wij zijn zeer tevreden met de vertalingen en vlugge beschikbaarheid ervan. Het Cobra Museum.

Language Instruction

Dutch language instruction – from x complete beginner or conversational Dutch to CEFR B2 level – is available either via private or semi-private Skype/Zoom lessons.

Staatsexamen training and university-level courses are available.

Learn at your level and pace from a former university lecturer.

Get in touch

Always happy to discuss your plans, needs or questions.