Language Scientific’s Dutch Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Dutch translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Dutch. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Our approach to translation quality management is founded on the principle that engineering documents should be translated by professional translators who are also engineers, and medical documents need to be translated by linguists trained in the medical sciences. We use a combination of advanced people, certified processes and applied technologies to deliver you a better translations experience. We deliver reliable, high quality translations with confirmed turnaround times at competitive prices.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Dutch language services to support your strategic global communication goals, including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 certified company. We work closely with you to tailor a solution to best fit your needs.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Dutch Language Statistics/Facts:

Dutch is the official language of The Netherlands and is also spoken in Belgium, Suriname and some Caribbean Island countries, including Aruba, Saint Martin, and Curacao. There are twenty three million native speakers and five million second language speakers of Dutch worldwide.

The Dutch are notorious for being a culture that is very receptive to a wide range of languages. Many people from The Netherlands speak a combination of Dutch, English, German and French. Dutch is a West Germanic Language, typically thought to be between English and German.

Dutch Dialects:

Dialect Region
Hollandic North Netherlands
Zealandic West/Coastal
Flemish East & West
Brabantic Central
Limburgish Dutch-Belgian-German Border
South Geldric East Netherlands/West Germany (parts)

Countries where Dutch is spoken:

  • Aruba
  • Canada
  • Indonesia (Java and Bali)
  • Suriname
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • The Netherlands
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • United States

The Netherlands Country Data:

Country: The Netherlands

Capital: Amsterdam
Population: 17,084,719
Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy: Queen Máxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Currency: Euro (Guilder was replaced by the Euro on January 1, 2002)
GDP (ppp): $51,000
Unemployment: 6%
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Industries: Agriculture, metal, engineering, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, fishing, natural gas
The Netherlands has the 7th largest economy in the Euro-zone and has a private free-market system of trade with foreigners. Rotterdam is the 2nd largest city in The Netherlands and remains the largest port in Europe.

There Are 12 provinces in The Netherlands:

  • South Holland—West
  • North Holland—North West
  • Utrecht—Central
  • Limburg—South East
  • North Brabant—South
  • Gelderland—East
  • Overijssel—East
  • Flevoland—Central
  • Groningen—North East
  • Zeeland—South West
  • Friesland—North
  • Drenthe—North East

Dutch History in The Netherlands

Historically, The Netherlands has been a place where people have come to escape prejudice and intolerance and is now culturally diverse. Although the country no longer maintains world dominance in trade, it remains strong amongst the EU, and is known for low unemployment rates and its stable economy.

Dutch Golden Age

The 17th Century is marked as the pinnacle of Dutch culture and is referred to as the Dutch Golden Age. The people of The Netherlands gained independence from the King of Spain during the eighty years war (1568-1648). During this period, the Dutch Republic was created which brought prosperity and opportunity to the Dutch natives. While it only lasted a century, this era preceded the United Kingdom and led to global supremacy in trade and the arts as well as other industries.

Dutch trade thrived throughout the 17th century due to its strategic location in Europe as a seaport along the North Sea combined with its maritime history. Amsterdam used to be the most central trading center on a global level during the Dutch Golden Age. The booming economy during the Dutch Golden Age led to architectural expansion and the ability to explore the arts.

Dutch East India Company

While the Dutch East India Company is best known for being the first company to issue stock and for connecting traders from around the world, its cultural effects should not be ignored. The Dutch East India Company became one of the first multinational corporations and influenced the cultures that it interacted with.

Many of the countries that currently speak Dutch outside of The Netherlands were affected by the culture brought to them from the traders of The Dutch East India Company. For example, a number of regions in Western and South Africa speak a daughter language of Dutch called Afrikaans. The Cape Dutch who settled in Western and South Africa, are descendents of European immigrants in the 17th century who were disloyal to Europe, also speak Dutch.

The Hague (Den Haag)

While Amsterdam is the capital city of The Netherlands, The Hague (Den Haag) is home to the Dutch government, Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Council of State. The Hague is also the fourth major UN site behind New York, Geneva and Vienna. The Hague hosts over 150 international organizations, most notably the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). The Hague has held an important role in international politics, focusing on peace and justice since 1899 and has become the site of the world’s international court system.

Today, The Netherlands remains a nation with a diverse linguistic background and a strong history. It is not uncommon for natives to speak Dutch and also to have a high level of fluency in one or two additional languages. The Dutch language remains popular in regions outside of The Netherlands due to the geographic span that the Dutch East India Company covered centuries ago.

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