The digiTaalhuis is part of the library in Katwijk where you can go if you have (some) difficulties with reading, writing or other (digital) skills. We offer various consultation hours and diverse language activities where you can practice with the Dutch language.

Dutch language activities

We find it important to support people who learn the Dutch language. Throughout the year we offer opportunities to work on Dutch language skills. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or already advanced, everyone is welcome to join.

Language Cafe / Taalcafé

The language cafe is a place where you go if you want to learn to speak Dutch. We start these meetings with a short presentation about an everyday topic. Then we split up into groups and continue talking about the subject. These groups are classified at different levels, from beginner to advanced. People are helped to formulate sentences and understand the information that has been told. The language cafe is every Tuesday afternoon from 14.00-15.00 in library Hoornes / Rijnsoever.

Reading groups / Leeskring

During our reading groups, we read together in a simple book and discuss difficult words with each other. Both technical reading and reading comprehension are discussed here. The reading groups are every Tuesday from 13.00-14.00 in library Hoornes / Rijnsoever and every Thursday from 10.00-11.00 in the community center at ‘’De Schelp’’.

Writing club / Schrijftafel

At the writing club we practice with writing in Dutch. Before we start with exercises, everyone will be assigned to his / her own level. Volunteers from the digiTaalhuis will coach you individually. The writing club is every Thursday from 10.30-11.30 in library Hoornes / Rijnsoever.

News cafe / Nieuwscafé

We discuss the news in our news cafe. We read and discuss recent news together with our volunteer Koos. The news cafe is every Tuesday from 12.00-13.00 in library Hoornes / Rijnsoever.

Read aloud / Voorlezen

Our volunteers read for children and their parents every Thursday afternoon from 16.00-17.00 in the community center at ‘’De Schelp’’. In addition, parents can also attend a reading workshop by appointment. They learn how to read to their children themselves. Children can join to be read aloud every Wednesday afternoon from 15:00-15:30 in the library Hoornes / Rijnsoever.

Consultation hours

In addition to all courses and language activities we offer at the digiTaalhuis, you can also visit different consultation hours. We offer a computer consultation hour, especially for people who have problems with computers, tablets or smartphones. Do you need advice on how to handle your money better? Then you can visit our financial consultation hour. Every week there are people waiting for you who are happy to give you advice. All consultation hours at the digiTaalhuis are for free.

Computer consultation hour

Problems with your computer, tablet or smartphone? Visit the free computer consultation hour in the library Hoornes / Rijnsoever! Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon there are volunteers ready to help you from 13.30-16.00. You are also welcome here if you need help to search for information on the internet.

Digi-language coach

At the digiTaalhuis you can practice with the Dutch language on our computers. Every Wednesday afternoon from 13.00-16.00, there is a coach present who can support and help you with these programs. There is no need to make an appointment, you can just walk in.

Computer courses

If you have trouble with the internet and computers in general, you are welcome to join the course ‘’Klik&Tik’’ or ‘’Digisterker’’. We also offer courses Word, PowerPoint and apply for a job on internet. Ask a library employee for costs and dates of these courses.


For all questions concerning the digiTaalhuis, you can contact our coordinator digiTaalhuis / specialist basic skills and literacy.

Monique Kromhout
e-mail: mkromhout@bibliotheekkatwijk.nl
tel: 071-4021983 (Monday to Thursday)
The digiTaalhuis is located in library Hoornes / Rijnsoever