Practical information about the language courses



Day and evening courses take place in our beautiful space in the centre of Utrecht. This recently renovated building is situated in a picturesque 14th century convent court on an alley of the Twijnstraat.

Doelenstraat 18C

3512XJ, Utrecht

Studens and teachers of Kookoovaja in a classroom at Doelenstraat location


Also, day and evening courses take place in this classroom in a renovated mansion on the Biltstraat. During the renovations of Podium Oost this is be our main location for Dutch courses.

Biltstraat 443

3572 AW, Utrecht

Studens of Kookoovaja in a classroom at Biltstraat location

Community centres in Utrecht

Due to the high demand on evening courses we rent extra rooms at community centres across Utrecht. We aim at renting in the centre/close to the centre.

various centres, like Sterrenzicht and De Speler

across Utrecht

Teachers of Kookoovaja outside

Podium Oost (currently closed for renovations)

Evening courses take place in our spacious classroom in the cultural centre Podium Oost nearby Wilhelmina Park.

Oudwijkerdwarsstraat 148

3581LJ, Utrecht

Studens and teachers of Kookoovaja in a classroom at Podium Oost location

Academic year

The academic year is divided into three blocks of 12 lessons

Block 1 12 September – 16 December 2022
Block 2 9 January – 7 April 2023
Block 3 11 April – 14 July 2023

Open day – Meet your teacher

Before each block, you can meet us. Come say hi, have a drink, learn about the courses, or have a mini-lesson in the language that interests you!

Open day 1 Sunday 4 September 2022
Open day 2* Sunday 11 December 2022
Open day 3* Sunday 2 April 2023

*Note: Open day and Sunday Session combined!

Vacation and holidays

Autumn vacation 24 – 30 October 2022
Christmas holidays 19 December 2022 – 8 January 2023
Spring vacation 27 February – 5 March 2023
Easter 10 April 2023
Kings day 27 April 2023
May vacation 1 May – 7 May 2023
Pinksteren 29 May 2023
Summer holidays 14 July 2023

Sunday session

Learn more about the culture and practice the language you are learning in a fun and relaxed way in the Sunday Sessions. Every block a free Sunday Session takes place. A Sunday Session takes place every block and you can expect an interactive lecture or workshop about various topics and other activities like watching a movie, playing games or listening to music related to the language you are learning.

special editions: Greek for Kids

The Greek teachers’ team has organized this series of sessions for children 3 to 8 years old. The sessions are designed to boost the kids’ Greek vocabulary, with crafts, songs, videos, storytelling, and collaborative games. All levels are welcome!

Sunday session #1 – Italian event 13 November 2022
Christmas party – All languages 11 December 2022
Greek for Kids #1 – alphabet & emotions 5 February 2023
Greek for Kids #2 – animals & nature 19 February 2023
Greek for Kids #3 – food & eating healthy 12 March 2023
Greek for Kids #4 – weather & clothes 19 March 2023
Sunday session #2 – Dutch event 2 April 2023

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions apply to all courses. You will be asked to agree to them when you apply for a course. The terms and conditions are made so it is clear for both parties what happens before, during and after the course.