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The film Naar Nederland

The KNS test examines your knowledge of the Netherlands and Dutch society. Everything you need to know is included in the film Naar Nederland. It shows how people in the Netherlands live, how they interact with each other and what customs they have. The film also covers a number of practical matters which will be useful to know when you are living in the Netherlands. The film is approximately 110 minutes long and covers the following topics:

  1. Geography and housing
  2. History
  3. Politics and constitution
  4. The Dutch language and how to learn it
  5. Education and parenting
  6. Health care
  7. Work and income

Each pack contains two DVDs (PAL/SECAM and NTSC). Both contain exactly the same film in seven or eight different language versions, including the support language you have selected. All DVDs include the Dutch version.

Edited and unedited versions

In the Netherlands, some things are allowed which may not be permitted in other countries. For example, women can walk around on the beach without very much clothing. People are allowed to express themselves freely: they may declare themselves to be homosexual, for example. The film includes scenes of these very typical aspects of Dutch life.

In some countries, however, it is illegal to possess a film showing this type of image. A special edited version has therefore been made with the forbidden scenes removed. This version nevertheless includes a full description of Dutch customs and attitudes. The DVD you receive will contain either the edited or the unedited version (never both) depending on the support language you have chosen.

Edited and unedited versions: English and French.

Unedited version: Chinese, Kurdish, Portuguese, Spanish.

Edited version: Dari, Moroccan Arabic, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Standard Arabic, Riff Berber, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese.

See the Ordering page for more information.