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:
- Geography and housing
- Politics and constitution
- The Dutch language and how to learn it
- Education and parenting
- Health care
- Work and income
You can watch the film on this website. Click on lesson materials and select your language. When you order a pack, you will find the film and dvd (PAL/SECAM and NTSC).
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. You will find either the edited or the unedited version (never both) depending on the support language you have chosen.
Unedited version: Bosnian, Croatian, East Armanian language, English, French, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Portuguese, Serbian and Spanish.
Edited version: Algerian Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, Dari, Egyptian Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Iranian Farsi, Iraqi Arabic, Libanese Syrian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Pashto, Punjabi Indian, Riff Berber, Russian, Sinhala, Somali, Standard Arabic, Tamil, Thai, Tunisian Arabic, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.