thodoris7 wrote:I am thinking to open a greek cafe but I want to find what I need exactly.The permissions.
Can someone help me?
If you want to open a cafe in the Netherlands, you have to get a certificate called 'cafebedrijf', which proves that you have sufficient know-how (about law, hygiene and safety, accounting, etc.) to start your own cafe. You can contact the Horeca Stichting Nederland (stichting = non profit organization) for more information. See also http://www.hsn-horeca.nl/
snowbunny wrote:Are there any online or correspondence courses that anyone can recommend?
Which is more likely, winning the Tour de France or passing the Dutch exams?
Haha! I am quite sure you will be able to pass the Dutch exams if you work hard enough.
There is a correspondence course that looks interesting to me, yet I have not read any reviews about it on this forum: Digidutch (http://www.sayitindutch.com/courses/digidutch.html
). The author of the course also maintains a website with a weblog (with sound files).
This is what she writes about the DigiDutch correspondence course on her website:
"Every week a pleasant Dutch conversation lesson will arrive in your mailbox. It comes as a message in html (50 kb maximum). In this lesson you will find many small sound-bytes. They teach you to understand and speak everyday Dutch! It's fun!
Dialogues, questions & answers, examples, expressions, exercises, grammar and even complete Dutch pop songs are provided. You will have direct contact with your Dutch teacher in The Netherlands by email. She will help you, give you feedback on your work and answer all your questions. You will achieve a good beginners level of Dutch after completion of the course."
I have no idea if it is a good course but judging from the rest of her website, I expect it to be interesting and entertaining. If anyone has tried it, just let us know.