Dictionary of Dutchness


Havo (hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs) literally means ‘higher general continued education’. It takes five years to get a havo diploma which prepares school leavers to go on to an HBO college rather than a university. Around 30% of school pupils are in a havo stream at secondary school. After three years of havo education, pupils specialise in science or the humanities.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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