71+ Names For Clothes In Dutch – Master List

Are you ready to go shopping in The Netherlands? Even if the prospect of shopping doesn’t excite you, it’s still useful to know names for clothes in Dutch.

You may be travelling and realize it’s a bit chillier than you expected to be, so how do you ask where to buy a sweater or a jacket?

Knowing how to say clothes in the Dutch language will make it easier to speak with store merchants to find what you’re looking for more quickly.

So let’s take a look at how to talk about clothes like a native speaker. We’ll include clothing vocabulary, translations and sentences too!

Let’s go!

 

Traditional Dutch Clothing

First, let’s take a trip back in time. What kinds of clothes did the Dutch wear in the past?

One thing is known for sure, clothing was well looked after and outfits lasted for years. Pieces were either handmade by Dutch women or made to order from local seamstresses. It was a passage of life for young girls to learn needlework which was an expected skill for a future caregiver.

Traditional Clothing For Dutch Women

traditional Dutch women's clothing

The typical pieces of a women’s daily dressing attire would be:

  • a bonnet (een motorkap)
  • a blouse (Een Bloes)
  • a long ankle length skirt (een lange enkellange rok)
  • an apron (een schort)
  • closed toed shoes (schoenen met gesloten tenen)

These pieces would vary in color and material across the different regions of the Netherlands. Little girls would wear the same kind of outfits.

Traditional Clothing For Dutch Men

traditional Dutch men's clothing

The typical pieces of a men’s daily dressing attire would be:

  • wool pants with silver buttons (wollen broek met zilveren knopen)
  • wooden clogs (houten klompen)
  • a double button up shirt (een overhemd met dubbele knoopsluiting)
  • a jacket (een jas)
  • a hat (een hoed)

The color of the material would differ across the different regions of the Netherlands and little boys would wear the same outfits as their fathers.

 

Dutch Words For Clothes

These are the common types of clothing that exist today. We’ve separated the clothing into seasons and other categories so you can more easily learn Dutch clothes names to find what you’re looking for at the shop or mall.

Spring Clothing In Dutch

This is a list of typical clothes you might wear in springtime.

spring clothes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
Cargo pantsCargobroeken
Dress shirtOverhemd
JeansJeans
LeggingsLeggings
RaincoatRegenjas
ShirtsOverhemden
SocksSokken

Summer Clothing In Dutch

Summertime clothes are the best! Here are the more popular clothing items for hot weather.

summer clothes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
BeltRiem
BikiniBikini
CroptopBijgesneden
DressJurk
ShortsKorte broek
SkirtRok
SwimsuitZwempak
T-shirtt-shirt
TanktopTanktop

Fall Clothing In Dutch

When things start to get cool the sweaters come out! Here are some common fall clothes.

fall clothes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
BlazerBlazer
CoatJas
HoodieCapuchon
JacketJasje
Polo shirtPoloshirt
SweaterTrui

Winter Clothing In Dutch

Brrrr! What are the names of winter clothes? You’re definitely going to need a jacket.

winter clothes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
Button-down shirtOverhemd met knopen
HatHoed
Long sleeve shirtShirt met lange mouwen
PantsBroek
ScarfSjaal
GlovesHandschoenen
SweatshirtSweatshirt
TrousersBroek
VestHesje

Business Wear In Dutch

What kinds of clothes do you wear to work? Sometimes formal clothing is still required. Here are the names of business clothing in Dutch.

Business clothes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
BlouseBlouse
CufflinksManchetknopen
SuitPak
TieBinden

Under Garments And Pyjamas

What we wear underneath is important! What is underwear called in Dutch?

underwear in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
Boxersboksers
BraBeha
Briefsslip
LingerieLingerie
PyjamasPyjama
Sports braSport bh
ThongString
UnderwearOndergoed

Shoes In Dutch

Shoes, shoes, shoes! There are so many different types of shoes. These are the more common kinds.

shoes in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
BootsLaarzen
Flip flopsSlippers
HeelsHakken
Hiking bootsWandelschoenen
SlippersSlippers
Sneakerssportschoenen
TrainersSneakers

Different Fabrics In Dutch

You might care what your clothes are made out of so here’s a list!

fabrics in Dutch
EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
CanvasCanvas
ClothLap
CorduroyCorduroy
CottonKatoen
DenimDenim
LaceVeter
LeatherLeer
LinenLinnen
PolyesterPolyester
RayonRayon
RubberRubber
SatinSatijn
SilkZijde
SpandexSpandex
VelvetFluweel
WoolWol

Additional Terms Related To Clothes In Dutch

Here are some words and phrases you may find you need when out looking for clothes.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
ClothingKleding
Men’s ClothingHerenkleding
Size smallKleine maat
Size mediumMaat medium
Size LargeGrote maat
To try onPassen
Women’s ClothingVrouwenkleding

 

Phrases To Use When Shopping In Dutch

Of course, when you’re actually out shopping, you may need some help! Here are some questions you can ask in Dutch when shopping for clothes.

shopping in Dutch
EnglishDutchPronunciation
Where can I find gloves?Waar kan ik handschoenen vinden?
Do you have any winter coats?Heb je winterjassen?
Do you have tighter trousers?Heb je een strakkere broek?
Do you have this in a larger size?Heb je deze in een grotere maat?
Do you have this in a smaller size?Heb je deze in een kleinere maat?
Where is the changing room?Waar zijn we de kleedkamer?
Can I try this on?Kan ik dit passen?

There you go! We hope this vocabulary has helped you learn Dutch!

 

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