In this weekly column A dash of Dutch by the Language Centre you will learn more about the Dutch language and culture through video, audio and practicing yourself. This week: het COC


Het COC is the national organisation for homo’s, lesbiennes and biseksuelen. It also has an office in Maastricht. They have a bar and an impressive collection of books and dvd’s, which you can rent.

There are also activities for transgenders. And two times per year, the COC organises the famous Pink Party.


Listen to the audio fragment



het COC

de homo

de lesbienne

de biseksueel

de transgender



When was the (national) COC founded?

a. 1926

b. 1946

c. 1966


Read the correct answer here


The Language Centre

Author: Redactie

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