Free Text-To-Speech and Text-to-MP3 for Dutch

Easily convert your Dutch text into professional speech for free. Perfect for e-learning, presentations, YouTube videos and increasing the accessibility of your website. Our voices pronounce your texts in their own language using a specific accent. Plus, these texts can be downloaded as MP3. In some languages, multiple speakers are available.

Input limit: 3,000 characters / Don't forget to turn on your speakers :-)

Hint: If you finish a sentence, leave a space after the dot before the next one starts for better pronunciation.

Here are some features to use while generating speech:

Add a break

Mary had a little lamb <break time="1s"/> Whose fleece was white as snow.

Emphasizing words

I already told you I <emphasis level="strong">really like </emphasis> that person.


For dramatic purposes, you might wish to <prosody rate="slow">slow down the speaking rate of your text.</prosody>
Or if you are in a hurry <prosody rate="fast">your may want to speed it up a bit.</prosody>


Do you like sythesized speech <prosody pitch="high">with a pitch that is higher than normal?</prosody>
Or do you prefer your speech <prosody pitch="-20%">with a somewhat lower pitch?</prosody>


<amazon:effect name="whispered">If you make any noise, </amazon:effect> she said, <amazon:effect name="whispered">they will hear us.</amazon:effect>


It is possible to switch between speakers within the text. Just use the following format:
[speaker:Brian] Hello Emma
[speaker:Emma] Hey Brian
[speaker:Brian] How are you doing?
[speaker:Emma] I am fine. May i invite you to a cup of tea?

Please note: Remove any diacritical signs from the speakers names when using this, Léa = Lea, Penélope = Penelope

Need more effects or customization? Please refer to the Amazon SSML Tags for Amazon Polly

Facts about the Dutch language:

The Dutch language is spoken and written by more than 28 million people globally mostly in Belgium and Netherlands. It's a West Germanic language with other smaller communities in Aruba, Indonesia, Suriname, Antilles and Northern France speaking it fluently. The Dutch language is also known as Dutch Nederland or Netherlandic and Flemish Vlaams or Flemish in Belgium. The Belgium and Netherlands differ regarding pronunciation and intonations and other minor differences when it comes to vocabulary.

The Spoken Dutch

The spoken Dutch language existed in various standard Dutch and used for official and public purposes that include learning instructions in universities and schools. It has a Germanic root and the Dutch, English and German bear some similarities and Dutch falls in the middle between German and English. Dutch also enjoy leaving the verbs on the sentences end, and it has two nominatives.

The Language History

The first Dutch language scribbled on paper was in the 6th century, and 12th century the latest Dutch writing was implemented. The standard Dutch is mostly used together with the local dialect, and the language derives from the Low Franconian that is Western Franks speech.

The Alphabets

The French language influenced many of the Dutch words, and it uses 35 alphabets. It is also a language that uses compounding nouns when it comes to the bureaucracy. Additionally, Dutch is regulated language by the Dutch Language union managed by the education and culture Flemish and Dutch ministers in aid to standardizing and promotes the language globally.

Supported voice languages:

Australian English
Brazilian Portuguese
British English
Canadian French
Castilian Spanish
Chinese Mandarin
Indian English
Mexican Spanish
US English
US Spanish
Welsh English

Current Limit: ~375 words or 3,000 characters / day | Powered by AWS Polly

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