When I first moved from Australia to the Netherlands back in 2002, a condition on my partner visa was that I needed to take Dutch language lessons and sit an integration exam. In 2006, the rules changed, and you now need to study for and sit a language and integration exam BEFORE you come to the Netherlands. !
To make this easier, there is a great website I recently discovered: https://www.naarnederland.nl/en/
Even if you are not planning on moving to the Netherlands or applying for that visa, it’s a really useful place to learn more about the Netherlands and learn basic Dutch. You can sign up for the free elearning course and work through lessons.
I discovered this via a physical book/cd/DVD pack which I picked up at the library in The Hague. You can buy this pack online. However you don’t need the pack – everything is also on the website, for free. This includes online Dutch lessons, and videos about Dutch culture. This is the English version but there are also other languages.
Remember visa rules can change and though I regularly receive questions via this website about visas – I cannot help you – please visit this website for details on applying for visas:
Have you taken the integration test, or do you need to? Did you find this website useful? Comment below or come and chat over on the Dutch Australian Facebook page!