Taalthuis was founded by Margreet van ‘t Haaff in 2006. Margreet studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Leiden.

When she had finished her studies she worked for ten years as a communications expert in both business and education. As a mother of three children she started to teach Dutch to expats in her own house. She then decided to develop a course tailored to the situation of the expat and the au pair.

Since 2006 hundreds of expats and au pairs learned Dutch at Taalthuis. Taalthuis develops all its lesson materials.