I’m dutch, since we are a small country we are obligated to learn atleast 2 foreign languages at highschool. Reason for this is that workwise we encounter people from these countries alot, mostly germans.
When you are doing MAVO (Junior general secondary education is what it’s called in English i believe) you have to pick 1 language outside English, either French or German.
When you are doing HAVO (Senior general secondary education is what it’s called i believe) you get English, French and German, and at a later point you can drop 1 of those, but can still choose to keep both. This is the one i did.
Then in college i had 2 years of Spanish in a former education, i finished that one and got my degree, but now i’m doing a completely different education, which will last another 3 years.
So at one point i spoke basic french, german, spanish, english and dutch. But since i stopped using spanish and french it’s basically down to three again. Don’t speak german very well, but can understand most of it since our languages are so similar.