Verb forms in the past perfect tense
The present tense is used for things and events happening in the present tense (see example 1 below). It is also used for things happening in the present tense that have been going on for a while (see example 2 below). Thirdly, we use it for things we do on a regular basis, often in combination with adverbs that express such regularity (see example 3 below), and lastly, we use it to talk about the future, often with the verb gaan or with adverbs that express future time (see example 4 below). Examples:
1 Erik woont in Hardegarijp. Erik lives in Hardegarijp.