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Family & children

Find information on essential family matters, such as daycare, child allowance and more.

Information & resources for families in Amsterdam

Dutch education system

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. From age three or four, children go to primary school for eight years...

International schools

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. This is further bolstered by a host of options for international scho...

Find the right school

The School Finder is a website with information about every school in Amsterdam, at preschool, primary and secondary levels.

Daycare

In the Netherlands, it is common for working parents to leave their children during the day in a crèche or childcare centre. Childcare is subject to c...

Parent and Child Centre

When it comes to raising a family in Amsterdam, the Parent and Child Centre (Ouder- en Kindcentrum) is an essential source of help and advice. There a...

Child allowance

Everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands has a right to Child Benefit (Kinderbijslag) for children (including step- and foster-children) under t...

Third culture kids

Third Culture Kids (or TCKs) refers to those who have spent part of their youth in cultures outside their passport country. The term was first coined ...

Registering births

A child must be registered within three days of its birth. The father or mother is obliged to register its birth at the municipality where the child i...

Adoption in the Netherlands

Adoption is a lengthy and challenging process, but one that yields a great reward – a family. For many people the choice to adopt comes from the diffi...

Family activities

Enjoy family-friendly fun in Amsterdam. From performances for kids to days out and visits to major attractions, there's plenty to keep the young (and ...