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Moving with your family

All you need to know about raising children in the Netherlands, including schooling, tax benefits and parental support.

Amsterdam for families

Did you know that the Netherlands is one of the best places in the world to raise children? If you've moved your family here from abroad with your partner's work, you'll quickly discover why. See below for all you need to know about schooling in the Netherlands, health facts and figures, tax benefits for children and the wealth of support available for parents. 

Raising children in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Mamas

This non-profit, volunteer-run organisation is an independent, supportive group providing information and support for internationa...

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 ...

Medical care and insurance

Stay informed about medical care and health insurance requirements in Amsterdam (and the Netherlands). For example, health insurance is mandatory in t...

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...

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...

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...

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...