Finding the right school for your child

Open days at Dutch secondary schools are set to take place from the end of January. If you have children attending Dutch primary schools who will move up to secondary school after summer, open days will take place towards the end of January or in early February. These days offer parents a brilliant way to assess which school is right for their child. You can already use the Schoolwijzer (in English) to look at individual schools and find out the dates for the open days.

When it comes to choosing a secondary school, what matters is not the distance from your home but the type of education the primary school recommends for your child, depending on their aptitude and test scores. Find out more about education in the Netherlands.