children

On these pages, you can find out all you need to know as a parent in Amsterdam, from great things to do with kids to information about daycare, schools in Amsterdam and the Dutch education system in general.

Find out about schools

Select the right school for your child with information on international primary and secondary schools for English-speaking and bilingual students.

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...

Birth

Once you've decided where and how you wish to give birth, your next priority will be delivery in comfort. We give you the final steps in childbirth, c...

Pregnancy

As a mother to be, you are free to choose how and where you give birth. Read on for home and hospital births and how to find a midwife.

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...

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 Teams

When it comes to raising a family in Amsterdam, the city’s Parent and Child Teams are an essential source of advice and guidance. There are more...

Find the right school

Wherever you live in the Amsterdam Area, you can find a wide variety of high-quality schools, at preschool, primary and secondary levels.

Secondary School

After group 8, the final year of primary school, pupils leave primary school (basisschool) for secondary school (middelbare scholen) for secondary edu...

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...