education

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 and then transfer to secondary school. Amsterdam offers a large variety of schools: regular state schools, Montessori schools, religious schools, international schools… the possibilities are manifold, so parents can find exactly the right institution for their children.

Learn Dutch online

Too busy for traditional lessons? The wide variety of online courses available today has meant that picking up the local language is more accessible t...

Language courses in Amsterdam

Learning the local language comes with a long list of advantages. You will become better assimilated into Dutch culture, feel more at home, increase y...

Five reasons to learn Dutch

Learning Dutch can open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands. Here are five great reasons to learn the langua...

Tips on learning a language

Some people decide to learn a foreign language for practical reasons: they may be living in a country where that language is spoken, or planning to tr...

Learning Dutch

If you come to Amsterdam as an international student on an English-language programme, you will find that you can find your way around quite easily wi...

Amsterdam facts & figures

Did you know that there are more than 100km of canals in Amsterdam? Or that there are more bikes than people? Here's a selection of interesting and un...

Studies in English

Don’t speak Dutch yet? Don’t worry. The Netherlands has one of the highest levels of English proficiency in the world, and in Amsterdam this is more t...

Fees & costs

Budgeting is really important for students – especially if you are going to be studying in an unfamiliar country. That is why it is vital to get a goo...