Find out all about family life in Amsterdam, from family-friendly restaurants, family groups and activities for kids to practical matters about raising a family, such as daycare, family healthcare, pregnancy, the Dutch education system and international schools.

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...

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...

Secondary School

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


Preschools take place within childcare facilities and have educational programmes for children aged from 2 to 4 years old.