schools

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. There is a large variety of schools in Amsterdam: regular state schools, international schools, Montessori schools, religious schools… the possibilities are manifold, so parents can find exactly the right school for their children.

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Learn Dutch

Learn to speak the local language with our guide to Dutch language courses in Amsterdam, finding a private tutor and official examinations.

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...