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The higher education system in Amsterdam offers both research and vocational universities and colleges of applied sciences.  The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are high-ranking centres of excellence, and the various colleges offer a wide range of study programmes. In addition, there is an abundance of courses, language classes and workshops on offer.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Civic Integration

Non-EU citizens living in the Netherlands may have to fulfil certain civic integration requirements and follow courses (inburgering). There are curren...

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...

Learn Dutch

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

Secondary School

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