Moving with your family

All you need to know about raising children in the Netherlands, including schooling, tax benefits and parental support.

Amsterdam for families

Did you know that the Netherlands is one of the best places in the world to raise children? If you've moved your family here from abroad with your partner's work, you'll quickly discover why. See below for all you need to know about schooling in the Netherlands, health facts and figures, tax benefits for children and the wealth of support available for parents. 

Raising children in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Mamas

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This non-profit, volunteer-run organisation is an independent, supportive group providing information and support for internationa...

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.

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...


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...