Arrange your school places now!
Many schools are already full, so arrange your spot asap. In most cases, you don’t need to have an address or BSN-number to apply for a school in the Netherlands (eventually, the school will need these details, but usually not from the very beginning).
If you cannot make the beginning of the school year, it is also ok for your child(ren) to start later – of course after discussing with the school. Also keep in mind that, from age 5, children are obliged to go to school.
Do you need help? More info about our school advisory packages you can find on the Families page.
Watch our latest webinar on the Dutch education system, and read some articles on your school options on our website.
Hi, I’m Annebet van Mameren
Later on, I wrote a thesis on intercultural conflicts at work. Marrying an American and bringing up 2 bilingual kids solidified my involvement in the international community.
Today I specialise in navigating the Dutch education system, an essential part of settling in for internationals. I also run Guide2nl, bringing my clients a unique partner network that can cover every aspect of turning the Netherlands into ‘home’