Independent education consultancy for international families in the Netherlands
Independent education consultancy for international families in the Netherlands

New2NL 10 YEARS!

New2NL 10th anniversary

On July 1st, 2023, New2NL celebrated its 10th anniversary.

What started as a few pieces of advice and small presentations here and there, has grown into a full education consultancy business with more than 1,000 (!) client families over the last 10 years.

To celebrate this milestone, leading up to July 1st, we have shared 10 short videos with useful, education-related tips for families moving to the Netherlands. If you want to know more about, for example, newcomer classes, international schools, parental contribution, or daycare, check out our YouTube channel.

New2NL Anniversary party

Arrange your school places now!

Are you still looking for a school place for school year 2023/24?

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.

Also keep in mind that during the school vacations, most schools are closed (with the exception of the private international schools).


Let’s make sure your kids get the best schooling experience the Netherlands has to offer.


From on-site presentations to one-to-one services, we’ll guide your employees in the best that Dutch schooling has to offer.


Ready-to-use documents to help you get started on your educational journey.


Hi, I’m Annebet van Mameren

My mission is to help families navigate the Netherlands with confidence. It started early, meeting people from all over the world while my mom taught them Dutch as a second language.

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’

Experts in schooling

The quality of schools, availability of places and pedagogical approach are all important. We’ll guide you in finding the best match for your family.

One-to-one service

We’re here to listen to your individual needs and concerns. We know how important it is to have all of these addressed when choosing a school for your children.

We’ll fit your schedule

Moving abroad is hard enough without juggling multiple meetings and time zones. You get to choose when and how you want to talk, online or in-person.

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