Today we celebrate the 11h anniversary of New2NL!
I am very proud of how far we have come in those exciting eleven years.

* Our client base has grown again, with more than 1,200 families from many different countries – USA, UK, Turkey, Australia, South Africa, and Israel being the majority.

* I work together with some great corporate clients, for example, Netflix, Stryker, and SantaFe Relocations.

* I have given many seminars and webinars on the Dutch education system; at expat fairs, at the invitation of companies, daycares, and playgroups, and for the municipality of Leiden.

* I have written and published various articles on the Dutch education system for renown international magazines and websites.

Relocate Awards. New2NL - Highly Commended

And the cherry on the cake:
* Last month, New2NL won the ‘Highly Commended’ Award in the Excellence in Family Support award category.
Of the Highly Commended entry the judges said, “New2NL Education Consultancy Services takes educational consulting to a new level. Their bespoke, research based approach offers high level educational consulting that meets the needs of each individual family”.
I am still blushing!

When children celebrate their birthday in the Netherlands, they bring a treat for their classmates.
Of course I also have a treat for you:

When you book a call between now and the end of the school year (July 19), you’ll get an 11% discount on the ALL-INCLUSIVE SCHOOL ADVISORY PACKAGE. Go to, select your preferred date & time, and quote *New2NL11* in the online form you will receive after your booking.

Last year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, I recorded 10 videos with tips about education in the Netherlands.
They are still relevant and you can watch them via YouTube:

New2NL Anniversary tips - 10 years New2NL

Tip 1: Many schools are full

Tip 2: Many daycares have a waiting list

Tip 3: The Dutch school attendance law

Tip 4: The newcomer class

Tip 5: Dutch school hours (& after-school care)

Tip 6: International schools

Tip 7: Parental contribution

Tip 8: Dutch school lunches (or the lack thereof)

Tip 9: The end test of primary school

Tip 10: Start of Dutch primary school