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Whether you’re at the very start of your journey or you’ve already chosen a school, here are a few documents that will help you navigate the Dutch school system. All you need to do is pay through our online shop (except for those that are free of charge) and download the requested document.

If you’re looking for some specific information, you can consult our FAQs.

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Get your FREE Dutch school glossary, and a school rules template for the school to fill out.

primary school checklists

Use these checklists to make sure you don’t forget any important questions to ask at schools that you’re visiting.

The Dutch system

A summary of what you need to know about the Dutch school system in a clearly laid out document that you can consult any time.

Daycare / preschool

Specific information for those with younger children who will be going to daycare and/or preschool.

Checklist Secondary Schools

Use this checklist to make sure you don’t forget any important questions to ask at secondary schools that you’re visiting.

Checklist Newcomer Class

Use this checklist to make sure you onderstand well how the newcomer class works that you’re visiting.

free downloads

Dutch-primary-School_rules-Coverdutch primary school rules template

You’ve chosen a Dutch school and are getting ready for your kids to start there.

It’s important for both you and your kids to know what the school rules are, what to take, and what they expect from you as a parent, so you don’t have any surprises.

Ask the school to fill out this template in English and you’ll be sure to be informed and well prepared for the first day. It includes a list of the most common Dutch phrases you’ll hear at school plus their translation in English.

Dutch-secondary-School_rules-Coverdutch secondary school rules template

You’ve chosen a Dutch school and are getting ready for your kids to start there.

It’s important for both you and your kids to know what the school rules are, what to take, and what they expect from you as a parent, so you don’t have any surprises.

Ask the school to fill out this template in English and you’ll be sure to be informed and well prepared for the first day. It includes a list of the most common Dutch phrases you’ll hear at school plus their translation in English.

Dutch_Education_Glossary-Screenglossary

It can be overwhelming arriving in a new country, moving house and starting a new school at the same time, all without knowing the language.

This glossary provides over 420 words and phrases that will help you understand the Dutch education system and to decipher letters in Dutch that you might receive from your children’s school.

Secondary schools

Checklist for Dutch Secondary Schools

€25Checklist for Dutch Secondary Schools

When selecting a secondary school for your child there are certain things to consider. In this checklist you will find a list of practical questions you could ask the school, ranging from topics such as which levels they offer, pedagogical approach, profile classes, to parental contribution, and what is included in this contribution.

In most cities, for the application for secondary schools, you will have to rank multiple schools in your order of preference. To prevent you from mixing up things, we recommend that you fill out the first questions right after your visit to each school.

At the bottom of this checklist, you will find some more generic information about Dutch secondary schools that should help you navigate this new world.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

primary school checklists

You’re ready to start visiting schools, and you’re keen to see what they’re like. But do you know exactly which questions to ask?

Each country and each system has its own quirks, so we’ve put together a list of questions that are especially useful for you to ask when visiting schools in the Netherlands.

Take your checklist with you when you visit schools and you’ll be sure not to forget any important questions.

If you already know where you’ll be living

International school checklist

€25

Checklist-International-School-screenPlanning to send your kids to an international school?

Then this checklist is for you. It includes questions specific to international schools, as well as all the usual questions for schools in the Netherlands.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Every town has its own school application policies. We’ve put together all the questions you’ll need answered for schools in specific towns/cities.

Don’t see your town/city?

Go to the checklist for Dutch schools that covers all the essentials

Checlist-Amsterdam-screenAmsterdam primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Amsterdam.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Almere-screen

Almere primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Almere.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Amstelveen-Screen

Amstelveen PRIMARY SCHOOL CHECKLIST
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Amstelveen.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Leiden-screen

Leiden primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Leiden.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Haarlem primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Haarlem.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Hague-screen

The Hague primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in The Hague.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Primary-School-Checklistscreen

Dutch school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to any Dutch school you visit.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Newcomer class checklist
€25

Primary-School-Checklists-newcomer-screenSome schools offer a newcomer class to help kids coming from abroad to integrate into the Dutch system during their first year in the Netherlands.

These classes are for children aged 6 and above (in some towns/cities from age 4), and allow them to integrate fully into the Dutch system.

Children have intensive Dutch language classes, but also learn about the culture, history and geography of the Netherlands, as well as covering the normal school subjects, such as math, gym, music and art. This means children keep up with their curriculum, rapidly learning how to apply the local language and culture in practice.

If the school you’ve chosen doesn’t provide this class, you can also see if there are classes available locally.

Print out this checklist and take it with you when visiting places that provide newcomer classes to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

The Dutch System

The Dutch education system — a summary
€25

Dutch-system-screenThis document is a good place to begin when you’re just starting out.

It gives you a summary of what you need to know about the Dutch school system. Keep it handy while you start researching schools.

If you find you need more detailed information, you can book an introductory session to the Dutch education system with us here.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Daycare and preschool in the Netherlands

Daycare/preschool checklist
€25

Preschool-ScreenDo you have younger kids who aren’t ready for primary school yet?

Then this checklist is for you. It includes all the questions you need to ask when visiting a daycare and/or preschool facility.

Print it out and take it with you to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

If you find you need more detailed information, you can book a daycare, preschool and after-school care call with us here.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

free downloads

Dutch-primary-School_rules-Cover

primary school rules template

You’ve chosen a Dutch school and are getting ready for your kids to start there.

It’s important for both you and your kids to know what the school rules are, what to take, and what they expect from you as a parent, so you don’t have any surprises.

Ask the school to fill out this template in English and you’ll be sure to be informed and well prepared for the first day. It includes a list of the most common Dutch phrases you’ll hear at school plus their translation in English.

Dutch-secondary-School_rules-Cover

secondary school rules template

You’ve chosen a Dutch school and are getting ready for your kids to start there.

It’s important for both you and your kids to know what the school rules are, what to take, and what they expect from you as a parent, so you don’t have any surprises.

Ask the school to fill out this template in English and you’ll be sure to be informed and well prepared for the first day. It includes a list of the most common Dutch phrases you’ll hear at school plus their translation in English.

Dutch_Education_Glossary-Screen

glossary

It can be overwhelming arriving in a new country, moving house and starting a new school at the same time, all without knowing the language.

This glossary provides over 420 words and phrases that will help you understand the Dutch education system and to decipher letters in Dutch that you might receive from your children’s school.

primary school checklists

You’re ready to start visiting schools, and you’re keen to see what they’re like. But do you know exactly which questions to ask?

Each country and each system has its own quirks, so we’ve put together a list of questions that are especially useful for you to ask when visiting schools in the Netherlands.

Take your checklist with you when you visit schools and you’ll be sure not to forget any important questions.

If you already know where you’ll be living

Checklist-International-School-screen

International school checklist

€25

Planning to send your kids to an international school?

Then this checklist is for you. It includes questions specific to international schools, as well as all the usual questions for schools in the Netherlands.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Every town/city has its own school application policies. We’ve put together all the questions you need answered for schools in specific towns/cities.

Don’t see your town/city?

Go to the checklist for Dutch schools that covers all the essentials

Checlist-Amsterdam-screenAmsterdam primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Amsterdam.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Almere-screen

Almere primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Almere.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Amstelveen-Screen

Amstelveen PRIMARY SCHOOL CHECKLIST
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Amstelveen.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Leiden-screen

Leiden primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Leiden.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Haarlem primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in Haarlem.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Checklist-Hague-screen

The Hague primary school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to schools in The Hague.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Primary-School-Checklistscreen

Dutch school checklist
€25

This checklist applies to any Dutch school you visit.

Print it out and take it with you on school visits to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Primary-School-Checklists-newcomer-screen

Newcomer class checklist
€25

Some schools offer a newcomer class to help kids coming from abroad to integrate into the Dutch system during their first year in the Netherlands.

These classes are for children aged 6 and above (in some towns/cities from age 4), and allow them to integrate fully into the Dutch system.

Children have intensive Dutch language classes, but also learn about the culture, history and geography of the Netherlands, as well as covering the normal school subjects, such as math, gym, music and art. This means children keep up with their curriculum, rapidly learning how to apply the local language and culture in practice.

If the school you’ve chosen doesn’t provide this class, you can also see if there are classes available locally.

Print out this checklist and take it with you when visiting places that provide newcomer classes to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

The Dutch System

Dutch-system-screen

The Dutch education system — a summary
€25

This document is a good place to begin when you’re just starting out.

It gives you a summary of what you need to know about the Dutch school system. Keep it handy while you start researching schools.

If you find you need more detailed information, you can book an introductory session to the Dutch education system with us here.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Daycare and preschool in the Netherlands

Preschool-Screen

Daycare/preschool checklist
€25

Do you have younger kids who aren’t ready for primary school yet?

Then this checklist is for you. It includes all the questions you’ll need to ask when visiting a daycare and/or preschool facility.

Print it out and take it with you to make sure you get all the important information you’ll need.

If you find you need more detailed information, you can book a daycare, preschool and after-school care call with us here.

Pay online through iDEAL or Paypal

Not sure where to start?

Check out our free video about the choice between Dutch and international schools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=iVrnZPuqO8Q

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