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Education & Childcare
Childcare and educational opportunities for internationals in the Netherlands are broad and varied. This is why we cooperate with daycares, au pair agencies and schools that have international focus and which you, as an expat, might find suitable for your child. Amongst the rest of our Partners you will be able to find organisations that give general advice about the childcare and education of your child, provide pre-school and after-school activities and arrange Dutch courses (for adults too!).
It is more common these days to continue your higher education abroad. Many of our Partners also provide advice to adults with regards to the choice of their vocational or higher education.
Choosing childcare is one of the biggest decisions parents have to make. At 2Samen we like to think that a visit to any of our locations will put your mind at rest. At the centre of everything we do, is respect for everyone’s individuality. This is why at 2Samen every child is unique and special. We provide a homely and nurturing environment for all children to thrive. We help children develop themselves confident and independent. We help them conquer the big wide world, step by step.
2Samen offers mainly Dutch speaking professional daycare, after school care, playgroups and early childhood education and care (ECEC). We also have an English speaking playgroup and (almost) all of our information is available in English. We are proud to be a ‘home away from home’ for children in The Hague, Monster and Naaldwijk.
Our childcare services include:
- Day nursery/daycare also known as creche and it is for children that do not attend school yet
- Toddler care which can be a special toddler group, preschool/playgroup, day nursery or daycare
- Out of school care which includes after school care, holiday care, before school care and lunch break care
You can learn more about 2Samen by visiting their website and social media:
American School of The Hague (ASH) is an international school located in Wassenaar, the Netherlands.
ASH offers a varied, comprehensive educational program that challenges students to excel in their learning and grow as creative, committed people of character. Their programs in athletics, performing arts, speech and debate, and their service clubs help students of all ages engage with the world outside of school as well.
ASH understands that starting a new learning journey can be challenging, especially for families relocating from overseas. Therefore, it offers a comprehensive transition program to help the new students, families, and staff in their adaptation to learning, working, and living in the Netherlands.
Wassenaar is a quiet village on the outskirts of The Hague and Leiden. Very near beaches and scenic dunes which provide an ideal background for learning, exploring and raising a family. Within short bike rides, you can be in The Hague, the center of government in the country and known as the International City of Peace and Justice, housing several international agencies, courts, and tribunals. It is also close to the university town of Leiden which offers multiple cultural and educational activities, in letters and sciences alike.
Amersfoort International School
As from school year 2023/2024, Amersfoort will have an international school for primary education: Amersfoort International School.
Amersfoort International School will offer English-medium international primary education for children from 4 to 12 years old. The school has already started the authorisation process for an international curriculum that aligns with our mission ‘Learning for all, to support our student’s journey and to enrich the community’.
We warmly welcome students of all nationalities, faiths, beliefs, and cultures. Our vision is to be a learning community based on inclusion and equal opportunities. With our international curriculum, we empower our students to develop themselves into internationally minded and successful learners in an ever changing world.
AIS will be accommodated in an attractive school building in close proximity to the historic centre of Amersfoort, a city in the middle of the Netherlands. Amersfoort is centrally located and the school is easily accessible by bike, public transport, and car. In the summer of 2023, the building will be renovated so that it reflects the vision and the programme of AIS. In addition, we are exploring a partnership for out-of-school care for our students and childcare for younger children.
Amersfoort International School will start with an internationally experienced and highly committed team. The school is part of KPOA, one of the largest educational organisations for primary education in Amersfoort and surrounding areas. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has granted a license which ensures that the school is subject to the quality supervision of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education and will be subsidised which will allow for affordable fees.
Please visit our website or follow us on social media to learn more about Amersfoort International School and to stay up to date with future developments:
By striving to provide an education which allows students to thrive in our ever-changing world, Amity International School Amsterdam helps prepare them for an unknown future. The school is housed in a wonderful building that provides a unique learning environment for children ages 3 – 14.
We offer children a safe environment and a home from home in an international environment where there is tolerance and sense of community, and where magical friendships can develop within a melting pot of cultures.
Big Ben Kids supports children in recognizing and developing their talents. Parents are closely involved in their children’s adventures.
An international school for girls and boys aged 3-18, BSN is a thriving community of 80+ nationalities. The BSN’s blend of traditional British values, educational rigour, and caring and committed staff provides an
environment for students to prepare for a happy and successful life, no matter the pursuit.
The British School of Amsterdam
Forward looking, forward thinking: the best that British international education offers. A thriving school community which empowers everyone to be the very best they can be. Primary/GCSE/A Level – 3-18 years.
+31 (0) 20 67 97 840
Teaching Dutch to the international community in The Hague since 1985.
Harbour International is a primary school located in the centre of Rotterdam representing over 40 different nationalities. We offer high quality education at an affordable price to mobile families and pride ourselves on the caring and safe environment we provide for the international community. We guarantee small class sizes and our curriculum is individualised. Additionally, our EAL program offers extra support for non-English speakers.
HSV International School (Haagsche Schoolvereeniging)
International School Delft
International School of The Hague (ISH)
The International School Delft is an IB World School, offering the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) in the
Primary school and is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) in the Secondary school.
Once fully grown, ISD will be one out of three schools in the Netherlands to offer the full range of IB programmes.
The International School of The Hague, with its strong diverse community within the International City of Justice and Peace, is well placed to provide a dynamic learning environment that is conducive to intercultural learning and global citizenship.
International Waldorf School The Hague
Nord Anglia International School (NAISR)
Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS)
The International Waldorf School of The Hague is a primary school that distinguishes itself through the integration of cognitive and artistic education. We consider physical education, handicrafts, art and respect for the natural world to be of equal importance to proficiency in mathematics and literacy. Our balanced educational approach addresses learning that occurs with the head, heart and hands.
Our school challenges and inspires students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 12 to be principled and resourceful citizens of the world. We go beyond traditional education to transform learning. Your child will study world-renowned curricula, enhanced with global programmes bespoke to Nord Anglia, such as STEAM with MIT and the Global Campus.
Our Vision: educating for self-awareness, curiosity and integrity in a changing world. Our mission is for every
student to enjoy their youth. We will do this by providing innovative approaches to learning, by encouraging
achievement, by fostering international mindedness with local and global engagement, by modelling ethical
behaviour and by acting respectfully and with honesty.
The International School of Amsterdam is a globally-recognised leader in educating for international understanding. Founded in 1964, ISA was the first school in the world to offer all core IB programmes from the age of 2 to 18.
Winford Bilingual Primary School Amsterdam, Haarlem and soon in The Hague, is a global school focused on the highest quality bilingual primary education. During their time at our school, students follow the Dutch, UK and IPC curricula. This approach provides children with a very solid emotional, intellectual, and cultural basis for secondary schooling.
You can learn more about Winford Bilingual Primary School by visiting their website:
Nothing is more important than your child’s education (0-18 years and 18 years and up).
We help internationals find the right fit for their children’s education in the Netherlands. You have decided to live in the Netherlands, and you want to find the right school/preschool/daycare or university for your child. Our education consultants can guide you during this process. This can either be for a local or an international school.
We have over ten years of experience and place children in education throughout the Netherlands.
You can learn more about Young Expat Services, book an information call and talk to their education consultants by visiting their website.
Address: Torenlaan 1R, 1251 HR LAREN
True international childcare: home away from home for parents and their children. “We want to be the sweet and welcoming grandmother that most of our clients do not have in the Netherlands”.