Education in the Netherlands

How does it work? - Education in the Netherlands


Finding the right school for your children is a crucial aspect of life as a newcomer anywhere. The Hague International Centre is here to assist in making the right decision for an easier transition to your new life in the Netherlands. 

With this new animation video on the different types of educational institutions available in The Hague, we hope to offer you some insight on the best options out here for your child.


Education is a basic right in the Netherlands, accessible to all children, but not all schools have equal availability. Find out about the various types of schools for children from the age of 0 to 18 and how they differ. 

Please visit our Education and childcare in The Hague region | The Hague International Centre for more detailed information on each type of education and childcare, as well as the available support for parents and tips for finding a school.