Schools in the Netherlands: What is your experience?

Schools in the Netherlands: What is your experience?

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Municipality of The Hague, Decisio is conducting research on the barriers internationals face in international and Dutch schools.

Schools in the Netherlands

The Dutch economy is becoming more international, and an increasing numbers of internationals are coming to live and work in the Netherlands. The availability of good quality education is important, as their children will have to go to school. This could be an international school or a regular Dutch school.

Currently, the capacity of international schools is under pressure in many regions, and internationals are experiencing bottlenecks when sending their children to regular Dutch schools instead.

What is your experience with schools in the Netherlands?

Are your children going to school in the Netherlands? Or are you looking for a school? Please help the Dutch Ministry of Education by filling in this survey about your experiences and the possible barriers you faced when searching, selecting and signing up for a school.

The research aims to get a better insight in the school preferences of expat families, problems during selecting and signing up for a (Dutch/international) school and possible solutions to overcome these barriers.

Your opinions can make a valuable contribution to the lives of other expatriates in the Netherlands as well as future Dutch education policy. The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be treated strictly confidential and the research results will not be traceable to individuals.

Please click on this link to go to the survey.

The research is conducted by Decisio, in cooperation with The Hague International Centre, B&T and New2NL. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Mina Solanki


Mina Solanki

Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before joining IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. In...

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