A sudden shift from one elementary or secondary school to another can be unsettling for your children, especially in a new country. Have a read through this information on international education in the Netherlands. It will help you to decide which type of institution will best suit your kids, and guide you through how to ease their transition into Dutch education.

If you plan to stay in the Netherlands indefinitely, and your children are still very little, you could look into enrolling them at one of the local ‘Dutch Schools‘. Our article can offer you some advice on whether this would be right for your little ones.

Are you weighing up whether to encourage your teens to take the International Baccalaureate? It will cost a little more money, but it could give them a better chance of getting into a top University. Maybe you should look into sending them to one of the many ‘Dutch international schools‘ in the Netherlands. The ins and outs of qualifications, fees and language requirements are examined here.

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