Language Schools in Amsterdam

Because of historical circumstances and geopolitical position of the Netherlands, the country, and its capital in particular, provide plenty of opportunities to learn European languages, especially English. Almost everyone in Amsterdam has good command of English and usually speaks more than a smattering of German and French as well. If you nevertheless intend to learn Dutch, bear in mind that there is no direct logic in the language and it does not have basic rules, which makes learning it a considerable challenge. There are, however, many professional language schools that teach the basics of the Dutch language, grammar, spelling and pronunciation. With regard to other languages, a number of language institutes offer tailor-made courses of varying levels and duration. The educational programmes are taught exclusively by native speakers.


Phone: +31 20 531 8218
E-mail: info@bwk.ahk.nl
Website: http://academievanbouwkunst.nl Type: Public
Level: Higher
Address: Waterlooplein 211 State high school of architecture belonging to the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Features: Various courses in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture
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Phone: +31 20 527 72 20
E-mail: info@bvo.ahk.nl
Website: http://www.bvo.ahk.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Higher
Address: Hortusplantsoen 2 National Academy of Fine Arts under the auspices of Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten . Features: Varied courses in visual arts and design, theory of the arts and art history
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Phone: +31 20 613 1133
E-mail: info@agbell.nl
Website: http://www.agbell.nl Type: Private
Level: Higher
Address: Burg.Eliasstraat 76 Private institute providing a wide offer of professional courses for working adults. Features: Various courses in economy, enterprise management, marketing and accounting
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Phone: +31 20 577 12 40
E-mail: info@aics.eu
Website: http://www.aics.esprit-sg.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Preschool and Primary
Address: Prinses Irenestraat 59 Private international primary and secondary school providing high quality preparation to the International Baccalaureate. Features: Special programme of Creativity, Action and Service which aims to develop the individual skills of every student
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Phone: +31 20 692 98 00
E-mail: adm@amstellyceum.msa.nl
Website: http://www.amstellyceum.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Mauritskade 58 Private secondary school accepting foreign English-speaking students. Features: Various extra-curricular activities, excursions and school parties
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Phone: +31 20 5979837
E-mail: lkc@vbs.nl
Website: http://www.amstellyceum.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Postbus 92048 Private secondary school named after the river Amstel. Features: Various clubs in the areas of photography, languages, chess, films and dancing
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Phone: +31 20 527 77 10
E-mail: info@ahk.nl
Website: http://www.ahk.nl Type: Public
Level: Higher
Address: Jodenbreestraat 3 Academy of arts consisting of three main institutes devoted to music, film and architecture. Features: 3 main departments including: Cinema and Television, Music and Theatre, Art and Architecture
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Phone: +31 20 5747744
E-mail: het@amsterdamslyceum.nl
Website: http://www.amsterdamslyceum.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Valeriusplein 15 Long established private secondary school dating back to 1917. Features: International Baccalaureate Programme
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Phone: +31 20 5277 333
E-mail: info@nfta.ahk.nl
Website: http://www.nfta.ahk.nl/ Type: Public
Level: Higher
Address: Markenplein 1 Public higher school of Film and Television, founded in 1958. Features: Varied courses in scenography, screen writing, editing, cinematography and interactive multimedia
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Phone: +31 20 644 83 57
E-mail: apollo@isa-vo.nl
Website: http://www.deapollo.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Oudaen 6 Private secondary school providing quality education to over 200 international students. Features: Interesting currical and extra-curricular activities, school trips and expeditions
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Phone: +31 20 4210151 
E-mail: info@ateliersanne.n
Website: http://www.ateliersanne.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Higher
Address: Westerstraat 187 Private school of fine arts providing various courses for kids and adults. Features: Courses in painting, scultpture, ceramics, graphics and fashion design
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Phone: +31 20 699 0221
E-mail: augustinus@isa-vo.nl
Website: http://www.augustinus-college.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Dubbelink 1 Private secondary school accepting foreign English-speaking students. Features: Extra-curricular activities including cart racing, clowning, basketball, vocal training, tenis and multimedia club
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Phone: +31 20 6829392
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Website: Type: Private
Level: Higher
Address: Sanderijnstraat 21- 23 Private driving school providing quality courses for people of all age. Features: Intensive and semi-intensive driving courses
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Phone: +31 20 6263396
E-mail: adm@barlaeus.nl
Website: http://www.barlaeus.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Weteringschans 29 The oldest secondary school in Amsterdam dating back to 1594. Features: Various artistic activities including school theatre and music club
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Phone: +31 20 572 1200
E-mail: info@berlage.esprit-sg.nl
Website: http://www.berlage.esprit-sg.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Preschool and Primary
Address: P.L. Takstraat 33 Private international school with bilingual English and Dutch curriculum. Features: Varied extra-curricular classes in: arts, sports, music and drama
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Phone: +31 20 633 36 07
E-mail: hogeland@isa-vo.nl
Website: http://www.hogeland.org Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Schoenerstraat 7a Private co-educational secondary school highlighting the multicultural diversity of students. Features: Extra curricular activities and visits to museums, exhibitions, concerts and theatres
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Phone: +31 20 631 67 11
E-mail: rosa@isa-vo.nl
Website: http://www.amarantis.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Schoenerstraat 7 Private secondary school accepting foreign English-speaking students. Features: Interesting currical and extra-curricular activities including: history of art, computer, English as a Second Language, music and theatre classes
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Phone: +31 20 635 38 00
E-mail: meeuwenlaan@brederocollege.nl
Website: http://www.brederocollege.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Meeuwenlaan 132 - 136 Private international secondary school providing education to students of all nationalities. Features: Various extra-curricular activities such as swimming, art, chess and football clubs
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Phone: +3120 67 97 840
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Website: http://www.britams.nl/ Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Fred. Roeskestraat 94a Private British upper school hosting its own Scouting and Guiding Organisation. Features: Annual residential trip in the Netherlands and abroad
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Phone: +31 20 667 53 53
E-mail: info@www.calandlyceum.nl
Website: http://www.calandlyceum.nl Type: Private
Level: Secondary
Address: Pieter Calandlaan 182 Private secondary school preparing students to International Baccalaureate. Features: Regular excursions and field trips in the Netherlands and abroad
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