Dutch language and culture lessons outside the Netherlands

If you live abroad with your child – or will be moving abroad with your child in the future – and would like them to follow Dutch language and culture lessons, there are a number of options available.

Dutch language and culture lessons will help your child to keep up their Dutch. This will make it easier for them to stay in contact with family and friends in the Netherlands. And, if you decide to return to the Netherlands, it will be easier for them to go to a Dutch school.

Forms of Dutch education outside the Netherlands

Finding a school

Visit the website of the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB) and search for a school in your country. This will show you the options for Dutch education in your area. Distance learning is always an option if there are no schools near you.

Find a school abroad (information in Dutch)

The Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB)

The Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB) can help you find a suitable form of education for your child. The Dutch Inspectorate of Education monitors the quality of the education offered, so you can be sure that your child will receive good education in Dutch abroad. Schools outside the Netherlands receive grants from the Dutch government if they are registered with the NOB.

Contact NOB

If you would like to know more about what is available in your situation, or if you have any questions about Dutch language and culture lessons abroad, contact the NOB.

Contact NOB (information in Dutch)