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Education in Amsterdam

Education in Amsterdam - Overview

Overview   |   Schools   |   Student Life   |   Living Costs   |   Language   |   Careers

Located in North Holland, Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, known for its warm and inclusive attitude, and rich history. Every year, over 5 million visitors are drawn to Amsterdam by its cannabis coffee shops, historical sites and red-light district. International students from all around the world who are wanting to undertake a higher education in Amsterdam will fall in love with the small-city feel, high quality of life and exciting opportunities. Read on to learn more about why you should consider education in Amsterdam. To learn more about the Netherlands in general, take a look at our Education in the Netherlands guide.

Amsterdam - The Facts & Figures


The Netherlands




813, 562

Area Size



100,000 (6,000 international)

Academic Year

September - June


Euro (€)

Calling Code


Time Zone


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Education in Amsterdam - Overview

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The content of this Education in Amsterdam guide has been developed by Amsterdam Marketing.

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About Amsterdam Marketing

Amsterdam Marketing is the city marketing organization of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, presenting the region as a dynamic place to live and work, an attractive travel destination and an innovative business location. Famous for its slogan ‘I amsterdam’, Amsterdam Marketing sees city ​​hospitality as a vital part of city marketing. To optimize hospitality we provide services to visitors, residents, governing bodies and partners from the business, cultural and education sectors.

Last update: 26 Apr 2017