ICAP has carried out two surveys of the views of the international community in the Netherlands – on education and on housing. Our next survey, on health, will be carried out in Autumn 2017. You can sign up to take part here.
For more information about the ICAP surveys, please get in touch.
The ICAP education survey was carried out at the end of 2016. The aim was to find out what the international community thought about education in the Netherlands - international or otherwise – as well as how the community meets the educational needs of their families and what challenges families face.
Top 5 key findings
55% of respondents had children at a Dutch school, 23% at a private international school
56% said closeness to home was most important factor in school choice, 53% said international environment, 36% said cost
49% would consider a Dutch school if more emphasis on English
Just 12% said their Dutch school was unhelpful in dealing with children who did not speak Dutch
63% had no help from their employer in paying school fees – this figure was higher in Amsterdam