The International School Delft Opens a Secondary School in September 2019

In September 2019, the International School Delft will open a secondary school. The secondary school will be governed by the Board of Stichting Lucas Onderwijs, a strong education group with primary and secondary schools in the Hague/Delft region ( From the onset, the International Secondary School Delft will join the Association of Dutch International Schools, … Continued

Zoekjaar for Highly-Educated Graduates

Zoekjaar  – translated literally it means “search year” – refers to a status for graduates with advanced education who would like to work in the Netherlands after graduation.   Think of a zoekjaar as an orientation year for graduates from universities and schools in the Netherlands or abroad. The government is aware of your skills … Continued

Communication – A Key to Successful Learning

Cross-Cultural Mobility International relocation and cross-cultural mobility provide both challenges and opportunities. For many families, these include coping with new jobs, a new environment, language and culture and, most importantly, settling their children into a new school. At American School of The Hague we are strongly committed to providing our students, parents and staff with … Continued

Changing Jobs As a Knowledge Migrant in the Netherlands

Maybe your employer is your sponsor and you think you can’t leave your job because your new employer has to be a recognized sponsor too (not all companies are sponsors). What, then, if a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opens up with a company that is not a recognized sponsor? In that case, Payingit International can act as … Continued

At ASH, Students Develop Empathy through Service Learning

In early March, 88 American School of The Hague (ASH) Middle and High School students and 18 employees returned from trips around the world as part of the ASH Global Service Learning Program. These students spent their holiday break training teachers in Nepal, building a house through Habitat for Humanity in Portugal, laying the foundations … Continued

International School Utrecht

A Community Learning for World Citizenship   A group of staff members, students and parents recently reviewed the school’s Mission Statement. Together, they came up with four equally important pillars that underpin everything at International School Utrecht.   Community We are a close-knit and welcoming community of students, staff and parents. We all approach life from a … Continued

VERTICAL: ‘Green’ Apartments and Maisonettes

Presales Phases 1 and 2 in Full Swing Comfortable living in a building whose façade is covered in green and that has ‘high-rise’ gardens. All this is possible in the new construction project VERTICAL in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. So much interest has been shown for this construction project with its ‘vertical landscape’, that the presales of … Continued

Internationally-Diverse Staff Set New Standards in Childcare

For over a decade, Zein International Childcare has been the childcare provider of choice for international families living in The Hague and beyond. Founded on a dream – a vision to help children embrace the advantages that an internationally-oriented lifestyle can bring, Zein was soon recognized for their genuine understanding of the specific needs of … Continued

A Themed Approach

Step Into the World of Zein International Childcare Any good pedagogue will tell you that children learn through exploration and discovery, and at Zein International Childcare, this forms one of the cornerstones of their approach to Early Childhood care and development. The first few years of a child’s life play a crucial role in long-term … Continued

Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS) Is a Remarkable School Indeed!

During 30 years of RISS, starting as a small department within the Wolfert Bilingual School, it has grown to become a symbol of Rotterdam’s growth, international importance and multicultural awareness.   RISS provides an education that not only addresses these academic needs, but also seeks to instil key values and a wider social commitment, all … Continued

Duineveld – Seaside Living

Seemingly endless panoramas, the rushing of the waves and the ultimate feeling of freedom. That is what living in Duineveld, an exclusive development just beyond the dunes in Noordwijk aan Zee is all about. Imagine this: your own characteristic apartment, built in the architectural style specific to Noordwijk, but with a Hamptons feel, where you … Continued

To the Rhythm of a Different Drum

The Grachtenfestival is an eagerly-anticipated cultural highlight of the summer here in the Netherlands, drawing in thousands of music lovers from all around the world. The ten-day celebration of classical and contemporary music, held annually in August, is set along Amsterdam’s historic canal belt, giving musicians the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with the most beautiful … Continued