What Does International Understanding Mean for ISA?

For over 50 years, the International School of Amsterdam has educated the children of expat families from around the world and now serves over 1,350 students, ages 2-18, from more than 50 countries. When ISA adopted its mission over 20 years ago, it wanted to ensure that the final statement reflected the three fundamental aspects … Continued

Internationally Excellent:

A ‘School Inspection’ is a term destined to instil trepidation into the most confident of teachers and the most outstanding of schools. Why then would The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) voluntarily put itself through such a thing? The answer is easy: the BSN is a school that believes in continual progress – in … Continued


For readers of The XPat Journal and XPat.nl The 18th edition of the International Art Deco & Design Fair (NADB) will be organized in the Grote Kerk in The Hague from January 14 – 17, 2016. Approximately 40-45 exhibitors will offer a wide array of art and objects dating from the start of the 20th … Continued

How to Be Well Insured in the Netherlands

Have you just arrived? Welcome to the Netherlands. Life here may take some getting used to. You will notice many differences from what you are accustomed to, such as the language, culture and food. But also the way of banking and how insurances are arranged. ABNAMRO will gladly help you manage your financial affairs, so … Continued

Dutch Lessons in Rotterdam Museum

Tornante Trainingen finds traditional language lessons in a classroom to be too one-sided for students. That’s why they also teach Dutch through organized practical activities in and around Rotterdam. This is a powerful concept, as “Rotterdam is hot & happening and learning Dutch needs to be fun”. Under the name Tornante Tutorials, Tor­nante Trainingen offers … Continued

A Removal Company That You Can Trust

Moving day… It is not without reason that they say that moving ranks right up there on the list of stressful events, along with divorce, death and losing your job. And no wonder, because there is so much to think of. During the months surrounding your move, having a removal company with the relevant experience … Continued

BSN Open Mornings

The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) are hosting three Early Years Open Mornings on 15, 16 & 17 March, to introduce parents of 0-3 year olds to the first year of schooling at the BSN – known as Foundation 1. For further details including how to register please click here

You Don’t Need to Cross Borders for Adventure

Ballooning: the oldest and most romantic form of air travel. And in the Netherlands, an unexpected opportunity for adventure. Sky Balloon Flights is based in Tilburg in the province of North-Brabant. The company is run by Bram and his brother Daan, sons of the original founder Henny van Loosbroek. It is a family company of … Continued

International School Utrecht Now An Official IB World School

International School Utrecht has recently been accredited by the International Baccalaureate to teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Receiving IB accreditation for the Primary Years as well as the Middle Years Programme at the start of the fourth academic year is an excellent achievement and a reflection of … Continued

Teaching the Teachers

English is globally the third most commonly used language across the world, with only Mandarin and Spanish more frequently spoken. As the world’s population becomes more transient, the opportunities for individuals to teach English overseas are greater than ever. For example, in China the English as a Second Language (ESL) market has been skyrocketing in … Continued

Special Education

The demand for Special Education is increasing worldwide and nowhere is this more so than in international education/schools, where families – relocating for work reasons – want to meet the educational needs of their children first. Special Education offers students with a wide range of learning, physical or social problems the opportunity to receive attention … Continued

Profile of a Graduate

American School of The Hague (ASH) strives to provide its students with an education that emphasizes academic rigor, differentiates instruction for learners’ needs, and extends to extra-curricular activities. ASH also provides extensive opportunities for each student to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. When a student leaves ASH, whether they move on to tertiary education or … Continued