Understanding Education Costs in the Netherlands 🇳🇱
Is a family considering the Dutch education system for their child?
Here’s a quick breakdown of what they can expect in terms of costs:
- 🏫 Primary Education: Absolutely free! But schools appreciate a voluntary contribution (€60-€400 annually) for festivities like Sinterklaas/Easter or swimming lessons and school trips.
- 🏫 Lunchtime Supervision (TSO): A modest voluntary fee for supervision during lunch and outside play—about €200 a year.
- 🏫 After-School Care (BSO): Generally speaking, primary schools do not provide BSO themselves but work with a childcare provider. This service is vital for working parents and the cost varies depending on the provider.
Families can reduce costs with the ‘kinderopvangtoeslag’ childcare benefit if both parents are working!
YES is the Dutch education consultant and is ready to help families navigate these options for a smooth schooling experience in the Netherlands.
Do you have any questions about education costs? Please contact us.