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Education in Amsterdam

Education in Amsterdam - Overview

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. Or, visit I amsterdam's guide to studying abroad in this gorgeous city!

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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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: 24 Aug 2017