What is your experience with the school system in the Netherlands?

The Dutch Ministry of Education has the intention to improve the services for international employees and therefore is interested in your experiences regarding the education of your children. The Ministry especially is interested in your experiences and in the possible barriers that you faced when searching, selecting and signing up for a school. This research aims to get a better insight in the school preferences of expat families, problems during selecting and signing up for a (Dutch/international) school and possible solutions to overcome these barriers.

We kindly invite you to complete this questionnaire. It will take about 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be collected and treated in an anonymous and confidential way by research agency Decisio. We greatly appreciate and value your opinions.

If you have any questions or comments related to this survey, please email:

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands