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Public primary school suggestions

Hi everyone,

Good day! We will be moving to utrecht, the Netherlands this coming July for 2 years. Currently I'm looking for school for my 6 year old kid ( born in June 2012). He probably will be in group 3 or 4 when we move there.

We speak English but don't speak Dutch at this moment. However we hope to enroll him in public school. May I know if public school in utrecht learn or speak English? Kindly suggest us some primary schools.

As my husband will be working at Princess Máxima Center which at  Lundlaan 6. We plan to stay somewhere nearby the town area and not too far from the hospital. At this moment We are looking to stay around Wilhelmina Park. Can anyone suggest other locations that is children friendly and safe to stay?

Look forward to any suggestions as I have completely no idea about school and location in utrecht.

Thank you in advance.

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Hi everyone,

Good day! We will be moving to utrecht, the Netherlands this coming July for 2 years. Currently I'm looking for school for my 6 year old kid ( born in June 2012). He probably will be in group 3 or 4 when we move there.

We speak English but don't speak Dutch at this moment. However we hope to enroll him in public school. May I know if public school in utrecht learn or speak English? Kindly suggest us some primary schools.

As my husband will be working at Princess Máxima Center which at  Lundlaan 6. We plan to stay somewhere nearby the town area and not too far from the hospital. At this moment We are looking to stay around Wilhelmina Park. Can anyone suggest other locations that is children friendly and safe to stay?

Look forward to any suggestions as I have completely no idea about school and location in utrecht.

Thank you in advance.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

At the top of the page is a a link to our Handy Tools section; if you select that, you'll be able to access our Expat Guides which will help you in planning your journey.

To answer your specific questions:

Public elementary schools in Holland only teach in Dutch.  Our experience was that most schools are pretty much the same and we never had any issues with our kids in Dutch schools.

Utrecht is practically in the middle of Holland (which isn't that big to start with).  It is well served in terms of services and public transport, so you will have the advantage of being able to chose to live practically anywhere in the country.  My advice is to use something like AirBnB to start with, then speak to colleagues/neighbours to help you find something more permanent.

Once you've read our guides, if you have any further specific questions, please come back to us.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat team

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