The Lycée français Vincent van Gogh of The Hague-Amsterdam is a member establishment of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) network and is directly managed by the Agency.

Teaching takes place in accordance with the official instructions and programmes of the French Ministry of Education


The school in Amsterdam joined the Lycée français Vincent van Gogh at the beginning of 1989. It is run by a Director, but remains under the authority if the establishment’s Principal.

The school moved into its current premises, in Rustenburgerstraat in the De Pijp district next to the Sarphatipark, in the autumn of 2009.

There are 8 classes across 8 grades.



Pupils in PS, MS, GS, CP and CE1 (*) have four sessions per week (45 minutes in PS, MS and GS / 60 minutes in CP and CE1) in a Modern Language (Langue Vivante 1 – LV1), either English (UK) or Dutch (NL). The LV1 selected will be continued throughout primary school.

Pupils in CE2, CM1 and CM2 (*), continue the same pattern of LV1 (*) and begin LV2 with a 60 minutes session per week

(*) Duch as LV1 is not possible for beginners.

The choice of language is made by the family when the pupil is registered at the establishment, using the Learning Form (fiche pédagogique).

International American Section – The international american section is open for CE2, CM1 and CM2.

Click here for information about the International American Section


School hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Meal break

In the Netherlands the lunch break is traditionally short, and the lycée follows this rule. There is no meal provision and the children bring their own lunch or they can order lunch box at Deli’Dej. For information about this organisation, menus and ordering, visit their website. Children are under adult supervision during the lunch-break.

School calendar

Reserved access (ENT)

Access the Amsterdam digital workspace (espace numérique de travail – ENT) is reserved for parents (all levels), pupils (from CM1), and staff at the Amsterdam site, using a private and secure connection.

It gives access to a personal school diary, to ageneral timetable (and an internal timetable), to absence management and to various sections and blogs.


School textbooks

School textbooks are for pupils in classes from CP to CM2 (age 6-10).

They are provided by the establishment at the beginning of the school year for a rental fee of €50, which is invoiced by the financial department at the same time as the school fees.

School supplies

The establishment pays a proportion of the cost for school supplies. The rest must be directly bought by families.

The lists of supplies to buy can be found using the link below (PDF document).


Daycare (kinderopvang)

Every day after class, professional organisations (kinderopvang) offer the option of taking care of your child. Supervisors come to the school to collect the children and accompany them back to their premises, which are close to the school.

Extracurricular activities

Program of extracurricular activities for the school year 2024-2025 is available below.


  • Mrs Céline Alric– Director – Tel. +31(0)20.2134232 – Email
  • Mrs Claire Schepers – Secretary – Tel. +31(0)20.6446507 – Email
  • Mrs Elisabeth Segaud– Admissions – Tel. +31(0)70.3066923 – Email