The city of Amsterdam introduced a centralised application form and procedure for the admission of first-year pupils aged 4. If you live in Amsterdam when your child turns 3, you will automatically receive this form directly from the municipality of Amsterdam by post.
If you recently moved to Amsterdam or your child was already 3 years old when you did, you can use a blank version of the form (available as download here
You need a citizen service number
(BSN) to complete the form. This is a unique personal number given to everyone registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Everyone who registers with the BRP is automatically given a BSN.
Please also add proof of your (future) address in Amsterdam. For example a copy of your BRP registration or a rental contract. Your adress will give you priority in nearby schools during a so called 'lottery'. The 'lottery' only takes place when a school has more applications than capacity (find more information and an informative video on this procedure here
Finally please also consider the enrolment deadline linked to the date of birth of your child. The first upcoming deadlines are: - March 7th 2024,
for children born between 1 October and 31 December 2020 (find all deadlines here