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Van harte welkom in Holland!

High school in The Netherlands

Most people are familiar with the tulip plantations, the windmills, the expertly built canal system (great for skating in winter time) and lively cities like Amsterdam, Haag and Rotterdam. We are of course talking about the Netherlands – a small but interesting country, with more to offer than just these traditional symbols.

Hello stranger!

The Netherlands is one of Europe's smallest countries, though densely populated. The country is known and appreciated for its liberalism and tolerance, especially towards strangers. Your new classmates and people in your new town will be happy to show you around.

The best way to get around is to get a bike. Yes, it’s true, the main transportation mode in the country is actually the bike. You will soon learn that almost all your friends ride a bike to get to school, friends and sports clubs.

A little piece of history

Between 1800 and 1949, Indonesia was a colony of the Netherlands. A small piece of this part of history remains in the form of Indonesian restaurants. Amsterdam is especially famed for its Indonesian and Surinamese food. Don’t miss the chance to eat a generous rijsttafel (meaning rice table) a smorgasbord with many tasty and spicy dishes.

Quick facts:

  • Who can go: 15–17,5 years on arrival
  • Departure month: August
  • Language requirements: Good English, basic knowledge in Dutch
  • Visa: No
  • Choice of destination: No
  • Prep course: STS Welcome Camp in Amsterdam or Copenhagen
  • School year: August–June/July
  • School day: Usually 08.00–15.30
  • Subjects: Compulsory and optional
  • Trips in the country: Day trips and outings. Additional cost
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Optional additions

STS Welcome Camp

The Netherlands

Area: 16 000 km2
Population: 16.5 million
Governance: Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Amsterdam
Language: Dutch
National holiday: April 27 (King’s Day)

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Living with a host family

Families in the Netherlands are typically small with an average of two children per household. The relation between parents and children is open and liberal and you will be given a lot of freedom. 

Read more about host families in The Netherlands

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You can trust STS

Responsibility, safety and quality that’s been our motto since 1958. We have the passion and the experience that will make your adventure as an exchange student a memorable success. 

Read more about why you should choose STS


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Do you want to become an STS partner?

We are always looking for new, serious partner agents all around the world. Send us your interest application today!

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I choose STS as a partner?

    Because STS is an industry leading organization with almost 60 years experience in language- and high school programs. With this experience comes a high level of quality in everything we do. 

  • What is characterizing STS as a partner?

    As an STS partner, you will always receive personalized service from one of our highly dedicated team members. We have also developed systems for simplifying all our processes, meaning that you can spend less time on administration and more time on providing the best service possible to your current and future customers.

  • What is STS High School?

    STS High School is a program sending students from all over the world on an exchange year abroad. During the year, the student will enroll a public or private high school program and live with a carefully selected host family. 

  • I am interested in adding services to my current STS partnership. How do I do that?

    Due to our high customer satisfaction, many of our partner agents wish to extend our collaboration to include both our language schools- and high school programs. To do so, send us an email and we will come back to you with our terms and conditions.