Learn, live and develop
at Eerde

Eerde is the only international school in the Netherlands to offer day school, flexible boarding and full boarding facilities. Located on a tranquil country estate only 2 hours from central Amsterdam, Eerde offers a safe and healthy environment for your child to focus on study, outdoor activities and having fun with schoolfriends.

The school is consciously small-scale to ensure individual attention for all children.

In line with our school philosophy, the team is international and intercultural.

Our Mission

At Eerde, we inspire students to develop to their full potential academically, athletically, artistically and ethically. Through inquiry-based and experiential learning within an international community, students acquire the skills they need to make a difference.

Eerde is a small school for big futures.

Robert de Bruin, Principal

Where exactly is Eerde International Boarding School?

Eerde International Boarding School is located just outside Ommen, a picturesque ‘Hanze’ town in the east of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, the Hague and Utrecht are less than two hours drive by road or train. The historic town of Zwolle and the university of Enschede are right on the doorstep, and we are just 70 kms from the German border.


The original castle dates back to the 12th century. The castle was first used as the setting for an international school in 1934 and the high-tech school facilities were added in 2011.