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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Rotterdam

For anyone planning a move to or within Rotterdam in the western part of The Netherlands, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Rotterdam and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in The Netherlands, Rotterdam’s famous suburbs of Oude Western, Stadsdriehoek and Noordereiland and nearby towns and cities of The Hague, Dordrecht and Zoetermeer.

Rotterdam has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from The Netherlands mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Rotterdam is a vibrant city, known for its architecture, art and edginess. It is fast becoming a must-see European destination. Living anywhere in Rotterdam, this eclectic metropolis will certainly be a memorable experience for young and old!" Visit Rotterdam

Rotterdam is located on the Nieuwe Mass river in the west, the city is very close to The Hague (only 24 km). With other neighbouring cities such as Zoetermeer, Leiden and Ridderkerk.

Rotterdam is famous for its food! Have a try of the Rotterdam speciality of bitterballen - deep-fried meatballs that are typically eaten as a snack with mustard.

For more fun facts, scroll down to our Rotterdam focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Rotterdam, The Netherlands?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Rotterdam (or you already live in Rotterdam but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Rotterdam there is a big choice of high quality Rotterdam schools, with a number of the Rotterdam highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in The Netherlands.

The private education sector in and around Rotterdam features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Rotterdam and in the suburbs of Rotterdam by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

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Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Rotterdam, The Netherlands providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The most popular suburbs in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

> Rotterdam (623,650)

Hoek Van Holland (9,300)

Rozenburg (12,600)

Hoogvliet (35,500)

Pernis (4,700)

Delfshaven (7,400)

Charlois (69,600)

Ijsselmonde (61,100)

Feijenoord (72,200)

Centrum (33,900)

Noord (51,700)

Kralingen-Crooswijk (52,300)

Overschie (6,700)

Hillegersberg-Schiebroek (16,900)

Prins-Alexander (95,600)




Rotterdam is a very popular place to live and many people move to Rotterdam each year, or to near Rotterdam and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Rotterdam are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Rotterdam for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Rotterdam and the surrounding area.

Eight Things To Know About Rotterdam, The Netherlands

> FACT 1: Rotterdam is famous for its modern architecture, take a trip to the famous ‘Cube Houses’ designed by Piet Blom to see some of the most unique architecture in Amsterdam.

> FACT 2: Rotterdam is home to the largest indoor market in Europe, the Markthal. When you visit, make sure to look up at the colourful mural on its ceiling.

> FACT 3: Rotterdam hosts a popular annual music festival called North Sea Jazz Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. Taking place in July, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the start of the summer holidays!!

> FACT 4: Rotterdam is famous for it’s skyline, head to the The Euromast tower, it’s the tallest building in Rotterdam and offers stunning panoramic views of the city.

> FACT 5: Rotterdam is one of the most multicultural cities in Europe, it is home to over 174 nationalities and has a bunch of different festivals celebrated throughout the year.

> FACT 6: Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe! The Oude Haven (Old Harbour) has been well restored and is a lovely place to go and watch the boats come in.

> FACT 7: When youre taking a stroll around the city, be sure to look down as there are little red lights with flames on them. These were used to mark where the city was bombed during World War Two.

> FACT 8: Erasmus, a famous Renaissance philosopher, was born in Rotterdam in 1466!

Where To Live In Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or The Netherlands estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Rotterdam living to rural, The Netherlands or coast lifestyles, Rotterdam and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Kralingen Rotterdam, Blijdorp Rotterdam, Hillegersberg Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid Rotterdam, Oude Noorden Rotterdam, Schiebroek Rotterdam, Overschie Rotterdam, Kralingse Bos Rotterdam, Prinsenland Rotterdam, Ommoord Rotterdam, Crosswijk Rotterdam, Charlois Rotterdam, Bloemhof Rotterdam, Feijennoord Rotterdam, Bergpolder Rotterdam, Vreewijk Rotterdam,

Commuting To And From Rotterdam By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Rotterdam is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to The Hague, Amsterdam, Dordrecht and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Rotterdam To Amsterdam: Amsterdam is about 78 km by road from Rotterdam via the A4 and driving to the centre of Rotterdam from Amsterdam normally takes under 1 hour 20 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Rotterdam from Amsterdam, with trains taking around 40 minutes.

>  Rotterdam To The Hague: The Hague is about 23 km by road from Rotterdam via the A13 and driving to the centre of The Hague from Rotterdam normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular train service to The Hague from Rotterdam, with trains taking from 30 minutes.

>  Rotterdam To Dordrecht: Dordrecht is about 23 km by road from Rotterdam via the A15 and driving to the centre of Dordrecht from Rotterdam normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Dordrecht from Rotterdam, with trains taking from 15 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The nearest airport to Rotterdam is Rotterdam (RTM) which is 4 km from Rotterdam. Other nearby airports include Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) (under 60 km), Eindhoven (EIN) (80 km), Brussels (BRU) (113 km) and Charleroi (CRL) (160 km)




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