About 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.

“Eerde is a small school for big futures.”

Niki Holterman, Director

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.

At Eerde, our mission is to help students develop into successful, engaged and responsible young adults with strong global connections; in possession of life-long learning skills and friendships forged for life.






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Our school is located on a secluded country estate in beautiful woodland scenery. The moated castle dates from 1715  and has been in use as an international school since 1934.


We strive to provide our young people with the opportunity to develop academically, athletically, artistically and ethically and to achieve their full potential.


We have multiple partnerships with renowned institutes such as the national museum the Rijksmuseum, Dutch society for Nature Conservation Natuurmonumenten and more.


Connections and friends are made during your time at Eerde that last a lifetime. Eerde has been a second home for many students and all are proud ambassadors of our school.

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Eerde Boarding School offers:

  • Outstanding international education
  • Small classes, individual attention
  • Full range of extra curricular activities
  • Day school, flexible- and full boarding options
  • More than 25 nationalities amongst students and staff
  • Safe and structured living- and learning environment
  • Extensive program of sport and cultural activities
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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.

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History of Eerde

The original castle dates back to the 18th 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.

The international school has a quite eventful history. Between 1934 and 1943 it was housed by the Quaker School Eerde. Eerde castle was made available to the Dutch Quakers as a school and as a refuge for German and Jewish children persecuted by the Nazi regime. It was run as a boarding school until it had to be closed in 1943. During the second world war, we lost 14 students. This is and always will be part of our history and life at Eerde. We honour the students we have lost every year during national holocaust day with a memorial service at the monument that is still precent at our campus.

After the Second World War, the reconstruction of the Quaker School Eerde began. The Quaker School in Eerde continued its work until 1958. One of the former headmasters returned and continued to expand an international school, from which today's International School Eerde emerged.

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Culture & Nature

Eerde’s location amongst the forest, fields, and streams of rural Overijssel make it the perfect location for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Nature trails crisscross the landscape for miles all around Eerde Castle, offering students ample opportunity to hike, bike, and camp.