The standard of education in the Netherlands is high. While finding the right school is a big decision for expat families, there are plenty of good options in the Netherlands, so expats are sure to find something that suits them. Most schools in the Netherlands are government-run, though there are a few private and international schools.
It's important to keep in mind that older children usually find it easier to adjust when they study with peers who speak their home language. Almost all public schools teach in Dutch. However, bilingual public school programs are being piloted in select schools across the Netherlands, most of which are in or around Amsterdam. In addition, there are a handful of public schools that offer non-Dutch curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the International Primary Curriculum. Both these options are good middle-ground choices.
However, should these schools be inaccessible or not fit families' needs, there are numerous independently run international schools throughout the Netherlands which are well worth considering. These schools offer foreign curricula with teaching either in English or in other languages such as French and German.