New parent registration

Information meetings

We regularly organise information meetings in which we provide general information and a tour of our school at our temporary location at the Reinier Claeszenplein 12. You can register for a meeting by sending an e-mail to

We kindly request you not to bring your child(ren) as the meetings are usually quite busy and we would like to be able to focus on the informative character of the meeting.

Please arrive timely, the door opens at 08:55 and we start at 09:00 sharp.

Dates information meetings

Children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020, deadline for application is 7 March 2024:

- Friday 9 February 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30;

- Monday 12 February 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30.

Children born between 1 January 2021 and 30 April 2021, deadline for application is 6 June 2024:

- Friday 17 May 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30;

- Wednesday 22 May 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30 (new);

- Friday 24 May 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30 (canceled);

- Monday 27 May 2024 from 09:00 till 10:30.


Would you like to register your child at the Visserschool?

When your child is four years old, he/she may start primary school. Registering and allocating placement is done in the same manner at almost every Amsterdam primary school. Preschoolers (under 4 years old) follow the procedure below. If your child is older than 4 years old and you have recently moved to our neighbourhood or are interested in a new school for another reason, please contact Heleen van Heemskerck van Beest : .

Groups 7 and 8 are completely full. Therefore, unfortunately we can’t take any application for pupils in those groups into consideration.

Primary school registration

Around your child’s third birthday, the municipality of Amsterdam will send you a primary school application and a brochure explaining admission policy. You can register your child by submitting this application form to the school of your first preference.

Priority schools

Each child has priority at the eight nearest (participating) primary schools. Priority schools are determined by the walking distance between a child's registered home address and the surrounding schools. When you enter the home address and date of birth of your child at you will be able to see whether or not our school is a priority school for your child.

What do you need to do?

First, visit one of our information meetings to see if we are the most suitable school for your child. If our school is your first preference, please provide the application form (no copy or scan) in person at our school.

Submission dates for registration

The deadlines for submitting the application form are:

  • children born between 1 May 2021 and 31 August 2021
    7 November 2024
  • children born between 1 September 2021 and 31 December 2021
    6 March 2025
  • children born between 1 January 2022 and 30 April 2022
    5 June 2025

A place in primary school?

Placement of all registered children takes place through an automated lottery by the collective school boards after each of the registration due dates in March, June and November. The lottery provides children of similar circumstance equal chance of placement at their school of preference. As long as there are enough places at a school, all children will be registered at their first preference school.

We currently do not have the space to place all children who register at the Visserschool. Spaces are therefore allotted via the lottery. Your child is allotted a place in a school dependent upon the order of school preference you have specified. If your child is not selected at our school, he/she is then eligible for the following school(s) in order of preference as specified on your child’s application form. Each child is given a place at the highest possible preferred school.


After the lottery has taken place, you will receive a message from the school where your child can be placed. This letter states the latest date by which you must notify the school that you are aware of the placement and of your acceptance of the reserved place. Make sure you do this on time! Only then can we guarantee a definite place at our school. The official registration will follow as soon as your child turns 4 years old and will begin school


If, during the registration interview, it appears that your child has a care demand or language development disorder/delay which the school cannot accommodate, the school may decide not to admit your child. We then, in consultation with you, will look for another school that can offer this care.

For questions regarding the admission policy you may also contact the BBO, which stands for ‘Breed Bestuurlijk Overleg Amsterdam’, the joint school boards in Amsterdam. You can find more information, for example about available capacity and recent results, on their web site.

06 15 82 67 99