The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialised nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999.
International Primary Education in the South of Hilversum.
Hilversum is located in a beautiful region of the Netherlands known as Het Gooi, bordering the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. Once an agricultural and weaving village, it is now the centre for Dutch radio and television as well as headquarters for several multinational companies.
IPS Hilversum has its main administrative building on the Rembrandtlaan, a quiet tree-lined residential area a few minutes walk from the town centre.
The IPS Hilversum upper school – Groups 4 to 8 – are also housed in this site called the Rembrandt.
A few blocks away, on the Frans Halslaan, is a single story modern building called the Frans Hals location. Here, in renovated premises with all the facilities designed for children from 4 to 6 years of age, is the IPS Hilversum’s lower school – Groups 1 to 3.
The site on the Frans Halslaan which opened at the end of March 2005 has brought our 2 previously seperated locations together. It has paved the way for various possibilities for integration not only between our two buildings, but also with the Dutch Violenschool located on the Violenstraat.
School year 2016-2017
The Frans Hals location (Frans Hanslaan 57 A) for the younger groups 1-3, ages 4 to 6.
The Rembrandt location (Rembrandtlaan 30) for groups 4-6, ages 7-10
The Mondrian location in the Via Industria area (Minckelerstraat 36) for our group 7s and group8Academy, 11-12 year olds