Welcome

Welcome to the website of the National Reference Point (NRP) Netherlands. The NRP is the contact point for those in search of information on vocational education in the Netherlands and other European countries. 

The European Union has instructed all member states to establish a National Reference Point. The Dutch Ministry of Education has appointed SBB for this task.

NRP Netherlands is part of the European network of NRPs. The objective of this network is to increase the transparency of national qualifications, which will promote the study and employment mobility within the EU. 
 
This website is the first step for finding information on vocational education in the Netherlands. It may also serve as a stepping-stone for finding information on, and making contact with, European partner organizations.