About Us

The Alliance Française Amsterdam was originally founded in 1895 and was one of the first created among this world network. The AFA was a main cultural actor in Amsterdam with a large programme of conferences at that time, and took part in the creation of the “Concours de la Chanson Française”  through her president, and professional singer Henriette Tuker. The AFA disappeared in 1988, after her president left Amsterdam. This is in 2017 that the Alliance Francaise Amsterdam re-emerged and intended to be a main actor in Amsterdam for all the French and Francophone culture.

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Alliance Française Amsterdam offers a large variety of French courses for students, professionals as well as for children. All of the courses are suitable for an international audience. We are located in the centre of Amsterdam with our office in OBA Oosterdok, at only five minute distance from the central station. We offer French courses for all levels and in different formats, such as online courses, private courses but also thematic workshops. All our French courses are taught by qualified and native teachers. 

The Alliance Française Amsterdam also offers the opportunity for French-speaking people to learn Dutch. Our Dutch courses are aimed for beginner and intermediate levels and are taught by qualified native teachers, who speak French fluently. 

our other missions

We aim to promote French culture and language abroad, and especially in the Netherlands. Throughout the year, we organized many cultural and social events, such as conferences, thematic workshops and also monthly café and apéro conversation. Our eclectic program, composed of workshops related to French pronunciation, literature or cinema, will enable you to soak up aspects of French culture. 

The Alliance Française Amsterdam has a yearly signature event related to French cinema, Tapis Rouge. Dedicated to all Dutch film-lovers, this festival has been designed to present the best newly released French films, and thus promote the French cinema industry and make it accessible to everybody. 

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The Alliances Françaises network in the world:

Founded in Paris in 1883 to promote French language and culture throughout the world, the Alliance Française is present in more than 132 countries, about forty general delegations, more than 800 French Alliances with more than 500,000 students all courses combined.

The Alliance Française has 3 missions:
-Provide French courses, in France and throughout the world, to all audiences,
-Participate to the promotion of the French culture and francophone cultures, in all dimensions,
-Promote cultural diversity by highlighting all cultures. 

The Alliances Françaises network is managed by the Fondation Alliance Française and gathers more than 800 Alliances Françaises working in 132 countries across the world. We all share the mission to encourage the study of French language, and to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures through educational programs and cultural events.  The Alliances Françaises’ network in the Netherlands is one of the most dynamic with 34 Alliances Françaises. 

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