About Us

The Alliance Française Amsterdam is an association under local law (vereniging) that promotes the French language and culture, through courses and the organization of a diverse range of events.   

The Alliance Française Amsterdam offers French courses for adults and children (from age 3), thanks to a team of experienced teachers. In 2023, more than 400 students took French courses with the Alliance Française Amsterdam. Plus, we are the only official examination centre for DELF/DALF diplomas in Amsterdam.  

We also offer Dutch courses for beginners and intermediate levels.   

With over 70 events a year, the Alliance Française Amsterdam is a major player in the promotion of French-speaking cultures. With a community of 200 members of all ages and backgrounds, the Alliance Française offers monthly events (film screenings, literary conferences, convivial moments in French, music festival, artistic performances, panel discussions) that bring Amsterdam's Francophile community to life. 

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, in the city's public library (Oba Oosterdok), the Alliance Française Amsterdam offers the public a collection of French books for adults and children, accessible to all. e

The Alliance Française Amsterdam is part of the international network of 829 Alliances Françaises present in 135 countries around the world (including 33 in the Netherlands), under the aegis of the Fondation des Alliances Françaises. 

Contact us

You can find us at the Comptoir de l'Alliance Francaise Amsterdam on the 3rd floor of OBA Oosterdok. Someone from Alliance Française Amsterdam will be there to welcome you and answer your questions from Monday to Friday (10:00 am - 5:00 pm). 

Mail: bonjour@afamsterdam.nl

Tel: 020 523 07 00

Adress: Alliance Française Amsterdam
in OBA Oosterdok
Oosterdokskade 143,
1011 DL Amsterdam

Please note that the Alliance Française Amsterdam will be closed for Easter on Friday, March 29th and on Monday, April 1st 2024.

The Alliances Françaises network in the world

Founded in Paris in 1883 to promote French language and culture throughout the world, 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. 

The Alliance Française has 3 missions:
- to provide French courses, in France and throughout the world, to all audiences,
- to participate in the promotion of the French culture and francophone cultures, in all fields,
- to promote cultural diversity by highlighting all cultures. 

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