About Us


The Alliance Française Amsterdam was originally founded in 1895 and was one of the first created among this international 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. 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.

With 540 students in 2021 and more than 150 members, the Alliance Française Amsterdam keeps growing. French and Dutch courses, for everybody and for all levels, are taught by an educational team composed of 27 experienced teachers.

Besides, more than 80 cultural events are organized every year by the Alliance Française Amsterdam. Our cultural program is very diverse, with face to face and online events, such as Café and Apéro conversation, screenings of fictions and documentaries, concerts, conferences or workshops.


Contact us

You can find us at the Comptoir de l'Alliance Francaise Amsterdam on the 3rd floor of OBA Oosterdok. Someone from Alliance Francaise Amsterdam will be there to welcome you and answer your questions from Tuesday 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


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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