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.
With 420 students in 2020, the Alliance Française Amsterdam keeps growing. Our French and Dutch courses, for everybody and for all levels, are taught by an educational team composed of 27 native teachers.
Almost 70 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, concerts, conferences or cooking workshops. The Tapis Rouge Festival Alliance Française Amsterdam co-created is organized every year and aims to promote French cinema in the Netherlands. In 2020, 19 French movies were projected in Amsterdam.
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:
- 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 dimensions,
- to 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.