British School takes over 19th-century Amsterdam prison; School to take 1,200 students
The British School of Amsterdam bought the former prison on Havenstraat in Oud-Zuid. The 19th century prison building will be converted into a school for 1,200 kids between the ages of 3 and 18 years, Het Parool reports.
The school signed the final purchase agreement with the municipality of Amsterdam last month. The renovations will start in the spring of 2018 and the school is expected to open in 2020 at the latest.
The new British School of Amsterdam in the former prison building will accommodate all British School of Amsterdam students, who are currently spread over three different locations in the city.