Het 4e Gymnasium

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Het 4e Gymnasium
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Type Public Gymnasium
Established 2005
Staff 80
Number of students 725
Rector Hans Verhage

Het 4e Gymnasium (English: The 4th Gymnasium. The official name contains a Dutch article, thus abandoning the need of using one in the English translation.) is a Public Gymnasium (Grammar School) in the Netherlands founded in 2005. Syne oktober 2008 the school is located in the "Houthaven" area in Amsterdam. The school is well known for its unusual subjects Film, Architecture and Astronomy, respectively presented as Audiovisueel, Het 4e Vak and Sterrenkunde.


Until 2005, three catigorial gymnasia existed in Amsterdam. For years, the amount of registrations for these schools had been higher than the amount of available spots. The school was established by the three gymnasia in order to retain enough spots for eager students. A fair amount of staff from these three schools also went working at the newly set-up gymnasium.

In the future the 4th Gymnasium will still move once final building[clarification needed] in the Houthaven: a few tens of meters to the South West from its current location. This final[clarification needed] building is meant for approximately 800 students.

Coordinates: 52°23′N 4°52′E / 52.383°N 4.867°E / 52.383; 4.867