The Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam, the foreign office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of International Cooperation (MAECI), aims to promote and improve awareness of the Italian language and culture in the Netherlands through the organization of courses in Italian language and culture and cultural events to promote the circulation of ideas, arts and sciences.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam offers the following services to the Dutch public:
- courses in Italian language and culture held by qualified native Italian teachers
- two annual exam sessions to obtain the certificate of Italian as a foreign language
- an Italian library open to students and members of the Institute for the consultation and loan of books, CDs, DVDs, Italian magazines, journals and newspapers
- information and documentation on Italian culture
For concerts, for some art exhibitions and for wider-reaching events, the Institute works in collaboration with with various local bodies and institutions.