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The largest fashion institute in the Netherlands

AMFI is currently the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands. More than 100 lecturers teach more than 1100 students about all aspects of the fashion world. AMFI is also the only fashion institute in the Netherlands that covers the entire fashion chain. This ensures our students to have a broad perspective of the fashion industry. They choose to specialise in either Fashion & DesignFashion & Management or Fashion & Branding. AMFI offers all its programmes in Dutch as well as in English. Students graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion & Textile Technologies.


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AMFI Manifesto

why              We believe that fashion is a force for good

who              We cultivate an environment of mutual respect and                         shared knowledge

through       We meet in an interdisciplinary space with curiosity,                         compassion and creativity

how              We learn by doing, embracing failure and                                         achievement

what             We are a fashion community of change makers

Final photo Leonie Veenman


AMFI’s education covers all facets of fashion from developing a raw idea to a product and an image. Students are taught to understand the entire fashion chain and their specific discipline in a wider perspective. With a reality school concept we are combining creativity, research, craftsmanship and technology to prepare our students for the future.


Fashion is a complex business of emotional and symbolic values framed within a commercial and international context. This perspective embraces the entire creative process of design, production, distribution and communication.


Reality School concept

AMFI has embraced the Reality School concept for students from all three programmes. We offer several programmes in which students develop professional products which are presented and sold in the market. For example in the iNDiViDUALS or Independent Fashion Magazine programmes, in the Fashion & Visual Culture programme or by being a member of the creative team working in the byAMFI Statement Store.


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

AMFI is part of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. With 45,000 students it is the largest university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Being based in Amsterdam offers great advantages and these are well known among students. Also the closeness of the fashion industry makes the city centre the perfect base for AMFI. Many fashion companies have their (international) headquarters in Amsterdam, offering interesting work-placements for students.



Since 1992 AMFI has been housed in its own building on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam. The building was originally the headquarters of the Amstel Brewery and many of the original historic features have been retained in this listed building. However, being a fashion institute, there are many modern features, including the multimedia library, screen-printing rooms, computer rooms, moulage rooms, fabric-testing laboratory and a sewing room with modern industrial equipment.