The Breitner Academy of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) offers the only independent Fine Art teacher training course in The Netherlands. The Breitner Academy (formerly known as the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming) is part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Breitner Academy is the oldest institute in the Netherlands to train art teachers. It started in 1881 in the Rijksmuseum. Since 2016 the academy is situated in Amsterdam Noord and named after the Amsterdam artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) who lived during the foundation of the academy. The academy always sets its goals fitting the actual function of art education in society.