Amsterdam

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Known for its liberal views and open-minded attitude, the residents of this cozy city welcome you to study abroad in Amsterdam.

You can ride through the scenic canals, visit the Anne Frank House, take a walking tour of the city’s different neighborhoods, and meet professionals working at local and global organizations while studying abroad in Amsterdam, where every day is brings something new to explore.

You’ll adore the lovely canals and old European charm that make up this enchanting city. Because the city planning hasn’t changed much since the 19th century, you’ll appreciate the architecture and historic homes that color the city, not to mention the tulips. And you can’t leave without seeing the windmills!

Programs

Amsterdam - Business & Economics

Amsterdam
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Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,650
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Amsterdam - Law & Criminology

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,650
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Amsterdam - Psychology & Sciences

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,650
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Amsterdam - Social Sciences & Humanities

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,810
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Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Amsterdam
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Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,690
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Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Amsterdam
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Netherlands
Length: 
Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$22,815
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Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

Amsterdam
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Netherlands
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,200
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Amsterdam's Top Five

Cycle Everywhere

Rent or buy a cheap bike and get around Amsterdam the way the Dutch do!

Enjoy Traditional Dutch Dishes

From excellent coffee and sweet stroopwafels and poffertjes (tasty little pancakes), to more unusual fare like thick fries with Dutch-Indonesian peanut sauce or stamppot (a hearty dish of potatoes, onions, kale, root vegetables, and sausage), eating in Amsterdam is a real treat.

Shop the Amsterdam Street Markets

Stock up on fresh produce, cheese, and other food, as well as souvenirs and gifts at the Albert Cuypmarkt. Or dig for the perfect find at the I-J Hallen vintage market.

Appreciate Art

Amsterdam is home to so many art museums, from the “big ones,” like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum to lesser known gems like the Museum Willet-Hothuysen and the Foam Photography Museum.

Swing Out Over Amsterdam

For a thrill, try riding the swings found on the observation deck on the new A’DAM Tower. Or just marvel at the beautiful 360° views of the city.

The Latest from Amsterdam

Apr 10 2:24pm
Amsterdam

Flying Solo: A Weekend in Lanzarote

by Charlotte

Last weekend, I did something very out of character: I booked a trip less than a week in advance to a place I'd never heard of, and went. Alone. As someone with anxiety, traveling in and of itself is not easy—just a week prior to this trip I had a full-on meltdown in the London Gatwick airport, and I wasn't even traveling alone. So how did this anxious traveler end up in the Canary Islands alone?

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Mar 22 10:50am
Amsterdam

From Visitor to Tour Guide: Showing Off My City

by Charlotte

My sixth week living in Amsterdam was marked with an awesome milestone: getting to show my best friend from home the city I now call home.

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Mar 4 6:55am
Amsterdam

Sunday Morning at IJ-Hallen

by Charlotte

Once a month, Amsterdam is home to Europe's largest flea market: IJ-Hallen! 750 vendors offer vintage and second-hand finds for unbeatable prices in a magical atmosphere.

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Mar 3 1:17pm
Amsterdam

Finding my Home in Amsterdam: A Wandering Jew Takes Europe

by Rachel

Amsterdam is a really cool city, and while this might seem empirical, it has taken some time for me to come to appreciate this. From my apartment in the financial district, Amsterdam looks like Boston or Long Island City. The culture appears broadly metropolitan, and rather international. In other words, the shift has not been radical, or especially "shocking." This was weird at first. I expected this tremendous transition, this intense adjustment to local customs and ways of being.

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Feb 20 7:35am
Amsterdam

Day Trip to Rotterdam

by Charlotte

We IES Abroad Amsterdam students got to pick between two popular cities in the Netherlands, Utrecht and Rotterdam, for a day trip this weekend. About 40 students and I enjoyed the beautiful weather in Rotterdam, Netherlands for our day trip. Students first got to experience the city from above at Euromast, an observation tower that offers stunning views from 185 meters in the sky!

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