Amsterdam

Netherlands

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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
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,400
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Amsterdam - Law & Criminology

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,400
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Amsterdam - Psychology & Sciences

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,400
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Amsterdam - Social Sciences & Humanities

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,400
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Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$25,950
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Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Amsterdam
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Netherlands
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$22,815
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Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

Amsterdam
,
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

Dec 12 1:44pm
Amsterdam

12 Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Preparing to study abroad has quite a few moving parts: booking your flight, applying for scholarships, asking LOTS of questions, prereg

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Nov 25 5:19am
Amsterdam

The Dutch Museum You Can't Miss

by Makai

In line a man, not older than twenty-five, holds a royal blue lantern in his left hand. It’s almost 3 p.m. on a Friday. A girl in sunglasses walks by with a packet of french fries slopped in mayonnaise, the Dutch classic. It’s a surprisingly warm day in Amsterdam, as is illustrated by the old man biking by in nothing more than a metallic silver speedo. 

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Nov 24 8:42am
Amsterdam

Don't Make Me Leave

by Makai

As terrifying as it is to admit, here in Amsterdam we’re reaching the end of our study abroad experience. With only about one more month to go, it’s impossible not to let your thoughts spiral out of control a bit. Did I do everything I wanted? Have I wasted my time? Where do I still need to go? Will I ever see any of these wonderful friends I’ve made again?

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Oct 31 7:57am
Amsterdam

A New Way to Travel

by Makai

    When you plan on studying abroad, more likely than not one of the main things you’re thinking about is travel. Whether it’s within different parts of whichever country you pick or somewhere different entirely, studying abroad is seen by many as a opportunity to visit the places you dreamed of while growing up in the States. Admittedly this was a big reason I wanted to study abroad as well, having never been to Europe before now.

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Oct 9 6:56am
Amsterdam

At the Movies

by Makai

    I’ve found myself at a movie theater near the center of Amsterdam twice recently. I always get very into going to movies with my mom when I’m home for the summer. Usually I can’t follow through on all the trailers I planned on seeing that upcoming fall because of school stress but I’m happy to say that that hasn’t happened yet here. It’s a nice, familiar pocket to visit.

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