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Imagine learning not only while you’re sitting in class, but also while exploring the Van Gogh Museum, trying your first Stroopwafel, or on a bike ride for daily errands. This is what it's like to study abroad in the Netherlands!

With us, you'll take learning outside the classroom as you visit world-famous sites and immerse yourself in the relaxed and progressive culture, making the Netherlands a perfect host country for study abroad.

To top it all off, our excursions take you throughout the region to explore sites such as the vibrant countryside tulip fields and the stately streets of The Hague. What’s not to like about studying abroad in The Netherlands?

Amsterdam

As the capital and largest city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam—with its picturesque canals, open-minded residents, and amazing arts scene—is very easy to get around in (especially by bike).

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

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

Amsterdam
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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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Top places to see in Amsterdam
  • Van Gogh Museum

    The Van Gogh Museum has attracted more than 2 million visitors since it opened in 1973. The museum boasts the largest collection in the world of the artist's work. It is separated into five chronological sections of van Gogh's career, such as "Early Life," "Paris," etc.

  • Anne Frank House

    This extraordinary museum is not only dedicated to Anne Frank, but also the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Frank's House, the "Secret Annex," is preserved as it was when she lived here many years ago; many of her posters still hang on the wall.

  • Boat Tours

    The Amsterdam boat tours are incredibly informative and reasonably priced. There are several companies that offer different tours: jazz cruise, night cruise, architecture cruise, red-light cruise, and more. The tour, which is presented in multiple languages, points out main museums and sights.

The Latest from Netherlands

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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Jan 27 1:39pm
Amsterdam

Pre-departure: Anticipating the Unknown

by Rachel

Part of the fun of starting fresh in a completely new city, program, and environment is that it’s a departure from the norm. I chose to go abroad for the purpose of newness on every level. But with newness comes change, and with change comes anxieties. I'm flying to Amsterdam tomorrow, and in order to cope with this transition, I've thought of some things I’m excited for, and things I'm anxious about.

Excited About Meeting New People

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Jan 24 2:13pm
Amsterdam

How This Anxiety-Sufferer Prepares for her Amsterdam Adventure

by Charlotte

Although I arrived a week early in Amsterdam in order to get situated and comfortable, my anxiety has already started to get the best of me. Despite this, I'm using my time to focus on what I can control: my outlook.

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