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

Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Length: 
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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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

Jun 10 8:10pm
Amsterdam

Internship Searching While Abroad: A Balancing Act

by Rachel

So you've decided to study abroad. It's fall of your junior year, and you're gearing up for your spring semester away. Summer seems too far off to think about, and so you put off your internship search until spring, assuming you'll have time while you're away to figure it out.

If this sounds like you, read on.

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Jun 5 3:21pm
Amsterdam

Last Month Reflections on Amsterdam

by Rachel

Study abroad is made up of millions of small moments, as I suppose most of life is, too. As people start leaving their abroad destinations to head back home, and asking about my plans to leave, this month has become more reflective than intended. How do you group four months of experience into a one-sentence answer to a question?

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Jun 2 4:32am
Amsterdam

Dank Je Wel, Amsterdam

by Charlotte

As I sit in the Keflavik Airport, I sit back and reflect on the wildest, most wonderful four months of my life.

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May 27 5:40pm
Amsterdam

Studio Rietveld Class Art Show

by Charlotte

Students in the IES Abroad "Studio Rietveld" art class show off their works in a gallery opening, joined by IES Abroad staff, students, and friends.

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May 24 3:05pm
Amsterdam

Day Trip to Haarlem

by Charlotte

As our time in Amsterdam winds down, we decided to take our last Netherlands day-trip to Haarlem, a city 15 minutes west by train. In Haarlem, we visited museums and a church, ate a delicious meal, and enjoyed the May sunshine.

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