The Latest from Netherlands

Aug 12 5:28pm
Amsterdam

New Campus, New Country, Old Habits – Predeparture

by Betsy

As I prepare to start my semester at the University of Amsterdam, I’m calming my anxieties about going to a new school with 32,000 more students by bringing some of my American academic routines with me.

Aug 11 3:00pm
Amsterdam

Evolution, Not Escape: Approaching Amsterdam

by Shanela

Some thoughts on the heady privilege and dizzying responsibility of preparing to evolve through study abroad.

Aug 8 6:01pm
Amsterdam

3 Ways Amsterdam Made me Dream: The Importance of Leaving Your Cultural Context

by Gillian

Reflecting on my study abroad experience, one of the biggest things I’ve learned from studying abroad in Amsterdam is you don’t understand your own context until you leave it. It's hard to imagine a world you haven’t yet seen, and even harder to really dream beyond it. In our normal day-to-day lives, most of us rarely deviate from that which is familiar, and when we do it is rarely as unfamiliar as one would think.

Aug 7 4:09pm
Amsterdam

Amsterdam City of Art: 3 Art Museums to get Lost In

by Gillian

I’m not an artist, but I’m a massive art fan. Art distilled down to its purest form is expression. Expression can range from imagery, to thought, to political message. For this reason, art and culture go hand and hand. For me, one of the greatest things you can do to get to know a city is to get lost in the city’s art, and that’s exactly how I got to know Amsterdam as a city. The Netherlands has a rich art history, and Amsterdam itself is overflowing with beauty and art.

Jul 25 12:54pm
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Food Tour: My Top 3 Food Recomendations

by Gillian

Amsterdam is a city that offers a unique experience of food. From traditional foods like stroopwafel, apple pies, and pancakes to street food like kaas souffles, the food in the city is phenomenal. Amsterdam is a city with years of history and diversity in culture. These factors are reflected in their food. Food is a part of everyday life, and when traveling food can be an essential part of experiencing culture.