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Study abroad in
Netherlands

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Where Tradition and Innovation Come Together

Study abroad in the Netherlands and experience its iconic landscapes and century-old windmills as it coincides with visionary architecture and cutting-edge design. Take a boat ride in the Golden Age canals that run alongside buildings filled with rich history that still flows through them.  In the Netherlands, there is so much to experience, let its traditions inspire you while the boundless innovations captivate your imagination. From its world-class architecture to its famous rainbow fields, you're bound to feel energized and ready to explore. With world-renowned art museums in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Haarlem, and Leiden, lose yourself in some of the most iconic and artistic masterpieces. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the world’s most beautiful art museums, with works by famous and admired artists Rembrandt, Van-Gogh, and Vermeer, the museum holds 7,500 other pieces. Visit Rotterdam’s Kunsthal, where it presents only temporary exhibitions, the museum’s founders continuously highlight unseen art from around the globe. For a blend of modern and contemporary art, the gallery often features newer artwork alongside an enormous selection of de Stijl artwork. Amsterdam is full of music lovers, so much so that you can find a variety of venues, stores, clubs, and music festivals all around the city. There are excellent vinyl stores, each one with its own unique touch and sound. Amsterdam is an epicenter for live music in the Netherlands with huge concert venues like The Ziggo Dome or The Heineken Music hall. Electronic music is one of the most popular in Amsterdam, and you can expect to experience huge festivals like Into the Woods or ZeeZout, all to see some of the world’s most famous DJs. 

Cities of Netherlands

Cities of Netherlands

Amsterdam

Home to residents from over 180 nationalities, cultures, religions, and backgrounds, people are drawn to Amsterdam as a Mecca for personal freedom and tolerance.
Population
1.6 Million
Summer Temp
72°F (22°C)
Winter Temp
37°F (3°C)
Geography
Urban
Sample Programs
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM

Realize you forgot your book at home? No worries, there are plenty of bookstores to scope out while in the Netherlands. With many of its population speaking English Amsterdam has many bookstores with English language books. Stop by one of the largest bookstores in the Netherlands, Scheltema, where it holds the largest collection of English-language books in the country. Or if you’re into Nature and landscaping visit the bookstore Architecture & Natura, where they have the books about nature and landscaping in many different languages.  Calling all foodies! Eating in the Netherlands can be an adventure, there is plenty to try when it comes to food, and even drinks. Moeders Restaurant in Amsterdam is a charming restaurant where the walls are covered in photos from customers who have enjoyed their traditional Dutch dishes along the Singelgracht canal. But if you’re feeling adventurous head out to Canvas, a trendy restaurant on one of the largest rooftop terraces in Amsterdam. 

Popular Programs

Popular Programs

STEM in Amsterdam

STEM in Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Study in the model city for engineering and urban planning. Immerse yourself in a world of cutting edge technology and data that works to improve city services and environmental sustainability. With the STEM in Amsterdam program, you can dive into courses in the Faculty of Science and choose from a list of about 100 courses in English. Study Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Health Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, and more. Many courses even include a laboratory component, so be sure to check the course descriptions for details. CEA students are integrated directly with degree-seeking international and Dutch students. This program is offered in Fall, Spring, and the Spring-Extended semesters.

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  • Starting at $19,995
Honors Program

Honors Program

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Take excellence to the next level by digging into the advanced academics that VU Amsterdam has to offer. This highly competitive program, available only in the Spring semester, allows you to complement your coursework with honors courses from a variety of themes. Honors courses are interdisciplinary, small seminar-style courses which emphasize student discussion. You'll study alongside degree-seeking international and Dutch students for an integrated experience. A Spring-Extended option is available for students who want to earn additional credits.

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Business & Economics

Business & Economics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Join VU Amsterdam’s prestigious School of Business and Economics for a semester. You’ll choose from a wide range of English-taught courses in Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. CEA students are integrated directly with degree-seeking international and Dutch students. This program is offered in Fall, Spring, and the Spring-Extended semesters.

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Whether it’s visiting the stunning forest of the woodlands of the Vuluwe, or visiting the innovative city of Amsterdam, there is so much to see and do when you’re in the Netherlands. Take a trip to the island of Texel and hike along the shoreline, or cycle through the windmill network of Kinderdijk where the historic windmills date back to the 17th century. Climb the gothic-style Dom Tower in Utrecht’s medieval town center. Venture out and visit Limburg, unlike the rest of the Netherlands, its geography is full of hilly landscapes and is covered in green meadows and ancient forests. Let yourself truly grasp and explore the ins and outs of this beautiful country.  When you study abroad in the Netherlands it will be easy for you to connect with the country without having to worry about speaking Dutch. Open your mind to all that is in this forward-thinking country and start your study abroad adventure. With access to an esteemed university, see how much you can further yourself personally and professionally while overseas.  

Netherlands Points of Interest

Netherlands Points of Interest

  • Museumplein Over 1,000 works by the Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh are displayed in the Van Gogh Museum. Learn more about his history and take a closer look at his world-famous paintings.
  • Vondelpark How does outdoor theatre, live concerts, bars, restaurants, and 47 acres of park sound? If you’re even tempted a little, check out Amsterdam’s most popular green space, which hosts events year round.
  • Get Around on Two Wheels Join the biking culture in Amsterdam for a fun way to see the city and blend in with the locals. With more than 400 km of bicycle paths and some 200,000 bicycle racks throughout Amsterdam, biking is the perfect mode of transportation to school, out with friends, or just to explore.
  • Canal Belt Cruise Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is best seen by cruise boat. Built in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, the canals set the city apart from its European peers. Floating under bridges and viewing the city from a boat is a great trip to do during the day or night.