Our social programme is exclusively for Semester in Amsterdam students and features an extensive arrival and introduction programme as well as a full schedule of cultural activities. Each activity is designed to take you behind the scenes and go deeper than just the tourist experience. Whether we're touring the Anne Frank house, paying our respects to the king and queen at the Royal Palace, enjoying a boat tour of Europe's largest harbor, or soaking in the city skyline on Amsterdam's Open Tower Day, our social programme will show you the ins and outs of Dutch culture. And since there's a lot more to see in the Netherlands than just Amsterdam, we make sure our social programme includes visits to sights and attractions outside the capital for a more inclusive experience.
Except for overnight trips, all costs are included in the programme fees.
Students are required to arrive on our official Arrival Day. The fall Arrival Day is usually two weeks before the start of courses and the spring Arrival Day is usually one week before the start of courses. During the arrival and introduction period students can handle all practical matters, meet friends, and enjoy social activities such as:
After the arrival and introduction period we continue to organize activities throughout the semester to help you explore Dutch culture and stay connected with friends. All costs are included in the programme fees. Examples: