Study Abroad in Amsterdam

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Explore Amsterdam, Netherlands

What was once a small fishing village in the 12th century has bloomed into both the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe. Yet its 60 miles of historic canals lined with gable-roofed homes make this cozy city one of a kind.

Bicycles in along the canal in Amsterdam

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Amsterdam, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Overnight trips to Rotterdam, Maastricht, or Dordrecht
  • Bike tours through Amsterdam’s countryside
  • Tours of medieval castles, authentic fishing towns, and other urban areas
Group of students in Amsterdam

Where Students Study

CIEE Amsterdam
Conveniently located across the street from the University of Amsterdam.

University of Amsterdam (UvA)
UvA is the third oldest university in the Netherlands and one of the largest universities in Europe with over 30,000 students divided over seven major faculties. 

Group of students in Amsterdam

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Amsterdam, students can volunteer to teach English once a week at a local school.

Study Abroad Programs in Amsterdam

Pocket Guide to Amsterdam

  • Currency

    Spoken Languages
    Dutch, English

    Available Transportation
    Bikes, tram, bus, feet

    Famous Local
    Freddy Heineken – Dutch businessman for Heineken International and grandson of the founder of Heineken beer

  • Climate
    Cold rainy winters; comfortable summers, mild spring and fall

    Places to Explore
    Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges – three times as many as Venice, Italy

  • Airport
    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

    Social Norms
    Calling the Netherlands “Holland “ - Holland refers to two of the 12 provinces that make up the country

    What to Pack
    Umbrella, comfortable shoes

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