Social programme

Arrival day
To make sure you get settled in easily during your first day in Amsterdam, we offer a pick-up service from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and host an informal welcome event in the evening. If you have arranged your own housing, you are of course very welcome to join. More detailed information will follow later. Winter School arrival days are: 
  • Session 1: Saturday 5 January 2018
  • Session 2: Saturday 12 January 2018
The airport pick-up service is arranged from 9am to 3pm and will bring you to your accommodation at De Boelelaan. Here you will receive your room key (check-in from 3pm, you can leave your luggage with us) and a goodie bag with information package. At the welcome event in the evening you can meet your fellow students. Here we'll explain how to get to the university on Monday morning. Sunday is a free day to explore Amsterdam or other parts of the country.

First and last day of class
On the first Monday of your course we start the day with a campus tour, to explain the university facilities and to guide you to the right classroom. At the end of the day we gather for drinks, snacks and a pub quiz. The last day of your course we meet again when the last classes have ended, to celebrate your participation and to say goodbye in a festive way.
 
Optional social programme activities
You can apply for optional social programme activities on Wednesday afternoon if you wish.


Canal Boat Tour
Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city's sights and attractions. Everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat. The canal cruise will take around 90 minutes, in which you'll explore Amsterdam's UNESCO protected canal ring and discover plenty of interesting facts about the city along the way.

Price: € 20,00, including a drink
Time: 15:00-17:00hr

Van Gogh Museum 
Step into Van Gogh's world. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The visit includes a guided tour through the museum.

Price: € 25,00 
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Time: 15:00-17:00hr