Introduction Week

Summer Introduction Week








General Information

Welcome to all new students in Amsterdam, a lovely city with a rich history, culture, and traditions! Studying in Amsterdam will not only enrich your knowledge by broadening your horizons but it will also enable you to build lifelong friendships with students from all around the world. We will help you with this by bringing you together with our unforgettable activities, events and trips. We hope that this way you can get the most out of your stay!

A great way to start your exchange is by joining the Summer Introduction Week which will take place from Tuesday, August 23rd, to Friday, August 26th. This 4-day programme is tailored just for you to be prepared for your first days in Amsterdam. ESN Amsterdam will introduce you to the city, the universities, the Dutch culture and language, and give you an opportunity to meet your fellow international students with fun activities. We will make sure to give you an exciting start of your journey in Amsterdam!


Summer Introduction Week 2022: Preliminary Program Overview
(Subject to change)

Sunday, August 21 & Monday, August 22
  • Registrations
Day 1 - Tuesday, August 23
  • Late registration
  • Official Welcome + Amsterdam Survival Guide
  • Canal Boat Tour
  • Thuishaven
Day 2 - Wednesday, August 24
  • Crash Course Dutch
  • CREA Cultural workshops
  • City tour & Scavenger hunt
  • Outdoor Cinema
  • Bowling and Lasertag at Aloha (group A)
  • Comedy show at Boom Chicago (group B)
Day 3 - Thursday, August 25
  • Sports day at USC
  • Bowling and Lasertag at Aloha (group B)
  • Comedy show at Boom Chicago (group A)
  • Bar night/Party
Day 4 - Friday, August 26
  • Museums/Artis Zoo/Hortus Botanic Garden
  • International Food & Culture Event
  • Final Party at Melkweg

Sign Up

Are you an exchange student from UvA or AUAS?

Then you should be joining ESN’s Introduction Week! ESN’s Introduction Week is for exchange students and international students that will be studying at either the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) or the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Registration UvA students

The University of Amsterdam will send you an email in which the information regarding the registration of the Introduction Week is explained.

Registration HvA students

The University of Applied Sciences will send you an email in which the information regarding the registration of the Introduction Week is explained.

Useful links


Check our Survival Guide where you can find some useful links if you need some help as a new international student!