Introduction Week

Winter 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 also enables 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 which will take place from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday  5th of February 2022. This summer introduction is tailored just for you to be prepared for your first days in Amsterdam. During this introduction week, 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!

Note that the physical events will still follow Covid-19 measures including the 1.5m distance rule. 

Currently there’s two options to join the introduction week: 

-Digital + Physical 

-Digital Only 

There’s limited capacity on the physical program, so be quick with signing up! Check out the program tab for the full program of the introduction week!

Program winter introduction 2022

Regardless if you’re joining just online or also physical. Both programs have all the information you need to ensure you will have a great few days in Amsterdam. 

Note: Due to the corona virus measures there might be some slight changes to the events and times, you will be informed accordingly on this website or via e-mail communication if you have already signed up.

Day 0 - Wednesday 2nd February
  • Registration 9:00 -17:00 at CREA
  • Official welcome + q&a (livestream) 20:00-22:00
Day 1 - Thursday 3rd February
  • Guido de Wilde workshop (livestream) 10:30 – 11:30
  • Late registration 11:00 – 13:00 at CREA
  • Meet your coaches/Lunch break at assigned meeting points 12:30 – 14:30 Second shift 13:30 – 15:30 
  • Boat tour 15:00 – 16:00 (4 boats) Second shift 16:15 – 17:15 (4 boats)
  • Dinner break 17:15 – 20:00
  • Bar night/Party at Coco’s or de Kroon 20:00 – 00:00
Day 2 - Friday 4th February
  • Museum morning 10:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch break 12:30 – 14:30
  • CREA workshops (split between CREA and Flock Theatre) 14:30 – 16:30
  • Crash course dutch (online) 16:30 – 17:30
  • Dinner break 17:30 – 20:00
  • Evening program: 20:00 – 00:00

Option A: DOK

Option B: Boom chicago

Option C: De Kroon pub quiz other zaal

Option D: Aloha

Option E: Online pub quiz/speedfriending/bingo

Day 3 - Saturday 5th February
  • Lunch in Science park (if it happens 12:00 – 13:00)
  • Sports day USC 13:00 – 16:30
  • Dinner break 17:00 – 20:00
  • Final party 20:00 – 00:00

Option A: Club night

Option B: DOK/Boom Chicago/Aloha

Option C: De Kroon other zaal

Option D: Online pubquiz/speedfriending/bingo

Sign Up


Are you an exchange student from UvA or AUAS?

Then you should be joining ESN’s Introduction Day! ESN’s Introduction day 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 Day 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 Day 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!