The Netherlands: Library and Information Sciences



13 days



Faculty: $2,905
Student: $2,175 – Ratio 20:2
*On-ground price per student without airfare


August 14-26, 2023

Program includes

  • 11 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
  • Daily Continental Breakfast 
  • Welcome Dinner in Amsterdam 
  • Welcome Dinner in Rotterdam 
  • 1 Airport Transfer by Individual Taxi (on arrival – on day 2)
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Local Guide
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • Tips & Gratuities

Program Highlights

  • Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam Walking Tours
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Rijksmuseum Research Library
  • Amsterdam City Archives
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Day Trip to Kinderdijk


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Monday, August 14

Depart Home for Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


DAY 2 – AMSTERDAM – Tuesday, August 15

Arrive in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Private Taxi Airport Transfer – each participant will be able to schedule a transfer based on their time of arrival

On-ground Briefing
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 


DAY 3 – AMSTERDAM – Wednesday, August 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Amsterdam Walking Tour

Van Gogh Museum – Home to the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist and his contemporaries. The museum introduces the complete story: the artist, the context, Van Gogh’s personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths that surround him, and his influence right up until this very day. The Van Gogh Museum’s collection includes world-famous paintings such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, and The Potato Eaters. The museum also organizes three temporary exhibitions every year.

Amsterdam City Archives – Located in the monumental De Bazel building, in the heart of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam City Archives is the largest – and many say the most beautiful – city archive in the world. Wander through the impressive Treasure Room, dating from 1926. Take a look at the wonderful selection of old photographs, drawings, maps and documents that tell the story of Amsterdam. Find out about Rembrandt or Johan Cruyff and their times. Marvel at the medieval charter cabinet and follow the change from a small city in a medieval world to a world city in our times.

DAY 4 – AMSTERDAM – Thursday, August 17

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands dedicated to Dutch arts and history and is located in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum Research Library – The historic Cuypers Library at the Rijksmuseum is almost one of the museum exhibits in itself. You can view the gorgeous 19th century library reading room from above when visiting the museum. The Rijksmuseum Research Library is one of the most important art libraries in the world. Catalogues of auctions and exhibitions as well as books, periodicals and annual reports relating to the museum collections have been preserved and are stored here. 


Canal Cruise – A visit to Amsterdam should always start with a city canal cruise. The luxurious canal boats from Blue Boat Company are ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals, along all the highlights of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking part in this 75-minute City Canal Cruise will reveal why. During the city canal cruise you will be passing all of the city’s highlights, from the famous 17th century canal houses in the historical city center to the the modern, urban areas at the IJ. Spot the Westerkerk, the Skinny Bridge and way more! Board the boat and experience Amsterdam like never before during our Amsterdam tour.


DAY 5 – AMSTERDAM – Friday, August 18

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free Day in Amsterdam

DAY 6 – THE HAGUE/ROTTERDAM – Saturday, August 19

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Private Bus to The Hague (approx. 1h) 

The Hague Walking Tour – the largest Dutch city by the North Sea! Find out why it’s called the City of Peace & Justice and why the government is seated at the Royal House of Orange of Nassau. Explore the beautiful historic city centre and learn the difference between the demonyms ‘Hagenaars’ and ‘Hagezen’. From haughty historic landmarks to little gems hidden in plain view

Continue to Rotterdam 

Rotterdam Walking Tour – Experience the European harbor capital in a unique way, combining futuristic architecture with an explosive history. Founded as a small fisherman’s village 800 years ago, Rotterdam grew into a powerful industrial force due to its strategic location alongside the big European rivers. On May 14th 1940, the city centre was destroyed by German bombs. Unshakeable -like its people-, the city rose from its ashes to become the cultural hub it is today. 

Check-in Hotel

Rotterdam Welcome Dinner 

DAY 7 – ROTTERDAM – Sunday, August 20

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Kinderdijk Day Trip – UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk is a village in the the Netherlands’ South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills. Its water-management network features 19 mills and 3 pumping stations, plus dikes and reservoirs that control flooding in the polder (low-lying land). Waterways, footpaths and bike trails crisscross the area, leading to the main visitors center and museums in preserved working windmills.

DAY 8 – ROTTERDAM – Monday, August 21

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

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DAY 9 – ROTTERDAM – Tuesday, August 22

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

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DAY 10 – ROTTERDAM – Wednesday, August 23

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

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DAY 11 – ROTTERDAM – Thursday, August 24

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

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DAY 12 – ROTTERDAM – Friday, August 25

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

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DAY 13 – RETURN – Saturday, August 26

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Depart Amsterdam, The Netherlands for Home

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Payments Schedule

$500 is due and payable by March 17, 2023.

50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by May 16, 2023.

The remaining amount is due and payable by June 15, 2023.

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