Summer University 2017


Exploring Dutch diversity through time

Organized by AEGEE-Utrecht & AEGEE-Eindhoven

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The Netherlands are known for its tolerance and ambition. Historically this has been so for a very long time. That is why in our SU, we want to show you what diversity in Holland means. Diversity now, and through time. Expect a lot of activities with this theme. For instance, working with refugees, an LGBT lecture, visiting the Gay Pride in Amsterdam, touring the modern Phillips Factory and learning where beer is made in an ancient Belgian Abbey! We also want to introduce our traditions to you, traditions where and still are important in the Netherlands. And of course we have prepared an amazing evening program as well, where we show you how to party like a true Dutchman, or woman.

General Information:

From: Monday, July 31st
To: Monday, August 14th
Starts in: Utrecht
Ends in: Eindhoven
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Civic Education
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 20€
Used for: DomTower (Utrecht) and tour through a prehistoric village (Eindhoven)
Alternative: City tour along the channels
Language: English
Special equipment needed: swimwear, sleeping bag, mattress
Suited for disabled people: No


Diversity & History


Phone: +31647104311

Our ideal participant:

    • Open minded
    • Not afraid of trying new things / willing to expand their personal borders
    • Loves everyone
    • We prefer people who are able to ride a bike
    • Comfortable confronting social stigmas
    • enthusiastic, energetic and gezellige people
    • Party people


  • LGBT related activities
  • Visiting Dutch city highlights
  • (theme) parties
  • accessible, less-exhausting, sporting activities
  • a lot of different workshops for exaple: LGBT and Dutch history
  • visiting museums, the Phillips factory, the Domtower, a brewery
  • Visiting a recreation of an old Roman Town
  • Cantus
  • Pub Crawl
  • Cycling to a monastery/brewery
  • Cycling to old castles
  • Finding your own way through Dutch nature
  • Exploring local night life

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Different members from AEGEE-Utrecht and AEGEE-Eindhoven
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Utrecht is an acient city in the heart of the Netherlands with a rich history in trading, art and education. It has been the religious center of the Netherlands for centuries. It is known for it’s typical canals which cross their way right trough the city centre.


In Amsterdam we will visit the gay pride


Nothing more than a group of 5 villages a century ago, now it's one of the smartest and more technological cities in the world. Companies like Philips and ASML started here and gave shape to our city.


Little dreamy village where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted some of his most famous works, most notably, the Potato Eaters

Achelse Kluis

Achel is a little village in Belgium at the border with the Netherlands. It has a mysterious little monastery where delicious craft beer is brewed. We'll cycle across the border to come and experience the extraordinary atmosphere and delicious beer of the monastery!