Summer University 2018


Burgundian Bicycles vol. V: Tulips, Techno & Tolerance

Open Call! We are looking for enthusiastic participants to explore the many colours of the Netherlands!

Organized by AEGEE-Amsterdam & AEGEE-Tilburg

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Take your chance and explore both the North and the South of the Netherlands in two weeks, now you can! Imagine partying, chilling and learning about Dutch culture and history with a group of new international friends. Discover how a small country can be great. Learn how the Netherlands is so diverse in colours and how (Tulips, Techno &) Tolerance are ground laid into the Dutch roots.

AEGEE-Amsterdam and AEGEE-Tilburg are organising the summer of your life! Discover a different world in the capital Amsterdam and join the crazy nightlife in this party city (with not only Techno beats). Experience the ‘real Dutch ambience’ in student city Tilburg, which is located in the most hospitable province; North-Brabant, and where Burgundian culture is still alive. Here you will also visit the historic city ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

You will cycle like a real Dutchie, party like an animal, sightsee stereotypical landscapes, play games and learn about the rich history that is still behind the country’s modern lifestyle. Optionally, you can visit other Dutch cities in North- and South-Holland. Are you ready for an amazing summer? It is time! Sign up and experience it the Dutch way.

General Information:

From: Sunday, July 1st
To: Sunday, July 15th
Starts in: Amsterdam
Ends in: Tilburg
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Civic Education
Fee: 196€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym (participants need to bring a mattress and a sleeping bag)
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Visit The Hague, Zaanse Schans and Madurodam
Alternative: To be determined
Language: English, Dutch
Special equipment needed: No
Suited for disabled people: No


Multiculturalism, Dutch History and Local Lifestyle


Phone: +31613996910

Our ideal participant:

    The ideal participant is a social and energetic person who is open minded, adventurous and enjoys good parties. Who is curious about culture and history, easy going, can ride a bicycle cause it’s one of our most used ways of transportation, can handle some Dutch directness and is comfortable with the hectic and hasty Dutch way of life. Someone who wants to have fun and make most out of this amazing Summer! Are you open for getting out of your comfort zone and tasting some Dutch craziness? Then don’t worry, we will welcome you warmheartedly!


  • Biking tours (e.g. to the Loonse Druunse dunes in Tilburg)
  • Dutch language and culture workshop
  • Hitchhiking from Amsterdam to Tilburg
  • Equal Rights sessions
  • Beer Cantus (typical Dutch student activity which involves singing traditional songs and drinking beer)
  • Visit ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Camp Vught
  • Red Light District Tour
  • Colour Splash
  • Beer tasting
  • Drugs Workshop
  • Crazy 88
  • Pub crawl in Tilburg
  • Movie night
  • BBQ's

Course Information:

Course: Interactive sessions
Timetable: 10 hours per week
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Trainers of AEGEE-Amsterdam, AEGEE-Tilburg & external trainers
Equipment: Paper, pens & projector
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Netherlands. Notorious for its red light district and its abundance of coffee shops, Amsterdam is also colloquially known as Venice of the North because of its lovely canals that crisscross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something for every traveller's taste here; whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying, or just the relaxing charm of an old European city. Amsterdam is one of the most diverse and multicultural places in the world.

The Hague

The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands, the residence of King Willem-Alexander, and the capital city of the province of South Holland. With a population of 515,880 inhabitants, it is the third-largest city of the Netherlands. The Hague is home for the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes this place one of the major cities in the world hosting the United Nations. The Hague lies on the North Sea and is home to Scheveningen, the most popular seaside resort of the Netherlands, as well as the smaller resort of Kijkduin.


's-Hertogenbosch or Den Bosch has been the capital of the province of Brabant since the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was founded in 1815. This shows with many of the historical landmarks still being intact and open to the public. The Saint John’s Cathedral is a prime example of a rich history which has been conserved. Another example are the fortifications that were built during the same period. Through these fortifications canals were built to increase trade and ease transportation.


With a population of 214.157 Tilburg is the second largest city of Noord-Brabant, and the sixth largest city of the Netherlands. Historically mostly known for its textile industry, now known as a modern city. Tilburg is in the process of repurposing these old buildings into cosy cafés and clubs. Furthermore the music venue ‘013’ is renowned in the Netherlands. The city is surrounded by beautiful nature parks like the ‘Loonse and Drunense Duinen’.

Zaanse Schans in Zaandam

The Zaanse Schans is an area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills.