AUAS Introduction

Cultural Organisations

Visit one of the cultural organisations to explore the city of Amsterdam on Wednesday, 29 August. Below, you can find an overview of locations and activities to attend.

Book your ticket before 20 August to be sure of a place, because when they're gone, they're gone!



Photography Museum Foam shares its love for the medium through exhibitions in Amsterdam and abroad, Foam Magazine, public events and projects. Foam is the place for photography in all her forms: documentary, contemporary and historical. Monographic and group exhibitions in which the work of (world) famous photographers like Richard Avedon and August Sander is shown are mixed with exhibitions by emerging photographers like Samual Gratacap and Thomas Albdorf.

For up-to-date programme: foam.org/programme.

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the world's oldest botanical gardens. The garden and greenhouses feature no less than 4,000 plant varieties from all corners of the world. Its rich history makes the 'Hortus' an oasis of peace and quiet at the heart of the busy city.

On Wednesday, 29 August, special tours are being organised for you at 15:00 and 16:00, so book your tickets soon!

The Tropenmuseum is an ethnographic museum housed in one of the most beautiful original museum buildings in the Netherlands. Its monumental atrium offers a broad view of everything that the museum has to offer.

On Wednesday, 29 August, you can visit the Tropenmuseum either alone or with your new fellow students. All you need to do is book tickets.

Let's go to ARTIS! Allow yourself and your fellow students to be captivated by the many species of animals that live in the Forest House and the Bird House. Pay a visit to the reticulated giraffes, zebras, greater kudus, Thomson's gazelles and springboks on the Savannah. Be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. Marvel at the tropical fish on display at the monumental Aquarium. Alternatively, you can stroll through the historical city park.

The world's first specialist condom shop, V.O.F. Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies, opened its doors in 1987. One of the condom shop's aims was immediately achieved as a result of all the media attention: it broke the taboo surrounding the sale of condoms.

On Wednesday, 29 August, the Condomerie will be organising a tour and 'condom quiz' in which you can win some great prizes. You'll also receive a Condomerie tape measure. Don't delay, book your tickets today!

NEMO Science Museum is a science and technology museum in Amsterdam. In contrast to many traditional museums, NEMO's motto is 'hands on!' In other words, not touching is not allowed.

The Royal Concertgebouw, which opened on 11 April 1888, is a building with various different concert halls. It is the home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

The programme below has been put together especially for all new AUAS and UvA students.

  • Beethoven – Overture No. 3 (from Fidelio, Op. 72b)
  • Prokofiev – Montagues and Capulets (from Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64ter)
  • Williams – Raiders March (from the Indiana Jones films)
  • Goemans – Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten (arr. H. Bouma)

You can attend a concert at noon on Wednesday, 29 August. All you need to do is book tickets.

NH Media is the media company for North Holland. We operate in conjunction with AT5. The two media brands NH and AT5 inform, inspire and connect the city and the region. NH News and AT5 are the main sources of news for North Holland and Amsterdam. We are an innovative media company with 250 driven professionals providing high-quality content for apps, websites, social media, radio and TV.

On Wednesday, 29 August, NH Media will be organising media training and a tour of the building. A limited number of spaces are available, so book your tickets soon!


NH Media AT5

Published by  Student Affairs 24 July 2018