Art & Design Guide

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most important cultural cities, with a rich history and home to some illustrious works of art. A study trip to Amsterdam is certain to be a uniquely rewarding experience. Art enthusiasts, make sure you visit…

Van Gogh House

More than a museum, Vincent van Gogh House is a living gallery, giving you the chance not only to see Van Gogh’s works, but get a real feeling for the man himself. The audio visual experience ‘the master’s roots’ takes you into Van Gogh’s world, where you’ll meet his whole family, including his Uncle ‘Cent’ the art dealer; you’ll also hear his successors tell stories of how he has inspired their work. Vincent van Gogh House is a unique learning experience, that will give you a whole new perspective on one of the most influential artists of all time.


One of the finest museums in the world, The Rijksmuseum (The State Museum) gives you the opportunity to see the Dutch masters, including Rembrandt’s “Night watch” and works by Vermeer, van Dyck and Jan Steen. It also houses an outstanding collection of prints, drawings and classic photography. If you are studying The Arts make sure a visit to the Rijksmuseum is top of your list.

Rembrandthuis Museum

Step back in time and explore the house where Rembrandt lived and worked, between 1639 and 1658. Get a unique insight on both Rembrandt’s life and the Dutch Golden Age, along with a modern annex, featuring exhibitions from predecessors, contemporaries and current artists. Learn about his unique technique, with demonstrations of etching and paint preparation or take a free workshop in the studio and try your hand at producing your own etchings.