Applied Economics in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ref: 10003031


BA and BSC Economics students enrolled on Applied Techniques for Economists (ECON1541) and Developments in Advanced Microeconomics (ECON3534) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 40 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 15. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Applied Economics in Amsterdam will give students the chance to explore the exciting activities in the digital economy at Amsterdam that apply economic theory and relevant knowledge to nowadays market and policy research. This trip will give students the opportunity to visit:

Royal Floral Holland Aalsmeer – Flowers Trading Centre: This is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world, and the only place in the world where you can watch them in action! Students will be at the centre of the international flower trade, and they will experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor, watch traders bidding against the clock and be amazed at the quantity of beautiful flowers traded daily from more than ten countries. Students can explore and apply the economic theory in the analysis of flowers auction activities at the world’s largest flowers trading centre.

Amsterdam Science Park: This is the home to one of the largest concentrations of sciences in Europe. This unique juncture of prestigious education, high-quality research and knowledge-intensive business has been carefully cultivated to stimulate innovation and collaboration. With the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science, the Amsterdam University College, dozens of renowned research institutes and some 120 companies – from start-ups to multinationals – all working in the fields of IT, Life Sciences, advanced technology, and sustainability, Amsterdam Science Park has become a vibrant melting pot where business, science and innovation meet. Students will take Behind the Scenes tour offered by the Science Park to meet and interact with inspirational scientists, entrepreneurs and students. This will give students the opportunity to explore the significance of applied economics techniques in nowadays digital economics.

Cultural activities

During this trip, participants will have the opportunity to independently visit the many culture sites of Amsterdam such as Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. Recommended cultural visits include the Tulip Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam Innovation Tour and the NEMO Science Museum.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the immigration requirements for the Netherlands. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and areresponsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 15 April 2019
  • Return date: Thursday 18 April 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250-300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Thursday 28 February 2019 9am