The Dutch National Summer School is held in the studios of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, one of the most prestigious theaters in Europe. The theater is located in the centre of Amsterdam and is easily accessible via car or public transportation.
Amsterdam is a fascinating city with unlimited possibilities with regards to art, culture and recreation. The city centre is home to a number of major museums like the Rijksmuseum (displaying works by Rembrandt and Vermeer) the Van Gogh Museum (with the largest Van Gogh collection in the world) and the Amsterdam Hermitage, the only auxiliary branch of the Hermitage of St. Petersburg.
To experience culture in Amsterdam, you do not have to go to a museum; a walk or a boat trip through the famous ring of canals with the many characteristic 17th and 18th century facades or an excursion through the picturesque former working-class quarter, ‘De Jordaan’ is enough. This historic neighborhood, where the Anne Frank House is also located, was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2010. In addition to its rich history, Amsterdam has much more to offer; it is an exuberant, international city with an extensive range of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafés, parks, theaters, concert venues (like the world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw), cinemas, et caetera. With so much to do and see, one need never be bored!
Amsterdam also serves as an excellent base for exploring the rest of Holland and other European cities. Paris, Berlin, Antwerp, London, Madrid, Rome and Barcelona are all within easy reach by train or airplane.