Netherlands, Groningen

Discovering Holland

when 2 July 2018 - 8 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

In this summer school, students will get to know the Netherlands better and gain insights in the working of this, as it is often perceived, well organized country. Through lectures and subsequent discussions students will be introduced to the main developments in Dutch Politics, Economics, History, and Culture. Participants will learn that the standard image of a neatly organizes country might be true on the surface, but that, in reality, there is more
complexity than one might expect.

Participants will be taught by a group of excellent historians and other specialists who are used to bridging cultural gaps between the Netherlands and other countries. During the interactive lectures, your own contributions will be highly valued and you are encouraged to bring your own perspectives on the Netherlands into the discussions.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. J.S.A.M. van Koningsbrugge

Target group

This interdisciplinary course welcomes students from different fields, such as – but not limited to – History, International Relations, Dutch Language and Culture, European Studies, Sociology and Political Science. The more disciplines participating in the summer school the better our discussions about The Netherlands will be.

Course aim

After this course you will have a:
1. Basic knowledge of Dutch history and politics
2. Basic knowledge of innovating forces of Dutch economy
3. Basic knowledge of Dutch foreign policy

Fee info

EUR 450: The fee includes lunches during the summer school, activities and one dinner.

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