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Care to go Dutch?

Mention Amsterdam as a holiday destination and the first thing that comes to mind are drugs and rampant sex, making it easy to believe there’s not much else to experience. But with its extensive culture and bustling nightlife – there’s something for everyone.

The Museums

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum houses a collection of historical Dutch artefacts and for the history buffs; a visit to the Anne Frank House is a must.

Exploring the City by Bike

The city is broken up by over 100,000 metres of canals, making the easiest (and cheapest!) way to get around by bicycle. Alternatively, you can discover the city via a ‘Pedalo Treasure Hunt’ – a unique way of adding some adventure to your trip while seeing the sights.

Their Clubs

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your nights, you can spend your evening with fellow students in Café De Gieter, a popular student haunt. If you want to experience Amsterdam’s party atmosphere, take a visit to one of their clubs such as Sugar Factory, Club 8 or Escape.



January marks the time where most people start thinking about where they want to spend their summer. If you’re sick of the typical Ibiza, Thailand or Magaluf resorts, it might be time for you to explore other options that are sure to make you the envy of all your friends.


A perfect destination for sun-seekers; as temperatures soar up to 40 degrees. Most young tourists flood to the area of St Julian’s, the main party destination of the island. However, if you’re looking to relax somewhere slightly quieter, Melleiha in the North of the island is an ideal choice.

Split, Croatia

When thinking about sandy beaches, Croatia is not often the first place that comes to mind. Unexpectedly, this city is home one of the most picturesque coastlines in Europe; Bačvice beach being the most popular .The city is also home to amazing Roman ruins, such as Diocletian’s Palace which overlooks the harbour.

Belgrade, Serbia

This capital city is well known for being super cheap – making it extremely student friendly.  Not only does it offer a wealth of historical landmarks, but music-lovers also flock to this city to experience the famous Exit Festival, one of Europe’s best major festivals.