Intreeweek 2020

In September your student life in Amsterdam will finally start. Studying is more than attending classes and working on group projects. Your time in Amsterdam will be an amazing adventure!

To prepare you for the time of your life, Committee Intree will organize a memorable introduction week. A week you absolutely can’t miss as a student at the UvA. A week full of parties, culture, music and new friends awaits you…

What is Intreeweek?

Intreeweek is the official introduction week of the University of Amsterdam. With two senior students of your study as guides, you will get to know the city, the university and your fellow students. We tranquilly start the day by exploring what cultural, creative or other leisure activities Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam have to offer.

When lunch is finished there are several events at different locations. On Monday there will be a grand opening in Carré, the Tuesday afternoon is all about sports at Science Park, on Thursday you are able to explore the beautiful Pijp (a well known neighborhood in Amsterdam) and on Friday you will get to dance in the sunshine at our own Intree Festival in Arena Park. After dinner there’s an extensive night programme waiting for you. You’ll be going to the biggest movie theatre in the city centre (after opening hours), to the NDSM Loods where you’ll  get a chance to meet with all student associations, to one of the museums in Amsterdam, after which outstanding parties will blast off in the most popular venues of the city. Think of Paradiso, Melkweg, AIR and the Gashouder. Amsterdam has so much to offer and our aim is to show you all of it!

Study programme introduction

During Intreeweek 2020, several study programmes  have introductions to their respective programmes, mainly on Monday and Tuesday. During this introduction you, along with all the first year students of your programme, will receive information regarding schedules, textbooks etc. The study programme introduction is useful as well as mandatory. All first year students will be present.

You will find more information about this study programme introduction in the email you received upon your enrolment at the UvA. It is possible that the activities of the study programme education introduction overlap with those of Intreeweek. This is not a problem: after the introduction you can easily return to the Intree programme. During the study programme  introduction you’ll be under the responsibility of the relevant faculty. Please direct further questions about the education introduction to your study programme’s contact person.

During the introductions Intreeweek is not responsible for providing your lunch/diner. We are not able to bring the lunch/diner to the introductions, you will have to come pick it up yourself at the right time/location (for your group).


It is not possible to arrange things like a passport, phone, bank affairs ed. during this week. We advise you to travel to the Netherlands one week in advance, so you can arrange these things before the start of the Intreeweek. 

We would like to direct you to UvA Student Services for further questions regarding your immigration to the Netherlands.

Student Services


A few things to keep in mind before you enroll.


The registration deadline for Intreeweek 2020 is set for the 16th of August 23:59h. After that time, registration closes! Keep in mind: we have limited spaces available.


24 August – 28 August 2020 (The week prior to the first lectures)


Early bird from July 1st till July 25th, 2020: €100,-

Late bird from July 26th till August 16th 23:59h, 2020: €125,-

Place to Stay

Don’t have any accommodation in Amsterdam yet? No problem. During the week you can stay at the University Sports Center (USC). This price includes breakfast and a refreshing shower. You will have to bring a mattress and a sleeping bag.

Early bird USC from July 1st till July 25th, 2020: €45,-

Late bird USC from July 26th till August 16th 23:59h, 2020: €55,-

Terms and Conditions

Before you register, make sure to read the terms and conditions. For the Terms and Conditions:

Participants and Mentors – Terms and Conditions

Crew members – Terms and Conditions