ESN City Trips

In order to enrich your experience abroad and help you explore more places, ESN organizes several city trips throughout the year to destinations in both, within the Netherlands as well as outside of the country. Most of our trips last for either a day or last for 2-3 days.
While organising these trips, we make sure to include everything that you may need during the trip such as meals and activities. In addition to that, this is what you can expect:
- A great active members team to make this trip awesome
great opportunity to visit new places
- to experience the local cultures and traditions
- a fun way to meet new people and start new friendships

Need to know about the destinations we usually go to? The following are some of the trips that we have done in the past!

Very Much Dutch City Trip (Volendam/Zaanse Schans)

This is one of the best opportunities to thoroughly explore Dutch culture, people, and traditions. Zaanse Schans is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands. It’s tiny village with historic Dutch houses and windmills attracts around 1.6 million visitors yearly. The second city, Volendam, is famous for it’s fishing culture and nice harbor at IJsselmeer.

Trip to Oktoberfest

Right at the beginning of the academic year, we visit the Oktoberfest, the world’s most famous beer festival situated in Munich (Germany). It is a 16-18 day folk festival that starts from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than six million people from all across the world attending the event every year.

Trip to Carnival

Every year ESN organises a trip to the famous in this part of Europe carnivals. Doesn’t matter whether we are going to Eindhoven, Maastricht or Cologne the experience is always unique

Trip to Antwerp

This annual trip takes you to the beautiful Belgian city of Antwerp which is filled with historical marvels, murals, big diamond industries, Belgian chocolate and of course, excellent beer! This trip includes authentic (and delicious!) Belgian food, a tour of the beer factory, and plenty of time to visit the entire city.

Trip to Maastricht

Also a trip often present in our year program. With its specific location between 3 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany) Maastricht is famous with its nice architecture and the special dialect that the locals are speaking

Trip to Christmas Market

One of the most special times of the year is when Christmas is around! Germany, along with some other nations, is famous for their unique Christmas markets that offer a warm, cosy and pleasant atmosphere. It does not matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, the market will surely bring you in the Christmas mood! To visit these fairs, we have been to Cologne, Dresden, who knows where we will go next?

A trip to Ibiza

Yes, we love exploring, we love learning about new cultures and traditions, but we are also students who love to party! What is a better place to party than the party capital of Europe itself? Ibiza!