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Dive into medieval, early modern and modern history of Europe

European Urban and Cultural History

Are you interested in European Urban History, and would you like to discover more about Amsterdam?

Then the minor European Urban and Cultural History is perfect for you!

Admission and registration

  • Admission

    The entrance requirement is having attended successfully at least one 100-level course in history.

  • Registration

    More information about Admission and Registration (Dutch: Aanmelden voor een minor)

    Are you not a student of the faculty of Humanities of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and would you like to take this minor? First request permission from your own Examination Board.  Make sure that this permission is in place before the registration for the courses starts.

    You need to register for the courses you want to take. Four courses in the minor are mandatory: European Cultural History (level 100), Amsterdam: A Historical Introduction (level 200), Dutch Literature and Culture in the Golden Age (level 100) and Amsterdam Jewish Culture (level 300).

    In the second and third period, you can make a choice between Decolonizing Europe: History and Memory (level 300) or History of Emotions (research) (level 300) and History of Emotions (level 200). VU students make sure that you take at least 2 courses on level 300.​ See the course scheme for the courses and course codes.

    Are you an exchange student or Semester in Amsterdam student? The International Office is responsible for course approval and registration. Please contact either the Incoming Exchange Team or Semester in Amsterdam Team for details:


    Semester in Amsterdam

Do you want to know more, or do you need advice?

Don't hesitate to contact Prof. dr. Petra van Dam