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Accessibility information about the city of Amsterdam
There is no AHK Disability/Inclusion office, each academy has its own facilities. The student counsellor of your (aspired) academy/study programme can provide you with more information. General information on support during your studies can be found at the AHK website.
The student counsellors are the first point of contact for students with an impairment/disability or chronic condition. They handle the coordination within the study programmes with regard to adjustments for individual students. The examination boards approve changes to the education programme and assessment.
See Chapter 9.2 of the Student Charter for more information on rights, duties and formal procedures. The Student Charter can be found at he Regulations webpage.
The student counsellors can provide more information on whether and which documents are required.
The AHK, like most Higher Education Institutions in the Arts, applies a tailor-made approach, for each of its students. The AHK will try and help students to remove obstacles, in order to be able to study in a fulfilling way. For more information or to apply for additional facilities, please make an appointment with the student counsellor of your (aspired) academy/study programme.
The AHK doesn't have an International relations office, but each academy does have a coordinator internationalisation, who we’d advise you to contact.
General information on student exchange at the AHK can be found at the AHK website.
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Please don't feel discouraged by the few adjustment options that are selected above. That's because adjustments options vary from programme to programme, depending on their specific nature and requirements, but the AHK is happy to work with students on how best to follow their studies and make adjustments accordingly.
The AHK provides access to Student Counsellors, an AHK Student Coach and literacy support software. In addition, each academy/study program has its own facilities and possibilities for adjustments, including adjustments to physical and digital accessibility, adjustments to the education programme and exams. Adjustments for exams may include: using literacy support software, being given more time, making an exam in a quiet place and taking exams in another form (for example orally in stead of written).
For more information, check the website of your (aspired) academy or contact its student counsellor.
Please contact the student counsellor to see what is possible in your individual situation.
You will meet with the student counsellor to discuss your specific needs during your exchange.
Students with special needs can apply for additional funding through the Erasmus+ programme. Your home institution can help you with your application.
The AHK doesn't have a general Medical Service, but your (aspired) academy does support you in finding the right medical and psychological help. Please contact the student counsellor of your (aspired) academy.
Medical assistance for students at the AHK
For non-life threatening medical assistance, start by consulting a general practitioner. This practitioner can then refer you to a specialist in a hospital. More information on the options and how to register, can be found at our webpage on the Dutch Health Care System.
If you or someone around you in a life threatening situation needs urgent medical attention, call the emergency number 112.
If you develop symptoms related to Covid-19, you need to get a free test to check whether you have the virus. Call 0800-1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you're calling with a foreign phone number) to apply and make an appointment. You can also go here for more information.
Your student counsellor can help you find the kind of support that best suits your needs. Your GP can refer you to a psychologist.
You can also make an appointment with the AHK student coach or get support online (for example by calling or chatting with a trained volunteer at Alles oké?).
Unfortunately, the AHK doesn’t have a campus and can’t provide student housing. AHK is member of housinganywhere.com where student scan look for rooms to swap. More information about living in Amsterdam, can be found on the webpage Living in Amsterdam.
During orientation days, you can ask staff members about studying with special needs.
During the welcome activities at each academy supporting staff will present itself, so students will know who to turn to for further information/assistance.
All AHK locations are within 900 meters of an accessible stop. Within 300 meters of an accessible stop are: The Academy of Architecture, the Academy of Theatre and Dance (location Jodenbreestraat), the Netherlands Film Academy and the Reinwardt Academy.
The Academy of Architecture, the Academy of Theatre and Dance (location Jodenbreestraat), the Netherlands Film Academy and the Reinwardt Academy can be reached by metro lines 51, 53 and 54, stop Waterlooplein. The closest accessible tram stop is Weesperplein. The Breitner Academy and DAS Graduate School at Overhoeksplein 2 can be reached by ferry F3 to Buiksloterweg (free of charge) from Central Station. Central Station, with train-, metro-, tram-, bus- and ferrystops, is also the closest stop to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, location Oosterdokskade. The location Atlantisplein (Pop music) can be reached through stop Muiderpoort (train, tram 3, buses) or Oostpoort (tram, bus). The AHK locations at the Marineterrein can be reached by bus (stop Kadijksplein or Kattenburgerplein) and tram 26 (stop Kattenburgerstraat).