Fashion Buying in Amsterdam

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

Ref: 10007891


Departure Date: 08/04/24

Return Date: 12/04/24


£400: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel/hotel

Travel: Travel booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Fiona Bailey -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £250 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and transfers (if included) after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.


Second  year Fashion Buying students are eligible to apply for this trip. There is a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

The fashion buying in Amsterdam trip gives students an exciting opportunity to spend 5-days visiting brand head office’s, experience Kingpins Show, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, visit the Sustainable Fashion Museum and sample the unique culture of Amsterdam. 
There will be organised tours of several well known fashion brand head offices, including Asics, Adidas, G-Star and Tommy Hilfiger where participants will meet members of the team and see first-hand how brand operations work (subject to staff availability). 

The estimated total cost for travel and accommodation for this trip to Amsterdam is £400. Students will be expected to pay £250, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Amsterdam are:

  • To understand head office brand operations, career opportunities and the history, culture and brand values of brands visited
  • To contextualise learning of sustainable fashion and the impact on the environment through visiting The Fashion for Good Museum
  • To attend Kingpins – a globally recognised trade show, to network with industry and identify future trends in denim and sustainability
  • To experience student life and forge partnership links and networks with The Amsterdam Fashion Academy and guest lectures
  • To experience the rich and diverse culture and history of Amsterdam through students choice of free time activities

Before the trip, students will be expected to research Kingpins, the Fashion For Good Museum of Sustainability and will be given activities to research the brands where the students will be visiting.

Cultural activities

Amsterdam offers a rich and varied culture and there are many experiences students may want to engage with, such as the Anne Frank House, canal boat cruise, hire bikes and explore the city, visit the Albert Cuyp market and the many museums such as the Moco museum, Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum and the upside down museum.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).