well, I wouldn't be sure that studying in holland is better than it is in wales.
I am studying now in my fourth year in the netherlands, but I didn't like it that much. At least the cities near Germany are very expensive to live, the food isn't very good and is expensive as well . Typical dutch food isn't that recommendable - except for the "stroopwaffels" which are really really sweet and really really good waffles. If you should ever come and visit Maastricht (where I studied for the first two years) you should also try the french fries by "Reitz" with special sauce, because these are the very best french fries one has ever tasted.
I have to admit that in the four years of Holland I didn't manage to go to Amsterdam, but I am planning to do that in a few months, when I am done studying. If Flo and you are deciding to visit Amsterdam, you should come by and visit us (it's not that far, maybe an hour by bus) :o)