It's almost time for the craziest party of the year: Kingsday! Yay! We've only got a few tickets left for our awesome boat party so be quick and get your tickets before it's too late! Be there or be square! You can buy your tickets here


ISN Presents: Clean up Children's Playgrounds! - SocialErasmus #3
Date: 11-04-2017
Time: 08.45-13.00
Price: FREE
Location: Waterlandplein 302

The 11th of April it's time for our THIRD SocialErasmus event! Do something back for the local community by helping out and making a neighbourhood look prettier! :)

‘Huis van de Wijk Waterlandplein’ is a community centre in the North of Amsterdam. Coos Langkemper will welcome you and tell you more about the neighbourhood and the project.
You are really welcome to bring a positive boost, by cleaning up in that neighbourhood. There will also be a school involved, the children will also help with the cleaning.

Help to clean up children’s playgrounds in the area around the community centre, together with children that go to school in that area.

09:00 – 09:30: welcome, information about the neighbourhood and the project
10:00 - We go to school Hogelant and tell the children (around 12 years old) what we are going to do today (cleaning)!
10:15 – 12:30: Cleaning up
12:30 – 13.00: finishing up and have lunch

Interested? SIGN UP HERE:


ISN Presents: Asia & South-Pacific Night!
Date: 20-04-2017
Time: 18.30-22.00
Price: FREE
Location: De Brug, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

ISN Amsterdam proudly presents: the last theme night of the semester, our one and only Asia and South Pacific Night! This event is mainly organized for international students coming from Asia or South Pacific and Dutch students going to a country in that region for their study abroad… but everyone is welcome! 

During the event you'll have the chance to meet and exchange stories about your countries, bring and eat some typical food, play games and listen to some fascinating guest speakers! And as usual, we will go for a “borrel” (some drinks) at CREA café afterwards where you can continue the conversations.

The evening will take place on Thursday 20th of April at Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, REC C room C1.01 and will start at 6:30 PM. If you want to attend, please sign up on this sheet:

Guest speakers will be announced soon!


ISN Presents: FOAM & World Press Photo!

Date: 22-04-2017
Time: 11.30-15.00
Price: € 9,00
Location: FOAM, Keizersgracht 609

April is the month that the World Press Photo Exhibition finally touches base in Amsterdam again! This wonderful exhibition shows visual journalism at its best, most fascinating and in its purest sense. The World Press Photo Foundation is a Dutch initiative and now travels around the world, but what better place to visit it than at its birth place in Amsterdam!

Before going to the World Press Photo Exhibition, we will be taken on a tour through Foam, the Amsterdam Photography museum. That way we will be truly absorbed in the photography culture before heading into the impressiveness of the World Press Photo Exhibition.

Whereas tickets would normally add up to €18, we offer this day including the tour in Foam for only €9 euros! So don't wait and buy your tickets now!

Important: You will need an ESN card to enjoy this wonderful discount. You can buy one at the ISN office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1 and 5 PM. The ISN Office can be found in room 1.15 at CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170

ISN Presents: Trampoline Jumping!
Date: 16-05-2017
Price: €7,00
Time: 18.45-21.45
Location: Bounz Amsterdam, Willinklaan 5

Right before exams are coming up, it is time to get up of that couch and join us for some fun activity! An hour long you can jump, jump around on all the trampolines of Bounz Amsterdam!

Tickets are only 7 euros and include some snacks and the entrance fee!

Buy your tickets online or in the ISN Office on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 1 an 5 PM. The ISN Office is in room 1.15 at CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170.


ISN is looking for new board members!

Are you an international student doing a full degree at the UvA or HvA instead of only an exchange semester? Then we're looking for you! ISN Amsterdam is looking for 8 enthusiastic and ambitious board members for 2017-2018! Who are we looking for?
Motivated students of the UvA or HvA with an interest in the international student community that are willing to put in their best efforts a whole academic year long for about 20 hours per week.
What are we offering you?
  • You contribute to the great experience of international students in Amsterdam.
  • You get the opportunity to meet lots of different people from all over the world.
  • You get to work in a professional organisation, in which you develop yourself socially and you attain valuable work experience for your future career
  • You get the chance to mingle on a national and international level.
  • You experience what it is like to coordinate big events on different locations inside and outside the Netherlands.
  • You receive – if the UvA/HvA is in agreement that you meet the requirements – an administrative grant of around €200 per month
Fill in the form on this page, before April 21.
Low on time?
Consider joining one of our committees.  

Spring is in the air!
Winter is over and it's finally starting to get warm again! Yay! To make the best of these warm and sunny days in Amsterdam, you can bike around the city, relax at one of the parks or have a drink on a nice terrace. To help you find the best terraces in Amsterdam, this blog made a terrace top 10. Check it out and get some inspiration!

The Dutch ABC
It's time for the third part!

Koningsdag!  Surely everybody has heard of our most famous holiday: King's Day! Until a couple of years ago it used to be Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) but since we have our new King, the national holiday's date has changed to his birthday date: the 27th of April. This day the whole country turns orange, and everywhere you look you'll see flea markets, parties and other festive activities!

Lekker! If you’ve lived, toured, visited, or really spent any amount of time in the lowlands and you haven’t heard this word…well, then I’d suggest you get your ears checked – and quick! Lekker in its original form refers to food and can be roughly translated as tasty or yummy. The Germans and Belgians still use lekker in this form, however, over time Dutch people have taken incredible liberties with the word and now essentially use it to describe, well, just about everything!  A cookie can of course be lekker, but so can a feeling, an experience, a place and even a person! 

Madurodam. This is a miniature park and tourist attraction in The Hague. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments. The park was opened in 1952 and has since been visited by tens of millions of visitors. Last weekend ISN Amsterdam visited Madurodam with a big group of students!

Nederland / Holland. A lot of foreigners don't know the difference between Holland and the Netherlands, they think it's exactly the same but sometimes some people even think these are two completely different countries! So to make everything clear: The Netherlands is the name of our country, Holland is actually only a region on the west coast of Netherlands. 2 of Netherlands' 12 provinces are North Holland and South Holland - and together they constitute Holland. The biggest cities in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague - are in Holland. So it isn't that weird that people confuse these two names, but from now on you know you should always refer to the Netherlands!

Oranje! Orange is our favorite colour, during soccer matches, King's day and other national activities the whole country turns orange. But do you know why? The answer is simple: Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family, which hails from the House of Orange!


Whether you are in the Netherlands or exploring other destinations within Europe, The Active Place is the website you’ll want to check out to find in a few seconds all outdoor sports possibilities. Whether you are an experienced outdoor sport lover or an absolute beginner, there is an outdoor sport adventure waiting for you. Have an insanely great experience throughout your next semester in Amsterdam and enjoy all the travels to come! We will stay in touch.

Dare to be out there - The Active Place

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Meet the Student of the Week!

 Mark is our new student of the week! Thanks to him, and only him, the bus didn't depart without all the other students from Paris.  After the hitchhiking to Paris trip, everybody had to go back by bus, but almost everyone was too late. Thanks Mark for your help! Here's a short introduction about Mark:

Hi! I'm 22 years old from Bonn Germany, currently studying physics. I like biking, swimming and rowing which all aligns perfectly with Hollands beautiful fietspads and grachts.
Apart from my sportive activities in Amsterdam I enjoy bacon Panekoeken the most! Great Dutch invention, thanks.


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