We're selling ISN Amsterdam Hoodies!! For only 25 euros you can also have one of these beautiful hoodies which will remember you of your exchange semester in Amsterdam forever! Unfortunately we don't have a picture yet, but we'll post one on Facebook shortly. They're black on the outside with white letters on the front an the typical houses of Amsterdam on the back, and red from the inside. Just stop by at our office to see (and buy) them! :)


Erasmus in Schools (English & Spanish)
Date: 07-03-2017
Price: FREE
Time: 10.00-14.00
Location: Two different high schools

It is time to go back to school!
For our first Erasmus in Schools event we will go to TWO different high schools in Amsterdam to help the students improve their language skills! One of these languages is SPANISH, the other ENGLISH! It’s the perfect way to get to know the Dutch culture and school life, while sharing your knowledge! :)

> For all our SPANISH speaking ISN’ers: The Cartesius Lyceum is looking for you! By talking to the students about your country and culture you will help them improve their Spanish and motivate them to keep learning more.
Sign up here (Spanish):

> For all our ENGLISH speaking ISN’ers: Come with us to the St. Nicolaaslyceum! The students of this high school will show you around and interact with you to improve their English and show you a bit of their daily school lives.
Sign up here (English):

Please note that you do not have to be a native speaker but do have to be (almost) FLUENT in either Spanish or English! (Meaning you will be actually able to express yourself and have a conversation.) 

Does this sound as good to you as it does to us? All you have to do is sign up by filling out one of the forms! (Around two days prior to the event, you will receive the final information.)
Lunch will be provided by us, the whole event is FREE! We hope to see you there!

Date: 07-03-2017
Time: 17.45-22.30
Location: Pathé Tuschinski

Everyone knows TED Talks and who has not been inspired by at least one of them! Now ISN Amsterdam has the opportunity to provide a small amount of discount tickets for this year's TEDxAUCollege event, organized by Amsterdam University College!

Tickets are only €19,95 and can be bought at the ISN Office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1 and 5 PM. The ISN Office is in room 1.15 at CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170.
Or buy your tickets online!

More information on the event can be found here:

IMPORTANT: To enjoy our discount, you will need and ESN Card. You can buy one at the office and have to show it at the event.

Europe Night
Date: 16-03-2017
Price: FREE
Time: 18.30-21.30
Location: REC C room C1.01, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

ISN Amsterdam proudly presents: our second theme night of the semester, the Europe Night! This event is mainly organized for international students coming from Europe and Dutch students going to a country in Europe 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 per usual, we will go for a “borrel” (some drinks) at CREA café afterwards. 

Guest speakers to be announced!

The evening will take place on Thursday 16th of March 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:

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

ISN Presents: Karting!
Date: 21-03-2017
Time: 19.15 - 21.00
Price: €15,00
Location: Race Planet (Herwijk 10, Amsterdam)

Due to bad weather conditions the karting event of last week had to be postponed. The new date 21-03-2017

Whooohooo it is time to go Karting! Time to get out all of your surplus of energy while racing againtst your fellow exchange students and some of our board members. Make sure to join this event and drive as fast as you cannnnn

IMPORTANT: you will need an ESN card to particitipate in this event. If you buy a ticket online, you will have to show your ESN card at the event. If you don't have one, you can buy one for 5 euros (in CASH) at the door.
When buying a ticket at the office you can show your ESN card there or buy one together with the ticket
Hope to see you there!

ESN NL Berlin Trip: Spring Break Edition

Last semester 800 students joined on an Epic trip to Prague, and we also have something crazy planned for you this semester. The best way to go crazy one more time before your exams is of course by going on a Spring Break Trip to Berlin! During the weekend we will show you all cultural aspects from this great city, and in the evening we will go all out with beach bars, a pub crawl and many other things we have planned for you. A ticket for this second national event of the year costs only €149. Last semester tickets were sold out within 2 days, so be quick to make sure you don’t miss out! The ticket sale started half an hour ago so be quick!!
Departure with your ESN section on Thursday evening (in between 20:30 and 22:30 depending on the city) on the 4th of May. You will return from Berlin on Sunday the 7th, in order to be back in time for class on Monday morning. 
The following things are included:
- Transportation there and back (by bus)
- A hostel including breakfast
- During day 1 a City Tour will take you past all the highlights of the city
- Crazy ESN party with VIP entrance
- Spring Break party in a beach bar in Berlin!
- Survival Guide with all the information you need
- A great team of guides that will ensure a great time in this beautiful city
- Optional: a Pub Crawl

We hope you are as excited for this event as we are!


Wintro Survey

Sooo almost a month has passed since the Winter Introduction Week and we hope everyone has fully recovered from the Wintro and has found his or her way in Amsterdam by now. Because we want make the next introduction week even better than this one, we're really curious about your opinions on this week guys! Please fill out this short survey and tell us what we can do better or worse next time :) Best of all, we'll give away 3 x 2 free tickets to the first screening of the movie "Illegitim" in the Rialto Theatre the 8th of March, see the next column for more information! And if you don't want to go the movie, please still do us a favour and answer the short survey! :)

Roffa Mon Amour

It all started with a huge fondness for arthouse cinema and a lacking of diverse programming in Rotterdam which started the filmfestival in 2012. Every year since then,  an open air filmfestival in Rotterdam is organised called: Roffa Mon Amour! With the festival they offer an opportunity to rising cinematic talent. The program has films by filmmakers who are just starting out, who have premiered they’re first or second feature film worldwide. Now Roffa Mon Amour has started organising monthly screenings of new films in the 3 biggest cities of the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Every second Wednesday of the month the feature film of an emerging director is screened in different cinemas across these cities. The film starts at the exact same time everywhere and is followed by a Q&A with the director. The Q&A is live-broadcasted in all participating cinemas as well as online. 

8 March they'll show the movie "illegitim" at the Rialto film theatre in Amsterdam. This movie of the Romanian  director Ardrian Sitaru is said to be the Festen of Eastern Europe.

The Anghelescu family, father and gynaecologist Victor and his four grown-up children, have just finished enjoying a meal together. They all seem perfectly comfortable with each other, until one of the kids brings up the father’s record during the Communist regime. Is it true that he used to inform on women who were attempting to terminate unwanted pregnancies? Victor not only confirms that the accusations were true, but also refuses to be defensive about it. He insists the only reason for his conduct was purely moral. The difference of opinions – for it is obvious that his children cannot go along with him – soon degenerates into pandemonium…

You can buy your tickets here


Language Buddy Program!

Want to learn a new language or improve one that you already know? Would you like to engage in an informal exchange of languages? Then the Language Exchange Program is something for you!

The Language Exchange Program is meant for students who may have picked up a language while travelling; for people who think that a given language sounds interesting; for someone who learned it in school, but has then forgotten most of it; or people who basically enjoy speaking a specific language and interacting with people face to face. 

Based on your language preference and your own language skills, ISN will pair you up one and one, granted that the coordinators can find a match for your language preference. ISN will host an information meeting, where you can get tips and tricks for starting your exchange of languages. 

For questions, send an email to

You can apply for the Student Language Exchange Program till the 20th of Match.
After that, you will hear who your language partner is around the 22nd of March by mail.
Friday the 24th of March at 5 pm we will organize an event where you can meet each other!



Sushi with 15 % discount!

Please make sure to reservate

Monday till Sunday 0,50 discount on every shot!

Great place for drinking!


Meet the Student of the Week 

 Magda Wloczka is the student of the week! She was one of the few students who didn't go just one, but two days to carnaval with ISN!!! Thank you for your enthusiasm Magda and let's keep on partying in Coco's!


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