Student Life

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Student life in Amsterdam

Day or night, there is always something happening in Amsterdam. With over 800 bars and restaurants, you will always find a spot where you can drink coffee, chat, study or soak up daily life.

When it comes to nightlife in the Dutch capital, there are bars, festivals, stages and clubs to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house. Or dive into Amsterdam's cultural scene by visiting one of the independent film houses, theatres or comedy clubs. Amsterdam's relaxed vibe has inspired many students over the years and continues to draw students in with its many charms.

If you would like to know what's going on in Amsterdam, please visit:

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TimeOut
DJguide

Student Societies

Amsterdam boasts a large number of student associations. From extreme sports to art and politics to music - there is plenty to choose from! Joining a society is a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. 

For international students, there is also the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), an international student organisation. Besides organising social events and workshops, ESN can give you support before and after your arrival. They can also help you to integrate in The Netherlands. ESN currently exists in three Inholland locations: Amsterdam/Diemen, Haarlem and Rotterdam. Find out more about ESN Diemen.

Want to know more about other associations? Go to:

Lid Worden in Amsterdam
International Student Network Amsterdam
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