About ESN VU Amsterdam

Erasmus Student Network VU Amsterdam

ESN VU Amsterdam is the international student association of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We aim to be a platform for intercultural awareness and learning by enabling international students to meet each other as well as local students. We do this by organizing social and cultural activities and establishing links with relevant organizations for internationally-minded students.

ESN VU Amsterdam is a non-profit association run by volunteers. Our association consists of approximately 50 students who commit themselves to a project or part-time basis. The association is run by a board of six members. They run ESN VU Amsterdam on a daily basis and can be found twice a week during office hours at the VU University StudentDOK room 0D-07, exact days and timings are to be announced soon. They also coordinate the four committees that organize the activities and facilitate the PR and Marketing & Communication. 

We are now hiring new committee members for 2018-2019 Fall Semester! Read more about our committees.

Furthermore, ESN VU Amsterdam is also the place you go to for help and advice about your stay in Amsterdam. We can give you advice about the best bars and clubs, transportation, housing and all the practical information you need. For information about your study programme and VU University, please visit the International Service Desk at the VU University Main Building or contact the VU International Office.

ESN VU Amsterdam is part of the international organization ESN. The organization is run by an international board and has 452 sections in 37 different countries. To see all the different sections and read more about ESN check out the website. ESN The Netherlands also has a national board which makes sure there is cooperation between the different sections in one country. For more information about ESN The Netherlands check out their website.


ESN VU Amsterdam offers a diverse program which includes the following activities and many more:
-City Trips – Discover other cities in The Netherlands.
-Weekend Trips - Explore other areas in The Netherlands and neighbouring countries.
-International Dinners - Taste dishes from all around the world.
-Sports - Get active during one of our sports activities.
-Social Activities - Get to know your fellow international students and the Dutch volunteers.
-Parties – Have a laugh, drink and dance.
-Buddy Program – Become part of a group of international students guided by a local student as a buddy.

Share your ESN moments on social media with #THISisESN and #ESNVUAmsterdam!