ESN VU Amsterdam

The International Study Association of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

''Students Helping

  • Largest student association of Europe operating in 40 countries through 500 sections & 14.500 active members , ESN VU being a local section of ESN The Netherlands
  • More than 30 years working towards mobile & flexible education by supporting & developing exchange programs and providing international experiences to students who do not participate on a semester abroad
  •  Powered by student volunteers in roles of board & committee members, buddies, coaches (to name a few) managing & making ESN services possible for 190.000 students each year

We are not
in this alone

The Erasmus Student Network the Netherlands has different institutionals and commercial partners that help us in many different ways.

ESN in numbers

and the numbers don't lie!

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General Student Information

The Netherlands is a small country in North-Western Europe with about 17 million inhabitants. It is neighbours with Germany and Belgium and lies by the North Sea, making it a sea climate …

ESN Projects

More to discover

ESN has many projects that make life easier. Erasmus in Schools aims to bring international students during their mobility experience in the Netherlands closer to the local communities.

The ExchangeAbility project was also initiated due to a recognition of the current situation regarding the mobility of students with disabilities.

The ESNcard is the membership card of the Erasmus Student Network. It is a proof of membership in an ESN section and so indirectly of the ESN Network. To learn more visit our website

Blogs and more...

National Platform

NP1 rocks 🙂

start typing nice things 🙂 Amazingly multicultural Before leaving for Zagreb, I first had to fill in some paperwork in which I decided which classes I wanted to follow, arranged a scholarship, and took an English test. One of my

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Exchange your Story

Exchange your Story – Zagreb, Croatia

After a little break we’re back with another story that’ll hopefully inspire you to explore the option of going on an exchange abroad. This week we’re traveling back to Eastern Europe, with its authentic culture and beautiful surroundings. Our destination;

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  •  Become a volunteer & develop skills by joining a fun community of students 
  • 4hr/week of work
  • Free Events & a lot of socializing  & self development


Phone: + 31 (0)20 598 9898
De Boelelaan 1105, StudentDOk
1081 HV Amsterdam
MON 12:30 - 13:30, WED 12:30 - 13:30