You can join ESN by registering as a member during Office Hours at VU University (studentend0k 02 - 0D wing). The ESN membership fee is 10€ for the full year. When you register, you will instantly receive your personal ESNcard. NOTE: due to COVID-19 situation, it is not yet possible to purchase ESNcard. We expect to start selling them again from September 1st.
The ESNcard is our membership card that is required to participate in ESN exclusive activities and it will give you a discount up to €10 on all our open events. The ESNcard will also be your FREE ENTRANCE pass to the weekly International Student Night at Coco's Outback! Next to this, the ESNcard will give you lots of local and (inter)national discounts. You first have to register online at esncard.org to enjoy discounts in 40 countries throughout Europe. Perfect for when you are planning to travel a lot!
Did you know we are partners with RyanAir and Lebara Mobile for example? For more information about the ESNcard (inter)national discounts check out the website esncard.org or have a look at the best deals we have here below.
Your ESNcard gives you a €3,50 discount on the entrance fee of the Heineken Experience. So take your ESNcard with you and go visit the famous Heineken brewery in the heart of Amsterdam for only €14,50 instead of €18.
Lebara Mobile, your prepaid telecom provider in the Netherlands. One of the first things international students want to sort out when they arrive in the Netherlands is their phone subscription. When you study in the Netherlands, Lebara Mobile is one of the best and cheapest telecom provider for you as an international student. It’s prepaid, so you have total freedom. No contract needed, no credit check, no registration, no obligations. So you can easily stay in touch with your new international friends and your family and friends at home! We will provide you with a free Lebara Mobile sim card during the introduction days, and for the ones that missed it can get theirs during our Office Hours.
Very low call & SMS rates
Lebara Mobile offers very low call & SMS rates for almost any country in the world. Check the rates of your own country at http://www.lebara.nl/prepaid/rates?isoCode=en_GB
Social media, WhatsApp, mailing, surfing, music & video. Everything mobile and high-speed. For every smartphone. A bundle of 1GB is only €10,- and is valid for a 30 day
SIM-card & top-ups
During the introduction period, we will provide you with a free Lebara SIM card. Don't worry if you can't make it to the introduction activities, the SIM cards are also available at the ESN office. Topping up your card is just as easy, visit this website and top up online.
Stay Okay hostels
Stay Okay has 26 hostels in The Netherlands. With your ESNcard, you will receive a 10% discount on your stay in any of these hostels. Visit their website here.
ESN the Netherlands is proud to present a new national partner: Eurosender, a major European booking engine for booking of an international door to door shipping service. Eurosender is one of the leading European booking engines for ordering door-to-door shipping services for various items such as luggage, packages, parcels, sporting equipment and more.
By aggregating demand of their customers, they gain bargaining power with couriers, allowing them to negotiate affordable shipping prices that are up to 70% cheaper than standard fares offered by couriers directly.
Eurosender is committed to offering the best price to service ratio on every route within the EU, working with only select local couriers. Eurosender has a logistics network comprised of only the best and most respected European couriers such as UPS, DPD, GLS, Swedish Post, ACS, DD Schenker and SEUR.
All the exchange students in the Netherlands will, therefore, be entitled to receive 10% discount by entering the promotional code "ESNNL" when booking your shipping service.
Eurosender- Simple. Reliable. Affordable
CLICK HERE to send your luggage or package with discount.