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.

The ESNcard is our membership card that is required to participate in ESN exclusive activities and it will give you a discount of €3 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 to enjoy discounts in 39 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 or have a look at the best deals we have here below.

For certain discounts, you need to get your promo-code from the ESNcard website. You can register on the following link: and get your promo code. Here you can also find the full list of ESNcard deals in Amsterdam (more coming soon).


Heineken Experience

Your ESNcard gives you a €6,50 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 €11,50 instead of €18.



Comedy Cafe

Every Thursday the Comedy Café presents talented comedians from every corner of the world. We welcome English-speaking comedians to share their hilarious life experiences and unconventional views of the world. So come along for an evening of brilliant comedy at the most spectacular comedy venue in Amsterdam, only a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Check out their website here. ESNcard price: 9,-
Doors open at 19:30. The show starts at 20:15-22:30



(Inter)National discounts


RyanAir has committed to improving Erasmus experience for all European students. That is why when flying with Ryanair, all ESNcard holders will be able to enjoy:
- 15% discount on 8 single flights (or 4 return flights)
- Free check-in luggage of 15kg with each of these 8 flights booked
- Weekly travel offers for Erasmus students
- Tailored Ryanair in-journey offers on the mobile app

Check the details and conditions here! This is important or you could be asked to pay the difference at the gate.
Important: The same exact information that you fill in while registering for the ESNcard on should be submitted in the myRyanair profile!

Lebara Mobile

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

Mobile internet

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.



Improve your Dutch on the go!

InDutch provides a new dimension to learning Dutch, by taking its students directly to daily life situations, such as supermarkets and bars. The study program is interactive, the content of the sessions depends on the needs of the students. Have you met a cute Dutch guy or girl and would you like to have a chat? Prepare it during the tutoring sessions. Are you having difficulties ordering your food in a bar? This can also be included in your sessions. The tutors generally are young people who have lived or studied abroad as well, and therefore they know exactly how to help you learn Dutch in the best possible way.

Learn in series of 5 times 1,5-hour sessions about Dutch pronunciation, ordering drinks, have a chat, shopping, directions, buy your second-hand bike, making an appointment, meet your locals, hot spots in town and anything else you want to know. There is a special discount for ESN/ISN students! All the classes start in a local café where you make a study plan together with your tutor, based on your personal goals and objectives. 

For more information, we would like to direct you to InDutch’ website here.

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.