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What student associations can I join?

The AMSIB community embraces people ranging from different socioeconomic backgrounds, religion, sexual orientation and cultural heritage. Student clubs bring together our diverse student body on different topics and activities.

Associations for gender/sexuality

Amsterdamse Studentenvereniging Gay
A.S.V.Gay is a student association for homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in Amsterdam.

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, (room 4.12)
1018 WV Amsterdam
E: info@asvgay.nl 
A.S.V. Gay (Amsterdam Gay Student Association)

Associations for religion and spirituality

CSFR is a Dutch reformed Christian student organisation in Amsterdam.

Heesterveld 188
1102 SC Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 615 8976
E: abactis@amstelodamense.nl
W: www.csframsterdam.nl(opens in new window)

HSFN (Hindu Student Forum Netherlands)
Hindoe Studenten Forum Nederland
This student association is particularly is aimed at Hindu students and has an active branch in Amsterdam.

E: amsterdam@hsfn.nl
W: www.hsfn.nl(opens in new window)

Associations for international students

There is a variety of student associations with an international focus. Many offer activities and services that are specifically orientated towards international students.

With almost 500 members, AEGEE-Amsterdam is one of the largest student organisations in Amsterdam. This organisation is part of AGEE-Europe, a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe.

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 5252496
AEGEE website 

AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation, with locations in over 127 countries. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to go on international internships, acquire leadership experience and participate in a global learning environment.

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 (room 4.17)
1018 WV Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 626 5030
AIESEC website 

ASVA Student Union
ASVA offers several services for students such as housing mediation and cheap bikes. See their website for information that can be useful for international students.
ASVA website 

ISMA (International Students Meetingpoint Amsterdam)
ISMA is organised by Dutch Christians in Amsterdam for students and academics/researchers studying away from home.
T: +31 (0)20 614 1653
E: info@isma-amsterdam.org
ISMA website 

ISN (International Student Network Amsterdam)
The International Student Network (ISN) is run by Dutch students specifically for international students studying in Amsterdam. ISN aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students in Dutch society, and Amsterdam in particular.

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 525 3721

Associations on ethnicity and culture

AtlasBridges (Moroccan / Dutch student association)
Student association for Moroccan / Dutch students at the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).

Postal address
Marnixkade 87-2A
1015 ZH Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)6 428 149 41
AtlasBridges website (in Dutch) 

ASN (Asian Students in the Netherlands)
Aziatische Studenten Nederland
Student association for Asian students at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Postal address
Postbus 9509
1006 GA Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)6 46432598
E: info@asn-online.nl 
ASN website (in Dutch) 

IJAR Dutch Union of Jewish Students
IJAR Amsterdam (Joodse studenten- en jongerenvereniging)

Postbus 75517
1070 AM Amsterdam
E: info@ijar.nl
IJAR Facebook page (in Dutch) 

VSSA Surinamese Student Union Amsterdam
Vereniging Surinaamse Studenten Amsterdam (VSSA)

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam
E: info@vssa.nl