ESN The Netherlands

Erasmus Student Network

About Us
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe. It was born on the 16th of October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad.
We have more than 500 sections in 40 countries and we are constantly developing and expanding. This happens on a local, national and international level. On these three levels we have around 14.500 active members. On a local level these members are supported by local volunteers in the roles of buddies, guides, committee-members and so on. Thus, ESN involves around 34.000 young people offering its services to around 190.000 international students every 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

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Exchange your Story

Exchange your Story – Montreal, Canada

Author: Isanya Köhne This week we’re travelling to the neighbouring country of last weeks’ destination. We’ve landed ourselves in a country that despite being close to the one we travelled to last week, has lots of differences. We’re back in

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Exchange your Story

Exchange your Story – Delft, the Netherlands

Author: Isanya Köhne This week we’re travelling relatively close, wait no, actually we’re not travelling at all. In light of the Week of the International Student, we’re giving room on our platform today for a story that’s about our little

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The Gram

everything for the gram


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Utrecht, The Netherlands