ISN Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 - Newsletter 2014-2015: Nr. 2
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Pubquiz about Dutch Culture
Wednesday, the 3rd of September
Café Gollum, Daniel Stalpertstraat 74
Price: 2,50 (including one drink)

You have been in the Netherlands for about one or two weeks now. The question is; have you already learned something while you were busy with getting to know people, running errands and settling in? Also, did you do your homework before coming to your new home country? Prove it! We want to invite you to a pubquiz, where you'll have to answer questions in teams on the topic of Dutch culture. If you are up for the challenge, come and join us at café Gollum! (no Dutch friends allowed). Buy your ticket online or at our office. You can find the Facebook event here.

PS: if you feel ignorant about your cultural knowledge afterwards, don't worry! Next week on Tuesday night, you'll have the opportunity to join a lecture about Dutch culture. Look on our webpage for more information.

Volendam en de Zaanse Schans
Saturday, the 6th of September

Join us for the first day trip of the year. We'll be visiting Volendam as well as Zaanse Schans. Volendam is an old harbor village located next to the IJsselmeer. This village is notorious for having its own language, having an extremely high sense of community and for producing many popular Dutch singers. You will find many picturesque houses, fisherman boats, traditional Dutch clothing and lots of fish. De Zaanse Schans is another small place where you can visit traditional houses, traditional shops and many windmills. Volendam and de Zaanse Schans are both paragons of traditional Dutch culture, so join us if you're interested. More information about the price, time and location are following soon on our Facebook page and website.

Student of the Week: Rachel Doyon

In this new section of the newsletter, we highlight one of our charming international students who has created a good deal of buzz in any particular week.

Our first student of the week created a fuzz when she arrived on Schiphol airport with no less than 5 suitcases, one of which was filled with only shoes and another filled with nothing but vitamin pills. An American woman to the core, Rachel Doyon kept stating: ‘I am not a diva, though!’

For the rest of the week she delighted us all with her energetic presence at every ISN party that was organized. Congratulations to you, Rachel, and we wish you all the best for your stay in Amsterdam! 


Wednesday, the 3rd of September
Coco's Outback

Thanks to everyone who visited last week's Borrel at Coco's Outback, it was a great success! It was good to see that all of you (the crowdedness suggested that literally all of you were there) were rested enough after the introduction to come and party, drink, chat and dance. Was the Borrel over before you realized it? Did you not have the opportunity to come to the Borrel yet? Do not worry: the next Borrel is just around the corner!

Important: You'll need an ISN card to get in this time. If you didn't get the chance to buy one yet, get one in front of the entrance or at our office.

Find the Facebook event here.

As you can see, this is a photo of an international student wrapped in toilet paper. You want to see more pictures of the crazy challenges you guys took up in the Scavenger Hunt? You can find them on Facebook.


Exchange party:
Semester Opening

Saturday, the 20th of August
Price: €9

The Exchange Party is the biggest international student party in Amsterdam, since UvA, HvA, VU and InHolland are all participating. There will be multiple Exchange Parties this semester, and we'll kick off the new year with the Opening Party at Panama on the 20th of September. Get your ticket online or at our office for only €9. 

Facebook event

As you might know, Amsterdam is not the only place in the Netherlands (It's the best place though, as you can see on the stereotype map). This small country, housing about 17 million people, is filled with people spread over many cities and agrarian areas. Even though the country is so small, people can feel very different compared to people on the other side of the country. If you're interested in knowing what kind of stereotypes the Dutchies have of one another, look at this funny stereotype map. Of course, these are just stereotypes and you should just visit these places yourselve to see if they are accurate!


Rectification with regard to the introduction of the board in the former newsletter: the name of our lovely PR & Funding Coordinator is Marley Hasselbach (not Hasselback).


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