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During the Holiday season you all together wrote more than 500 wishing cards. The Library feels honored and thanks everyone who took the time to share their wishes in the Wish Tree at the UB Singel and the P.C. Hoofthuis Library. But what did you actually wish for?

Wish cards for the Wish Tree campaign

Top 6 - The most frequently shared wishes for 2019

  1. Passing exams and / or less study stress.
  2. Love, a partner, a marriage proposal.
  3. Health, a loved one that gets well again.
  4. More empathy and understanding in the world and peace on earth.
  5. Next year to be a better year.
  6. Progress in the field of global warming and the end of plastic packaging.
Wish cards 2018/2019


Wishes to make the Library even better

  • Humus in the canteen.
  • More puppies to cuddle.
  • (Christmas) drinks.
  • Clean tables.
  • The end of disposable cups; everyone must bring his / her own cup for coffee and tea.
  • Adjust the access door in the P.C. Hoofthuis Library (this wish has already been fulfilled in the Christmas holidays, see photo)
Ingezonden wenskaarten P.C. Hoofthuis Bibliotheek 2018/2019


Some notable wishes

  • Alloy wheels.
  • The UB to be open 24/7, with beds, free food and a jacuzzi.
  • More 'Aussies' at the UvA.


You have written your wishes in the following languages: English, Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Greek and Cantonese.

The most inspiring wish
UvA student Ikram Kaddouri wrote the most inspiring wish: 'I wish that all people will experience self-love, so that they are capable of sharing pure love.'

Ikram Kaddouri - meest inspirerende wenskaart 2018-2019

This year it was remarkable that many students, employees and visitors of the Library seem to look for love and an understanding world. The instructive wish of Ikram Kaddouri has both elements in it and is therefore chosen to share with everyone. Ikram Kaddouri receives a goodie bag from the Library and a tour through the Book Depot IWO.

No correspondence will be entered into in respect of the result.