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A number of student associations offers the opportunity to participate in art-, music- or media-related activities.
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Amsterdam Student Project Choir (ASPK)

Enlivening the stage with a captivating show of music and theatre, the Amsterdam Student Project Choir is a cosy community of students and former students, with members performing solo roles and others preferring to sing and act in the chorus. Twice a year, ASPK takes centerstage, delivering musically challenging operettas that are equally humorous and captivating. The ASPK gathers every Monday evening for rehearsals, which often conclude with a social. As a member of the ASPK, you can also join various parties, other exciting side-projects, and adventurous choir weekends outside of Amsterdam. For further information, see hetaspk.nlExternal link.


Particolarte is a student association centred around art and culture. It is the place to develop your creativity and express yourself. They organise open stage nights, publish a monthly magazine and have different committees for various art forms, such as theatre and visual arts. Prefer to appreciate others’ art? Particolarte puts together a monthly cultural agenda with, amongst others, concerts, theatre performances and museum visits. The association is an excellent starting point to discover Amsterdam’s cultural side. Additionally, they have a weekly social every Monday at ‘de Krater’ on the Prinsengracht as well as organising weekends away in the Netherlands and abroad. For further information, see Particolarte’s websiteExternal link.

Student Theatre Amsterdam (STA!)

STA! is a student association for every student who loves good vibes and acting. Every year groups of students together with different directors put together tremendous productions. Furthermore, STA! offers regular workshops and other theatre-related activities. When members aren’t on stage, good vibes have the highest priority. Socials, parties, weekends and trips are not uncommon with STA!. Whether you’re already under contract in Hollywood or you have zero experience on stage, every student is welcome at STA!. For further information, see the STA! websiteExternal link.

Student Choir Amsterdam (SKA)

The Student Choir Amsterdam (Studentenkoor Amsterdam - SKA) is an enthusiastic and ambitious choir consisting of students and former students. The choir generally gives three concerts a year with works from various composers such as Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Rachmaninov. They sing both a capella as well as with (student) orchestral accompaniment. The SKA falls under Cultural Centre CREA, where the choir rehearses every Wednesday evening. Rehearsals are often concluded with a social. In addition, the SKA organises parties, side-projects and choir weekends. For further information and audition dates, see the SKA websiteExternal link.


The UvA Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck (Sweelinckorkest) was founded in 1878 and as such is Amsterdam’s oldest symphonic orchestra. The orchestra consists of approximately eighty enthusiastic students from Amsterdam universities and universities of applied sciences who rehearse every Thursday night from 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm in the Singelkerk in the centre of Amsterdam. Their concerts take place at prime locations in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw, Beurs van Berlage) and beyond (the Geertekerk in Utrecht). For further information about the orchestra and auditions, see the Sweelinck-Orchestra websiteExternal link.