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Representation for students

ASVA Student Union

The ASVA student union was founded in 1945 and has been representing student interests ever since.

The Algemene Studenten Vereniging Amsterdam (ASVA) focuses on promoting academic education and improving study conditions, among other things. ASVA also informs political parties about the current situation in education and reminds them of the consequences for students of government measures. ASVA has several means to achieve these interests:

  • maintaining a dialogue with alderpersons and city councillors, or with the Executive Board
  • doing research in order to bring attention to issues, supported by evidence
  • lobbying for improved student housing
  • writing press releases and opinion articles
  • organising and supporting large-scale campaigns

The ASVA also offers students practical support: it sells affordable, legal second-hand bikes every tuesday and  


Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
T: 31 (0)20 622 5771 and +31 (0)6 39625931

ASVA website