Student Experience Amsterdam Minervahaven is for students who are coming to Amsterdam on a temporary basis for academic purposes such as a study programme or internship.

All facilities are provided for you to perform optimally and enjoy your limited time in Amsterdam. to perform optimally. Use the gym for free, participate in sports events, join co-study events and use the bikes, e-bikes or e-cars to go the the city center in minutes.


We're happy to help you make the most of your temporary stay in Amsterdam. And what's better than doing so with other students?!

Our lounges, game corner, study spaces and gym are the perfect place to meet new friends and hang out at a safe distance.

Nervous to meet new people? Come to one of our events!

Having trouble staying focussed while studying? Come to our co-study events! Studying together, help with that tough read and breaks to recharge as a team. Cramming is a lot more fun with friends!

A breathing expert that teaches you techniques for optimal focus, visualising your goals with a coach or shaping your most creative ideas with a creative genius? Join one of our inspiration sessions and apply your skills to your education, internship or thesis straight away.

Have you lost all focus? Get that much needed breath of fresh air and renewed energy by participating in one of the many rooftop sports field events. Challenge your study buddy to a game of soccer, kick out the stress at a kickbox training or find your zen during a sunset yoga class. Work up a sweat while you enjoy views of the IJ river. What more could you wish for?


Student Experience Amsterdam Minervahaven is located in the hip and happening Houthavens. State of the art architecture and headquarters of media and fashion businesses give this neighborhood its young vibe. Staying in the dock area of Amsterdam means being close to the water. Discover the IJ by boat or use the ferries to visit the NDSM area or city center.

Central Station, Sloterdijk Station and the city centre are only a 10-minute bikeride away. Would you rather grab the bus? The closest bus stop is 3 minutes away on foot.

Schiphol Airport is a 10-minute train ride from Sloterdijk Station.

Off to class?
The University of Amsterdam Roeterseiland campus and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are a 20-minute bikeride away. Off to the VU Amsterdam? Get your workout in with a 35-minute bikeride.

Safe rides
Get a free bike to explore the city, but do so safely. The hustle and bustle of the city and its many cyclists can be overwhelming at first, so here are some tips to help you get a grip on traffic etiquette as a cyclist.


Student Experience Amsterdam Minervahaven is the most sustainable student housing complex in Europe. 3 of its facades are made up entirely of solar panels: we are literally soaking up the sun to provide you with power!
The building is gas-free and fully lit with LED lamps. These and other innovative solutions enable us to minimize our CO2 emission.

Views of the green roof and courtyard? Then you are looking at mosses, grasses, herbs and plants that were placed specifically to attract local flora and fauna.

You too can contribute to the sustainable nature of the location. Grab one of our free bikes! Recycle your waste in our recycling room and use energy wisely. That's how we create a greener world together!

Want to know more about sustainability at this location? Take a look at our BREEAM certification!