Study in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is a city full of surprises. Without tips from a Rotterdam local, it can be difficult to find the best places. We'll help you get started. Learn more about Rotterdam as a student city, discover tips for finding the coolest study spots on campus, and explore the student associations that can enrich your student life.

Student drinks tea on the terrace.

Discover Rotterdam

With over 175 nationalities, Rotterdam is a cultural melting pot. You can see this diversity reflected in its various restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and takeaways. Take the metro to the small restaurants at Deliplein in Katendrecht, or hop on an e-scooter to explore the eateries and cafes on Witte de Withstraat. Going out and enjoying the nightlife is always an option in Rotterdam, from clubs like Maassilo and Annabel to bars along Nieuwe Binnenweg and in the Oude Noorden neighborhood.

Rotterdam is renowned for its art, culture, and architecture. Visit one of the many museums, admire the city from a height at the Euromast, stop by the Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen), or take a stroll along the Kop van Zuid. The Erasmus Bridge has become an iconic symbol of the city, offering a stunning view of the skyline. Rotterdam is a green city with numerous parks. Kralingse Bos is the largest park in the city and is located close to the Woudestein Campus. The charming Vroesenpark and the beach at Hoek van Holland are also recommended during the summer months.

Student studying in the Food Plaza.
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Studying at our university

Erasmus University Rotterdam has campuses at four locations, three of which are in Rotterdam and one in The Hague. Campus Woudestein in Rotterdam is the largest. Here are some great study spots on Campus Woudestein:

1. The University Library

The University Library is a great place to study if you want to focus for an exam or work on a project deadline with full concentration. Remember to reserve a study spot in advance!

2. Food Plaza

At Erasmus Food Plaza, the campus food court, you can stop by at any time of the day, whether it's for a meal, a savory snack, something sweet, or coffee. It's also a good study spot if you're tired of the silence and want to grab a bite while studying.

3. Erasmus Sport Café

The Erasmus Sport Café is open all day long. The Erasmus Sport Café is also an excellent meeting place before or after lectures and studying here is also an option!

Discover the campus through the aftermovie of the Master's Open Day in March 2023

Students walk across campus during the open day.

Aftermovie Master Open Day 2023

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