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About ESN Groningen

ESN Groningen is a student organisation that is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN Groningen works under the motto “Students helping students” and this is achieved by organising over 150 activities for students throughout the year, including a huge Introduction Week at the beginning of each semester to ensure that new students have the best possible start that they can in Groningen. We are open to international and internationally oriented Dutch students from the RUG and Hanze UAS.

ESN Groningen is organised for students, by students. The ESN Groningen Executive Board consists of six students who work full-time to provide the best possible experience for ESN’s members. Above the Executive Board, there is the General Board, and under the umbrella of these two Boards, there are 11 committees with 60+ Active Members, who work hard towards organising events throughout the year.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 5
9712 EA Groningen
050 363 7176

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesdag
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 13.00 - 16:00
  • 13.00 - 16:00
  • 13.00 - 16:00
  • 14.00 - 19:00
  • 13.00 - 16:00
  • Closed
  • Closed
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What is an ESNcard?

The ESN card is €9.50, is valid for one year, and you can buy it in our office. With this ESNcard you can buy tickets for all our events online and in our office. When you want to buy a ticket online you need to fill in your ESN card code. This is the code above the bar code. This card gives you also many discounts in the city with for example restaurants and shops. It also gives you discounts on the national and international level.

How do I use the Ryanair discount with my ESNcard?

Once you have received your ESNcard, make sure to follow the next steps:

  1. Register in ESNcard.orgAs this data will be used to validate your ESNcard during your flight booking process, please, remember to fill in all the blanks in your user profile – also your ESNcard number.
  2. Go to myRyanair and sign-up (or log-in if you already have an account).
  3. Add your details in the “Erasmus” tab of your myRyanair dashboard.
    Make sure that they match your ESNcard user profile data (use the same names, pay attention to typos, etc.).
  4. Wait until your ESNcard and other details are validated. This is not live validation, so it might take a few days.
  5. Once it is validated, use the booking widget at the bottom of the Erasmus section of your myRyanair dashboard to make your bookings at a discounted rate. Only bookings made using this widget will be considered for the discount, so make sure you do not use the normal booking engine of Ryanair or any other booking systems.

Now that your user profile is updated and your ESNcard valid, you can book your Ryanair flights.

Keep in mind that:

  • you should book your tickets at least 28 days in advance*
  • the offer applies to the travel dates between the 1st September 2021 and 15th June 2022*
  • The booking period starts from the 15th of July 2021 and ends on the 15th of May 2022).
  • The student or trainee must be in possession of a valid and active ESNcard both at the time of booking and flying. If you book with an expired ESNcard, Ryanair will ask you to pay the difference in the cost of flight and luggage.

Do you still have questions? Check out the Ryanair FAQ.

*To learn more, read Terms and Conditions carefully.

How can I be active within ESN?

With an ESN card you can buy tickets for all our events, you also receive the weekly newsletter. You can become active in one of our committees. We usually look for new committee members in May, and January. You can also become a board member if you want to commit yourself to ESN for one year full time. We look for a new board around March. If you don’t want to involve yourself that much into ESN, you can also help out during the Introduction Weeks as an Introduction Guide or Volunteer, become a buddy, or volunteer in SocialErasmus activities.

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How do I become a member?

You become an ESN member by buying an ESNcard for €8.50. This card is valid for one year.

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