Are you ready to crack the code to living the international student life in the land of tulips and bicycles? Well, buckle up because we’ve got a lot of insider tips and hilarious anecdotes about the best student discounts that’ll have you feeling like a financial wizard in no time. From museum hopping to cinema escapades and grocery shopping hacks, let’s dive right in!
1. Museum Kaart
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Picture this: you, surrounded by Van Gogh’s masterpieces, Rembrandt’s strokes of genius, and Vermeer’s mesmerizing scenes. The Museumkaart. is your golden ticket to cultural enlightenment and wallet-friendly experiences. To get your hands on this coveted card, you’ll need to head over to their official website and sign up for an annual membership. Once you’ve received your Museum Kaart, it’s time to unleash its power. But wait, there’s more! Some museums offer reduced prices for students, so be sure to check the official websites of your favorite museums to find out about the specific discounts available. It’s like finding the ultimate palette of discounts!
2. Cineville Pass
Lights, Camera, Discounts
Grab your popcorn, because the Cinevillepass is about to take your movie nights to the next level. Similar to the Museum Kaart, you’ll need to visit the Cinevillepass website and sign up for an annual membership. Once you’re a proud owner of the Cinevillepass, you can enjoy unlimited movies at participating cinemas. Certain cinemas, like VUE, sweeten the deal by offering reduced ticket prices for students. So not only do you get to enjoy cinematic experiences, but you’ll also be saving a bundle. Remember, movies are temporary, but student discounts are forever (well, at least until graduation)!
3. Unidays, Student Beans, and Knaek
Virtual Coupon Extravaganza
Online shopping just got a whole lot sweeter! Unidays, Student Beans, and Knaek are your trusty sidekicks for scoring awesome deals from clothing to tech gadgets. To access these virtual coupon extravaganzas, head over to their respective websites and sign up for an account using your student email address. Once you’re verified as a student, you’ll gain access to a plethora of discounts that will make your online shopping sprees even more delightful.
4. Deals in Store
Need a new pair of jeans? Levi’s in Nijmegen might have just the discount you’re looking for. Many stores offer student discounts, even furniture stores like Xenos. Sustainable department store like Eco-plaza and het Duurzama Warenhuis in Nijmegen also offer discount for students. Whenever you’re shopping in physical stores, always make sure to inquire about potential student discounts before paying for your goods. A simple question could lead to substantial savings.
5. Albert Heijn Bonus
The Savvy Grocery Hunt
When life gives you lemons, turn them into discounts! The Albert Heijn Bonus is your secret weapon for grocery savings. To make the most of this offer, download the Albert Heijn app and sign up for an account. Browse through the Bonus offers and add them to your virtual Bonus Card. When you’re at the store, simply scan your Bonus Card at the checkout to apply the discounts to your purchases. And let’s not forget the Bonus Box, where you can score additional discounts on products you actually use. It’s like a treasure hunt, but instead of a map, you have a grocery list.
6. Restaurants and Bars
Dine Like a King (on a Budget)
Got a hankering for some delicious Dutch cuisine? Some restaurants and bars might just surprise you with student discounts. Always remember to ask – after all, the worst they can say is “no,” and you can still enjoy the mouthwatering aroma for free!
7. ISIC Card
For an initial fee, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your golden ticket to discounts around the world. To get your hands on this powerful card, head over to the ISIC website and follow the steps to sign up for your own personalized ISIC card. Whether you’re exploring Europe or venturing beyond, this card has your back. It’s like having a friend who always knows where the discounts are hidden.
Navigating the Dutch public transport system is an adventure in itself. But fear not, dear students! The OV Chipkaart is your knight in shining armor, ensuring you travel with ease and save a few euros along the way. To obtain your OV Chipkaart, you can order one online or purchase it at designated locations. See our previous blog for an in-depth guide on how to save with your OV Chipkaart.