• Second-year students: Happy Landing

    On the 30th of September, the Happy Landing event for all second year students of the VU will take place at Thuishaven (Contactweg 68, 1014 BW Amsterdam). There will be an info market with interesting student organizations, a chance to get to know each other better with some sporty and fun activities and a great line-up of DJ’s that will help you celebrate the start of your second year!

  • LEST

    Note: this event requires a "testen voor toegang"

  • General Assembly 1.2

    Note: the general assembly will be held in Dutch

  • Inhouseday Mazars

    Note: this event is for third-year students and higher and will be held in Dutch

  • Pool tournament

    The annual pool tournament will be held again this year. During this tournament you will pool in duo's against your fellow Kraketters. The pool tournament takes place on the 13th of October 19.00 - 21.00. It will be held at Poollokaal de Gracht (Nieuwe Achtergracht 110, 1018 WT Amsterdam).

  • Get your grilled cheese sandwich!

    Boost your motivation in the exam week by getting a tosti at the Kraketroom.

  • EGW

    Note: this event will be a corona checkapp event, so make sure you have a QR code if you want to join. Besides, we also recommend doing a selftest

  • Order your Ecotribune

    The first Ecotribune of the year is coming up! With nice informal interviews, reviews of the past activities, puzzles and many more you don't want to miss it!

  • Sport & Games: Escape reality

    Note: this event is Corona CheckApp, make sure you have a valid QR-code

  • Wie is de Mol? Weekend

    Dear Kraketter,

  • Familiedag

    Note: this event will be held in Dutch

  • Caseday

    Note: this event will be CoronaCheck app, make sure you have a valid QR-code.

  • FriAfDri

    Note: This event will use the CoronaCheck app

  • POSTPONED: Master’s Cocktail Workshop

    Note: this event is for master students only. This event uses the CoronaCheck app. Make sure you have a valid QR-code. 

  • Sinterklaas

    Note: this event has been changed to another form. All the participants got an update about this. 

  • Bridge Course

    Note: the starting date has been changed from 17 November in 8 December

  • POSTPONED: Lustrum Drinks: theme reveal

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until the 18th of February. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

  • Hot Chocolate

    From Monday the 13th of December until Friday the 17th of December you can come by the Kraketroom between 14.00 and 16.00 to take a break from studying and have some hot chocolate for free!

  • Study rooms exam week

    Up and until the exam week, Kraket tries to reserve rooms for our members to study. The rooms are available from 10:00 to 17:00.

  • Help De Voedselbank

    Support de Voedselbank by donating food products. You can drop your products at the Kraketroom until the 21st of December 2021 17:00.

  • Ski trip

    The ski trip is back! The ski trip will go to Val Thorens, a place loved by students. Fun après-ski, many kilometers of slopes, and high snow guarantee. Something you really don’t want to miss. We leave at Friday the 14th of January in the evening and come back Sunday the 23rd of January in the afternoon. For about €550 euro the accommodation, bus trip, and a 6-day ski ticket are included. At an extra price it’s possible to extend the ski ticket, rent ski gear, and hire ski lessons.

  • Inhouseday Flow Traders

    Note: this event is for third-year students and higher

  • EGW 2: Special walk through Amsterdam

    Are you stuck inside, do you want some fresh air? For Ectrie Goes Wild 2, the Happy Hour committee has organized a small stroll through the streets of Amsterdam with speciality beer stands around the city!

  • General Assembly 2

    Note: the General Assembly will be held in Dutch

  • LED

    Note: there are no spots available anymore

  • Valentine

    On the 14th of February it will be Valentine!

  • Inhouseday MIcompany

    Note: this event is for third-year students or higher

  • 3+ bachelor activity

    Note: this event is for Bachelor students, that are in their third-year or higher. 

  • POSTPONED: Lustrum Drinks

    Note: the capacity for the drinks is 50. The first 25 persons on the reserve list can also join the theme revelation at the VU, however they can't attend the drinks afterwards. These people will be contacted after the registrations closed. 

  • Sustainable Challenges

    Would you like to contribute to a better, more sustainable world and at the same time challenge yourself and fellow Kraketters? Then take part in our sustainable challenges! 

  • Get your cup

  • Sustainable Cooking class

    Note: the registrations are already closed, but if you still want to join, you can send a message to

  • Swap Market

    Buying new clothes and other products might be one of your favorite things to do, but it actually isn’t the kindest thing we can do for our planet. Yet, it is something we all want and need while buying all fair-trade, eco-friendly, and/or organic products can be expensive. 

  • Well-being workshop

    Note: The registrations are closed, but if you still want to join you can send a message to

  • Sustain-a-Business

    Note: this event is for second-year students or higher and the CoronaCheck App will be used, so make sure you have a valid QR-code.

  • FriAfDri: Sustainability

    On the 25th of February we will end the Sustainability Week with the Friday Afternoon Drinks. During these drinks you can have a talk with your fellow Kraketters. Furthermore, the winner of the sustainable challenges will be announced and rewarded. The FriAfDri will take place at the VU in bar boele at the NU building. The FriAfDri starts at 16:00 and ends at 20:00.

  • Masters: Cocktail workshop

    Note: this event is for master students only. This event uses the CoronaCheck app. Make sure you have a valid QR-code. 

  • Reserve your Kraket socks

    Always wanted to have a special pair of Kraket socks? Reserve your Kraket socks by enrolling here! If you belong to the first 100 persons that enroll, you can buy these fashionable merch items. 

  • Game Marathon

    Are you ready to play some games? Then challenge your friends and participate in this year’s Game Marathon. The Sport and Games committee has selected six games in which our fellow Kraketters will compete for the eternal pride and glory of winning the prestigious Games Marathon. So if you want to have a fun evening full of excitement, make sure to sign up!

  • Kraket Inspiration Day

    Note: This event will use the CoronaCheck App, make sure you have a valid QR-code

  • Inhouseday IMC

    Note: this event is for third-year students and higher.

  • Charity Auction

    Ladies and gentlemen it’s that time of the year again, you can bid for the most exclusive, limited edition items at Kraket’s Charity Auction!

  • 0th year drinks

    On the 9th of March, high school students come to the VU to experience what it is like to be a student in Econometrics and Operations Research and in Econometrics and Data Science.

  • Almanac Theme Reveal

    It is finally time!
    The theme of the lustrum almanac will be announced on the 15th of March. Are you curious about what the almanac committee has worked on the last year? Then sign up! We will start at 19:00 at Bar Valdi (Antonio Vivaldistraat 3, 1083 HP Amsterdam), where the drinks will flow till around 22:00.
    Come and join us at the reveal of the theme!

  • Speedate with the board

    Note: the board registrations will be in Dutch

  • Beer Cantus

    Dear Krakketters!

  • Study Rooms

    Having a difficult time finding a place to study at the VU?

  • Get your grilled cheese sandwich

  • Alumni Event

    Note: this event will be held in Dutch. 

  • EGW: karaoke

    The academic year is rushing by, with the end of Period 4 in sight. You might be longing for some rest or fun activities apart from all the studying studying, so the Happy Hour Committee is here for you! For the third Ectrie Goes Wild, we will take you to Karaoke Bar The End (Nieuwebrugsteeg 32, 1012 AH Amsterdam) where you can sing away all your frustrations, and forget about  studying for a bit. The EGW will start around 20:00.

  • Inhouseday Optiver

    On the 5th of April, the inhouseday at Optiver takes place. It will be at their office (Strawinskylaan 3095, 1077 ZX Amsterdam). If you are interested in trading, then this inhouseday might be something for you!

  • Beerpong Tournament

    It’s time for a beerpong tournament! Wednesday evening the 6th of April the battle will start. A competitive evening filled with fun and beer. Will you and your partner be crowned champions of the night? You can either team up with a fellow Kraketter beforehand or we will match you. You need to register individually, but if you already have a partner in mind for this event, let us know by sending an email to This partner also needs to be on the registration list. 

  • Higher years to the high score

    Note: this event is only for third-year and (pre-)masterstudents. 

  • Lustrum ticket sale

  • Diversity and Development Day

    Note: the registrations for this event are already closed. However, there are a few spots left. If you are still interested in attending this event, you can send a message to

  • Charity activity

    After the succesful charity auction, the charity committee is now organizing an activity with Resto VanHarte. On the 20th of April we will go to Resto VanHarte (Motorwal 300, 1021 PH Amsterdam) to have dinner. During this dinner you will talk to several people from the neighborhood. 

  • Finaps

    Note: In contrast to stated in the newsletter and monthly planning, we decided to open the registrations on another date due to the exam week.

  • FriAfDri: King's Day

  • Study Trip

    Note: for this activity you need to stick to the covid regulations in Germany

  • Sports Tournament

    On the 11th of May the sports tournament will take place. A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Join us during this tournament for soccer, dodgeball and much more. 

  • Gala

    The gala of this year will be held on the 12th of May at Lil' Amsterdam Central Station. The theme is Hollywood: Celebrity for the night. This gala is organized in collaboration with other study associations at the VU: Anguilla, Salus, Subliem, SABA, Mens and STORM. You can also buy extra tickets for people from outside Kraket. The gala will start at 22:00 and end around 04:00. Note that the doors close at 23:00.

  • Inhouseday EY

    Note: this event is for third-year students and higher

  • Kraket x VSAE

    On the 18th of May, it’s time for the yearly collab with VSAE. This year we’ll be going to the arcade TonTon club.

  • Beer Olympics

    The amazing Happy hour committee has organized an incredible event. You will be challenged to your (drinking) limits. In our amazing beer olympics you will compete in difficult challenges like parkour, flunkie ball and drunk ball. 

  • Rooms exam week

    In the exam week and the week before, Kraket will again provide rooms for you to study. 

  • Get your smoothie

    On the 24th and 25th of May, you can come between 12:00 and 14:00 to the Kraketroom to get a healthy smoothie. 

  • EGW: Café Bubbles

    On the 3rd of June, the Final Ectrie Goes Wild (EGW) of the academic year takes place. After a week full of exams (or resits) you can finally party by clubbing with your fellow Kraketters. Every Kraketter is welcome to join. The location will be the Café Bubbles (Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 90-92, 1017 NM Amsterdam).

  • General Assembly

    The final general assembly (GA) of this academic year is organized on June 7th. During the GA we will look back together with the 50th board on this amazing year. Moreover, at this GA we will also introduce and meet the 51th board of our association! Furthermore, the supervisory board will change a seat and we will look at some new policy plans for our association. The GA starts at 18:30 and ends around 22:00.

  • LaTeX Crash Course

    Note: the time of the crash course has been changed to 11:30 - 13:00

  • Secret activity + sleepover

  • Gala dinner

  • Sports Tournament

  • Pub crawl

  • ‘Get your Almanac’ Drinks

    Note: if you have a passe partout for the Lustrum week, you are NOT automatically registered for this event.

  • Grande Fissa

  • Breakfast + olympiad

  • Boat trip

  • Closing dinner

  • Beta Tournament

    On Sunday the 19th of June the Beta Tournament will be held. This is a soccer tournament where the different study associations from the VU will compete. The tournament will be held at SV Rap (Aanloop 4, 1183 SZ Amstelveen).  By attending this tournament, you also support a charity! The costs for participating in this tournament are €5,-. It is also possible to attend a barbecue afterwards, this will cost €7,50.

  • Inhouseday Sprenkels & Verschuren

    Note: this inhouseday will be held in Dutch and is only for third-year students and higher.

  • Padel with Sprenkels & Verschuren

    Note: this activity will be in Dutch and is only for second-year students and higher.

  • Kraket Weekend

    The famous Kraket Weekend (KW) is coming up again. This year it will take place from the 24th until the 26th of June. Note that we will leave the 24th in the morning. What will happen during this weekend will stay a surprise and even the location will stay unknown. The registrations for KW open on the 19th of February, which happens to be the 50th day of the year! 

  • Study Rooms

    From the 27th of June until the 1st of July, Kraket offers study rooms where you can study for you last exams or resits. Or work on you group projects.

  • Year Closure

    It’s almost the end of the year, which means that it’s almost time for the year closure! On Friday the 1st of July we will celebrate the past year together at Buddha Beach (Boulevard Barnaart 20 A, 2041 KB Zandvoort). Here we will enjoy some nice drinks and a BBQ where you will get enough time to reflect on 2021-2022 with your fellow Kraketters. This activity will start at 16:00. If you have any dietary wishes, please let us know by emailing to before Friday the 24th of June.

  • Opening drinks - second year and higher


  • Opening drinks - first year students

    Note: this registration is for first year students only, for the second year or higher event, you can register here

  • Masterday

    Note: This activity is for Master students only

  • Introduction weekend

    For the first time in almost three years, we can organize the introduction weekend. During this weekend, you can get to know your fellow first year students even better! We will play games, have a pubquiz, relax at the beach and more! 

  • Donut week

    Note: To get your free donut, you have to download the Kraket app in the App Store or the Play Store

  • Master drinks

    Note: This activity is for Master students only

  • General Assembly 1

    Note: the General Assembly will be held in Dutch.

  • Lasergaming

    Note: this registration is for first year students

  • LEST

    Welcome to the page of the National Econometrics Sports Tournament (in Dutch: Landelijk Econometristen Sport Toernooi, abbreviated as LEST), the yearly event where econometricians meet in an informal way.

  • General Assembly 1: Part 2

    Note: the General Assembly will be held in Dutch.

  • FriAfDri: Nature

    After spending a beautiful summer outside, the study has started again. To show you something other than workbenches, we are organizing a FriAfDri with nature as the theme on September 30th. 

  • Inhouseday Zanders

    Note: This activity is only for third year and higher students

  • Hitchhike Weekend

    Are you the next Holland's Best Hitchhiker? Come find out at the Hitchhike weekend!

  • Ski Trip

    Winter is coming! Therefore, the yearly Ski trip with Kraket is coming closer again! This year, we will go to the beautiful ski area of Alpe d’Huez in France. We will leave from the VU on Friday evening January 13 and arrive there on Saturday morning 14 January. We will return back home on Saturday evening January 21 and be back at the VU on Sunday morning January 22. 

  • Finaps2
  • Flow Traders 2
  • MIcompany
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