Welcome to the Amsterdam Student Association Gay!
The LGBTQ+ student association of Amsterdam.

Become a member!

The association

We are A.S.V.Gay, the Amsterdam student association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students! We have only been around since 2010, but in that short time we have grown to be an association of over 300 members.

Borrels

As a real student association befits, A.S.V.Gay has a borrel every Wednesday night in the Amstel Fifty Four. While enjoying a drink or two, our members catch up with each other about the past week and discuss upcoming A.S.V.Gay activities; there is singing, dancing and toasting. If you would like to get know us better, don't hesitate to come on by.

Of course we can imagine that it can be quite exciting to come to one of our borrels for the first time, especially if you don't know anyone. Thankfully we have found a way to make this a little easier! Our dedicated borrel buddies are there to introduce you to our association and our members in a relaxed way. Send an email to vertrouwenspersoon@asvgay.nl and we will set you up with a borrel buddy!

Would you like to get to know LGBTQ+ students in Amsterdam and have an unforgettable time as a student? Drop by at one of our borrels and discover how much fun it is to be a member of A.S.V.Gay!

Would you like to know more about our history, our board or our partners? Click here!

Activities

Besides the weekly borrel, we also organise many other activities throughout the year. Our 17 committees are the beating heart of our association as they put their all into the organisation of our parties, trips, sports activities and our very own boat in the Canal Parade during Amsterdam Pride!

Besides all the parties and friendly fun, A.S.V.Gay also spends time on the position of LGBTQ+ students in Amsterdam society. By also organising events that focus on the social position of LGBTQ+ people, we try to contribute to the acceptance of different sexualities and gender identities inside and outside of the association.

Want to know more about our committees, activities and events? Click here!

Becoming a member

So you would like to become a member of A.S.V.Gay? Everyone between the ages of 16 and 30 who can identify with the student life can sign up for A.S.V.Gay. Most members of A.S.V.Gay study at an Amsterdam college, but you're also welcome if you already finished your study or if you're studying outside of Amsterdam. We are open to everyone: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight.

Who can become a member?

It doesn't matter if you're about to start studying for the first time, or if you've already been a student for a few years – anyone can sign up to become a member! Most members of A.S.V.Gay study at an educational institute in Amsterdam, but you are also more than welcome if you've already finished your degree, or if you study in a different city. We are open to everyone: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight.

Sign up

Each year there are two periods in which you can sign up to become a member: in the summer this period is from the 1st of August until the 1st of October, and in winter you can sign up from the 1st of February until the 1st of March. During these periods we organise several open activities to introduce you to our association in a fun way.