The via-room, nicknamed the Kelder, is the best place to relax, make conversation with your fellow members, ask questions, do homework, or get a soda, cookies, crisps, or something more exotic like an ice lolly or noodles between classes. Beer and wine are also always available for your enjoyment, whether it's because you've had a long day of lectures, because the sun is shining, or simply because the planets have aligned on this auspicious and prosperous day.
Thanks to our prime location, situated by the most used entrance of Science Park at the bicycle racks, many students pass by the Kelder every day. This also makes it an excellent meeting point for members. If there's an event or you're simply looking for someone, odds are you can find them near the Kelder. Passing the time in the via-room is facilitated by a couch and a desk surrounded by both office chairs and normal ones, numerous power outlets and good internet connection, as well as a large computer screen to watch films or just dumb videos on.
The Kelder-committee has many members, so you can almost always approach someone to answer your questions, whether it's a specific person you're looking for or an object you need. The committee is responsible for keeping the room in a neat state and keeping the refrigerator and pantry well-stocked. It's customary to be invited to this committee when a member is well involved in a committee and within the association, with the perk of gaining the privilege of being able to unlock the door of the Kelder. That said, go be a hero(ine) and help out in one of the committees!
- Bas van den Brink
- Florens Douwes