Home again: ‘After dinner we play Settlers of Catan’

Quarantined in your student room or back to your parents’ house? Many students choose the latter. But being ‘home’ fulltime at your mum and dad’s again takes some getting used to. Wenda Drenth, a third-year student of the teacher education ...

Birthdays in times of Corona

No one visiting you, no super fun parties and no three kisses on the cheek. Whoever has his birthday in these weeks of self-isolation, keeping one-and-a-half-meter distance and social distancing, has little to celebrate. Four Windesheim stu ...

Daniël creates face masks for homecare

Windesheim is closed until the summer and there isn’t much to do in terms of leisure activities in the coming months. Meanwhile, former student, Daniël van den Bos decided to help healthcare organisations: he and his friends sewed dozens of ...

Many reactions from students after call for help

A call up from communication staff member Dennis de Bruin received a large number of replies. He asked Windesheim students to help future first-year-students choose their study course. Because of the Corona crisis, there will be no open day ...

‘Het Vliegende Paard gives everything a chance’

Student café Het Vliegende Paard in Zwolle celebrates its 25th birthday. Manager Dennis Kaatman looks back on the past. “When I got here about 20 years ago, Het Vliegende Paard (in English ‘The Flying Horse’) had just been closed for a year ...

Bart plays League of Legends at high level

Bart Wessels is a Windesheim student who makes a couple of hundred euros a month by gaming from his room. He regularly gets flown abroad for large tournaments. He plays League of Legends at a very high level. “I can see the mistakes my oppo ...

TEST: The best ladies’ toilets of Windesheim

Which toilet is the most comfortable to use and which is the best one to fix your makeup? WIN investigated and visited six toilets. Building D, first floor  This is an outright example of an old-fashioned “camping toilet”. ...

A new face for old main buildings

Building B and C of the Windesheim campus in Zwolle will receive a major facelift soon. The renovation works will start this summer and will go on until the end of 2021.  The renovation of the 35-year-old buildings is comparable to the ...

Mock fight

Strength, speed, technique, athletic ability, expression and explosiveness. It all comes together in Kata, a form of Karate that Matthew Martens (fourth-year Information and Communication Technology student) has been practising from an earl ...

‘Will that robot be taking care of us later?’

Sabine Reinaardus teacher of the Social Work study program wants students of Social Work to become familiar with robots. Student Niek Stegeman took robot Zora with him to a nursing home. It is an ordinary Wednesday in nursing home Margareth ...

The most delicious budget Hotchpotch

A microwave. That is all you need for a steaming plate of mashed potato based stew (hotchpotch) with kale. WIN sought out the best. ‘Lekker&Snel’ (ALDI)This one doesn’t live up to its name (tasty and quick.) After waiting for 12 (!) min ...

Searching for chic

You want to look good these next few days. Preferably for little money. That is why WIN sent students, Melissa, Kornelia and Roos, to a store full of second hand designer clothes. Melissa, a first-year student, and Kornelia and Roos, both t ...

Bart on his way to the top

Business Management student Bart de Vries is giving his all: a career as a model. A conversation about objectification, rejections and faraway countries. “I feel incredibly privileged.” What it’s like in Mexico City? “It’s at least 20 degre ...

The Best Kruidnoten

Kruidnoten/pepernoten:“As a tradition in the period before Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas), people in the Netherlands eat small round brown cookies made from butter, brown sugar and ‘Speculaas spices’ which include: cinnamon, nutmeg, white pep ...

The urge to prove yourself

Her muscular disease does not stop second-year student Maud de Reu. She trains hard to be selected for the Paralympics in 2020 with her horse Webron. “My illness has made me stronger.” The 20-year-old Maud thinks it is really cool tha ...

A summer night that just won’t end

This is one of the true stories of Windesheim students, written down by their fellow students. These stories were collected as part of a project named ‘Storytellers’, aimed at stimulating a discussion about diversity. The project was led by ...

‘Success with mixed feelings’

Student Milva Blankendal wants to make the ‘white’ cosmetics market colourful. ‘As a black woman, you are dependent on brands which are only available in specific stores.’ As a teenager, she wanted, just like every young girl, t ...

‘Tornadoes also exist in the Netherlands’

Hail, lightning and heavy wind? Normal people would rather stay inside, but journalism student Gilles Tijmes wouldn’t. He goes outside during heavy weather. Everyone knows the documentaries on Discovery Channel in which overenthusiastic guy ...