Are you fed up with Polak, and are you looking for an ideal place to study? Next month will see the opening of a new pop-up study area: ‘Exam Prep Cafe’. Here, students will be treated to free massages, Italian coffee, Red Bull and Snelle Jelle snacks.

The pop-up study area at Goudsesingel 56 will be open daily from 11 to 16 April, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. This new cramming paradise is initiator’s nifty response to a familiar problem among students today, which has also been recognised by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU): the growing need for study areas outside the home.

EUR study areas inaccessible during public holidays

What’s more, the newly-renovated University Library is only scheduled to open on 29 May. Meaning that for the time being, free study areas on campus remain in short supply. On top of this, the buildings on campus close on public holidays, so that students will be unable to study at Woudestein on Good Friday (14 April) and Easter Sunday (16 April). Students who won’t be commemorating the crucifixion and Second Coming of Christ, and who can’t afford a day off, can now turn to the ‘Exam Prep Cafe’.

By the way, according to founder Vincent Karremans, it’s actually a coincidence that the pop-up study area is open during these particular holidays. “We were basically focusing on the exam period, which for many students is coming up around then.” Indeed, that’s why they hadn’t thought of keeping the place open on Easter Monday (17 April). “But if it’s a success, I’m not going to rule out the possibility that we’ll open on the 17th as well,” says Karremans.

The location offers room for some 60 students, and you can register via Facebook. Spots are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.