Things just don't change. That is the feeling you can get when
studying at a Dutch university. The same big lecture halls, the
same old PowerPoint presentations teachers flip through every year
and during lunch break: the same food that some major university
caterer puts on your plate.
Maaike Reuver and Charlotte van Leeuwen, both participants in
the Learning Lab, broke this cycle. Creating YES WE CANTEEN, these two students took charge
of one of the major canteens of the University of Amsterdam giving
local entrepreneurs the chance to offer their products.
Now, both pioneers joined the top 25 under 25 competition of the
Dutch magazine Sprout. 25 projects created by entrepreneurs younger
than 25 years old participate. To vote, please click here.
Originally, YES WE CANTEEN's catering concept was inspired by
food courts as they are popular at Asian and American
universities. This stands in stark contrast to the current
one-caterer-one-choice approach adopted by most Dutch
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