Exchange between the Urban Leisure & Tourism labs 02 Oct '23 - 09 Oct '23

Exchange between the Urban Leisure & Tourism labs

On October 2 and 9, students from the Urban Leisure & Tourism Amsterdam and Urban Leisure & Tourism lab Rotterdam exchanged ideas, practices and thoughts with each other. On October 2, the Amsterdam students visited the Rotterdam lab and on October 9, the Rotterdam students visited the Amsterdam lab.

On October 2, a dress rehearsal was scheduled. The Rotterdam students practiced their pitches that they would give later that week during the first Studio Day. During Studio Days, students pitch their progress to stakeholders. Then learning director Maaike de Jong gave a Method Monday where the connection between the two groups of students was central. After the lunch break, the day ended with walks through the neighborhood so that the Amsterdam students could better understand the Rotterdam context.

On October 9, the Rotterdam students visited the Urban Leisure & Tourism Lab Amsterdam at the Buikslotermeerplein, in Amsterdam North. First, the Amsterdam students showed the surroundings of the Buikslotermeerplein after which they reflected on it. Then, as part of Method Monday, a video was shown for students to discuss together. After lunch the students left together for the Scheepsvaartmuseum. Where there was a reflection on culture and how it can be applied in your own context.

It was a great exchange from which the students learned a lot. Interested in collaborating with one of the two living labs? Send a message to Program Manager Iris Kerst (

24 October 2023