De Purple Herberg (The Purple Inn) in Eindhoven’s Klokgebouw will temporarily become the largest youth hostel in the Netherlands.
A total of 2,300 beds will be added to the inn during Fontys Hogescholen introduction week. From Monday 21 August until Thursday 24 August, 5,500 new HBO students will attend the introduction week, staying in various dorms and large common areas throughout the Klokgebouw.
The building will also feature exterior illuminations during the introduction week. On the last day of the week, the Purple Festival will take place on the Ketelhuisplein in Strijp-S, with space for 10,000 students at three different stages.
A variety of activities have been organized for the week at the Stadhuisplein. Set up by student associations and the student sports centre, these will include various DJ performances and movies at the VUE cinema.
Translation: Nicola W