Coronavirus update 2

Dear Gyrini,

We would like to give you an update regarding the Corona virus. First of all, since the VU is closed until the 6th of April, all regular borrels on Wednesday and Friday have been cancelled until the 6th of April. This also means that the Gyrinus room will be closed until the 6th of April. Furthermore all activities organized by committees of Gyrinus that take place before the 6th of April have also been cancelled. We are trying to find a new date for these activities. The activities planned for after the 6th of April will take place as scheduled unless otherwise indicated (we will also keep you updated about these activities). The committee chairmen regarding these activities have been informed via email and will stay updated via email.
Furthermore we would still like to point out the sites of the Dutch governmental and the RIVM regarding the Corona virus. Please visit those at; and The VU also has its own website that stays updated with new information;
Finally as stated before, the board of Gyrinus natans will be monitoring the updates and measures from the VU and will try to keep you as updated as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to ln.su1610790385niryg1610790385@ofni1610790385.

The 67th board


Dear Gyrini,

We have some announcements to make regarding the Coronavirus. First of all, after an extra board meeting, there is decided that the après-ski borrel of today (13th of March) will be cancelled. There will also be no regular Friday borrel tomorrow.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you about the new measures the government has taken regarding the Coronavirus. In short, everyone who has mild complaints of coughing, a sore throat, fever or a cold needs to stay at home. Meetings with more than 100 people are canceled throughout the Netherlands and people are encouraged to work from home as much as possible. For more information visit the Dutch governmental website: For general information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the RIVM website at .

Finally, the board of Gyrinus natans will be monitoring the updates and measures from the VU in the upcoming days and will take additional measures if necessary. We will also try to keep you as updated as possible. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to send an email to ln.su1610790385niryg1610790385@ofni1610790385.

Gyrinus Update March 2020

Dear visitor,

Just like that the month February flew by. Perhaps because of the many activities that we all did together, or just because February is the shortest month. We will never know. 

The only thing we do know is that March will once again is filled to the brim with awesome activities. To start this month of just right March 3rd the employee borrel will be held, with some free drinks and snacks for you. 

After this March 6th, de Tegenstelling will be like a kindergarten, seeing all the parents during the Parents Borrel. After this trip down memory lane, the Onderwijscie will organize a visit to the company IQVIA during the Company Visit to show us what our future might be like. To end this month full of fun on a high note, March 24th, the board information evening will be held and just like that we are already looking for our successors. 

Lastly, I would like to inform you all that our yearly band show Pure Music will be May 20th in de Tuinzaal. For more information look at the other side!

Kind regards,

Sander van den Ouden

Commissioner of Activities 2019/2020

February update

After the January period with classes and the festivities of December, February is the month that will be just as busy, because it is filled with great activities!

Starting the month of, the Semi-Annual General Members of Gyrinus natans will be held, where we as the 67th board will give our policy update and give insights into our association. 

This is then closely followed by two great activities, namely the Anatomy Lecture, where there will be a live dissection of a seal, and the Karaokeborrel, where you can let your inner Singstar let loose. The Anatomy Lecture will start at 16:00 ‘o clock in D107 and will take approximately one hour, after which you can come to the Karaokeborrel in De Tegenstelling. Both activities are free and open for everyone, so come by!

Then on the evening of Wednesday the 19th of February you can enjoy a carefully picked selection of high quality whiskies with us. These spirits will all have a common theme: Islands. If you’d like to know how this theme will affect our line-up, come join us on this wonderful evening for only €10,-. Sign up now at to claim your spot before all seats are filled! 


Lastly, the Employee Borrel will be Tuesday, March 3rd. Here there will be a borrel especially organized for employees, which will have free drinks!


Abstract competition

Hey Everyone!

Do you want to know how to write a good abstract for your future Bachelor or Master thesis? Then come this friday to the Abstract Competition Finale in WN-C668 the chosen top 3 will present their abstracts to you. Once the presentations are finished at around 19:00, the winner will be announced there. During the presentations there will be free snacks for the audience :).

Hope to see you all on friday!

Happy New Year’s social drink

New year, new me, same Tegenstelling. That’s right, it is time to start the new year the same way we ended last year, at De Tegenstelling!

To start the new year proper, the board will serve FREE prosecco and will make the Dutch delicacy “Oliebollen”.

We hope to see you all January 8th!


Dear Gyrini,

A new year, a new me and therefore it is time for the book sale! On the 6th of January you can buy your books for period 3 and 4 with 10-15% discount to start your new year fresh! Are you not a member of Gyrinus, but you want to buy your books with discount? No worries, you can become a member during the book sale!

For  year 1 of Biology and year 2 of Biomedical Sciences, we will come by after your lectures (Pant- & dierfysiologie and Biomedical Sciences and Society).
For  year 1 of Biomedical Sciences and year 2 of Biology, you can buy your books at the Gyrinus room.


The 67th board

Christmas Diner

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, we’re telling you why
Christmas Dinner is comin’ real soon!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Laughter and good food around the clock
Come with all your friends to share the fun
On the 20th of December, all must come!

Silent night! Holy night!
A lot of wine, both red and white
A 3-course meal, a real delight
Just €7,50 – it’s cheap alright

You probably don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing you need,
So make your wish come true
‘Cause all you want for Christmas
Is the Feestcie cooking for YOU!

See you at the Tegenstelling 20/12!
Register now!

The Feestcie

Bock Beer Borrel

Dear Gyrini,

The sunny summer days are slowly being replaced by the rainy autumn days. The nights will be longer, and the days will be shorter. The t-shirts will be replaced by coats. The wind is very cold. Once you arrive home you put on your comfy outfit and take a seat at the warm fireplace. Nana’s famous stew has been simmering on the stove all day. Staring through the window watching the leaves fall of the trees you think: “aahhh autumn.” What is missing on a night like this? Exactly, a collection of the most delicious bock beers. Autumn is coming and so is the Bock Beer Borrel on Friday the 25th of October at de Tegenstelling! We open our doors to give you a warm welcome and provide you with the best season bound bock beers!