December 16, 2016
Blogs, Social Media, Web copy
I wrote, edited and translated for The Student Hotel’s TSHLife app for 6 months. During this time as a copywriter, I had many tasks: I wrote all the relevant app copy, focused on making foreign students feel at home in their new cities. I researched local events, restaurants, swimming pools, nature spots, bike routes, graffiti zones, clubs, brunch cafés… everything that could excite a student abroad.
Furthermore, I sourced third party content, worked along the fun group of (about 11) Connectors and checked and edited their copy, I produced an app content strategy and reported on the engagement on the app, brainstormed about new content strategies and stories we could tell and managed the communities on the app. A lot of very high energy, engaging work in just under half a year! Together with my app team of three, we experimented with and discovered the world of young people on social platforms.
It’s been quite the whirlwind.
Roffa’s top coffee spots
We’re all in the know: Coffee is fluid black gold. Whether you drink it in pure form, add a ton of foam or value the Australian likes of the flat white or the cold brew – it doesn’t matter. Rotterdam’s no-nonsense attitude goes well with a bakkie pleur, and we’re here to serve you the best spots in town. Energy up!
Man Met Bril Koffie / Het Hoofdkantoor
Man Met Bril Koffie is both café and roaster – the men behind the brand roast fresh beans in the shop while you sniff. They have been named best cup of coffee in the Netherlands by numeral media and are always happy to help you with anything coffee related. This cosy place is tucked away in de Hofbogen in Noord and does breakfast, lunch and cakes too.
Cinta Cofee is a relatively new café on the first floor of Inconcept Store. They mix delicious coffee with an Indonesian twist and serve the dishes to go with it – think noodles. The atmosphere in this small café is homely and the owners are always in for a chat! Here, you even get a student discount %
Another one with a unique concept is Heilige Boontjes, or Holy Beans. This large coffee spot is situated in the centre of Rotterdam and is always full of people working and chatting. The staff of Heilige Boontjes are probably the friendliest baristas out there. They’re also ex-convicts. Buying coffee at HB, you sponsor the re-integration of former offenders and help them get a second chance.
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Harvest Coffee Brewers
The freshest bean of the bunch, Harvest Coffee Brewers is a specialty coffee bar in the centre of Rotterdam. Baristas and couple Loes & Zjevaun studied the art of coffee in Melbourne for 2.5 years before they opened Harvest. Zjevaun is a regular in the world of coffee – he won the Dutch Barista championships in 2012. A new hotspot!
Coppi koffie & fietsen
When you think coffee, you think bikes – it’s the hipster ritual. Coppi combines the two into a shop that’s breakfast bar, lunchroom, café and cycling workshop in one! If that wasn’t enough, they organize events and activities throughout the year. Stop by on your racing bike and check it out!
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