Residents Committee

Since 2014, the student complex the Feniks in Amsterdam East has been occupied by approximately 342 international, national and PhD students in independent rooms spread over ten floors. The Feniks is located in the Watergraafsmeer district surrounded by plenty of greenery and cosiness. For example, the Frankendael park is a few minutes’ walk from the student complex, but also shopping streets Middenweg and Wibautstraat with many shops and cafes. In addition, the centre of Amsterdam can be reached within ten minutes by bike. Also, the Amsterdam Amstel station is a few minutes’ walk from the Feniks, where you can catch the train, tram, bus and metro.

The residents’ committee of the Feniks are committed to help all residents of the student complex the Feniks. This is done through regular contact with various organizations to create a pleasant and sociable living environment for everyone. For advice or possible solutions to problems that the residents encounter in the student complex, there is not only contact with the landlord DUWO, but also with various neighbourhood organizations of Watergraafsmeer, the municipality of Amsterdam and the tenants’ organization Duwoners. Herein, the residents’ committee tries to focus on possible solutions for both the short and the long term to prevent recurrence. Further, where necessary for the student complex, the residents’ committee participates in (informational) meetings to actively contribute to an enjoyable living environment in the neighbourhood.

Beside all the formal activities, the residents’ committee also organizes social activities for the residents of the Feniks, so that the residents can get to know each other, but also the neighbourhood a little better in a relaxed atmosphere. For this purpose, there is not only contact with the tenants’ organization Duwoners, but also with various organizations in and around the Watergraafsmeer district.

On the other hand, the residents’ committee also makes an effort to be able to reach all residents of the student complex and vice versa digitally through social media. That is why several Facebook pages have been created, including the general page of the Feniks, but also an Instagram account. Along with that a Google group is created to promote direct contact and discussion with each other. 

If there are any questions, suggestions or interest for the residents’ committee, please let us know via one of the social media channels or e-mail us at

Streets: James Wattstraat and Pierre Lallementstraat
Zip codes: 1097 DL and 1097 JR
City: Amsterdam East
District: Watergraafsmeer

Anne Kooijman
Arijit Laik
Belle van de Kerke
Warsha Krishnasing
Alexandra Genis