On the campus, you must be flush to afford a bowl of soup. Depending on the building, a bowl will set you back between 1.95 and 3.10 euros. This puts WUR at the top of the list of soup prices at Dutch universities. The only other university that charges 1.95 for a bowl of steaming soup is the Radboud University in Nijmegen. At other universities, the price is mostly half that.
This is made public by a comparative study of cafeteria prices at Dutch universities conducted by UKrant, Groningen University’s student magazine. Due to the fact that the new caterer, Compass Group Nederland, was just setting up at WUR, our organisation does not feature on the list. But a survey of the price of soup in Wageningen done by the editors reveals that WUR tops the list. Impulse caterer OSP takes the proverbial cake at 3.10 euros for a serving of soup of the day.
We should not compare apples to orangesLisanne Blom, accountmanager Compass
The large majority of students and employees lunch elsewhere on the campus. Compass is the new caterer for these buildings. In Orion, Forum and the Leeuwenborch, the menu offers a choice of two different soups, says account manager Lisanne Blom: one for 1.95 euros and one for 2.75 euros per 250-millilitre serving. The soup that is priced at 2.75 euros is supplied by the Waste Factory.
Blom has read the UKrant survey and adds a few side notes. The serving size is not stated and may not be the same everywhere. ‘And, are the soups costing 0.95 euros also rich in ingredients, freshly cooked and with a serving size of 250 ml? Or is it 150 millilitres of clear broth? We should not compare apples to oranges.’
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Wageningen University & Research 2.751
Radboud University Nijmegen 1.95
Groningen University 1.80
Utrecht University 1.50
Erasmus University Rotterdam 1.402
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 1.30
Technical University Delft 0.95
Tilburg University 0.953
Maastricht University 0.85
University of Amsterdam —-
(1) also offers soup for 1.95
(2) small serving for 0.95
(3) small serving for 0.65