Dear firstyear student,
In the Netherlands you have an assocaition for (bio)-chemists. You can already join them during your first as a student. Why would you do this? The first year of subscription is for free and during this year you will recieve the C2W the two weekly magazine of the KNCV will all kinds of interesting news. Besides that you join all kinds of events and there is more, which you can read here. If you want to subsribe click here.
Below you can find a promotion movie of the KNCV: