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Contact Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact the department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at VU Amsterdam.

Visiting and postal address
VU Amsterdam
Faculty of Science
Department of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences
O|2 Lab Building
De Boelelaan 1108
1081 HZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

At present, the divisions of Theoretical Chemistry and Science, Business & Innovation are still located in the old W&N building. 

Directions to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Head of the department
Prof.dr. Matthias Bickelhaupt

Department manager
Jeroen van Winsen

T +31 (0)20 59 87271


Medicinal Chemistry
Chair: Prof. dr. Rob Leurs

Molecular and Computational Toxicology
Chair: Dr. Paul Jennings BSc

Bio-Organic and Synthetic Chemistry
Chair: Prof. dr. Tom Grossmann

Theoretical Chemistry
Chair: Prof. dr. Matthias Bickelhaupt

Analytical Chemistry
Chair: Prof. dr. Govert Somsen

Science, Business & Innovation
Chair: Prof. dr. ir. Bart Bossink

How to reach the O|2 Building


There are several ways to get the O|2 building by public transport:

  • Train station Amsterdam Zuid (about a 15-20 minute walk)
  • Metro line 50: stop at Amstelveenseweg (about a 10 minute walk)
  • Metro line 51: stop at De Boelelaan/VU (about a 10 minute walk)
  • Tram line 5: stop at De Boelelaan/VU (about a 10 minute walk)
  • Tram lines: 16 and 24, stop at VUmc (about a 1 minute walk)
  • Bus lines 62, 166, 171, 176 and 310: stop at VUmc (about a 1 minute walk)
  • Bus lines 142, 170 and 172: stop at De Boelelaan (about a 5 minute walk)

Plan your trip with (public transport departures, calculating travel times)


The O|2 building is accessible from all directions via the A10 Amsterdam ring road. Follow the ring road to the S108 exit (Oud Zuid/Buitenveldert/Olympic stadium). At the end of the slip road turn left onto Amstelveenseweg (in the direction of VUmc/Zuidas/Amsterdamse bos/Amstelveen). Follow the signs to the P2/VUmc car park.

You can park in the P2 car park on Gustav Mahlerlaan. The entrance is located next to the ACTA building (see the route description map). Parking fees are €1 per 17 minutes, or € 30 for a day ticket. You can find information and parking options near VU Amsterdam on

The lift or stairs lead you to the O|2 building’s staff entrance on the side of the ACTA building.