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Food and drinks on Campus

From the first cup of coffee in the morning to a delicious hot meal at the end of the day: VU campus has a wide variety of cafés and restaurants to satisfy any craving. 

A welcoming, vibrant campus where people spend more and more time should boast a wide variety of coffee corners and restaurants, i.e. Bar Boele,  Doppio Espresso, Science Café (O|2 Lab building) and Grand Café LIVING. The VU restaurants offer a broad variety of lunch items, see VU catering. The restaurant in the Main Building serves warm meals.

Restaurants and coffee corners per building

  • VU Main building

    • Main Street: 08:00 - 18:30 (weekend: 09.30 - 17.00)
    • Restaurant Foodplaza: 10:00 - 19:30
    • Coffee corner REVO - 8th floor: 09:30 - 14:00
  • New University building

    Coffee Corner LOKL (Atrium): Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

  • Initium

    Coffee Bean Station: Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 14:00

  • MF building

    Coffee corner Crackle & Hum: 08:00 - 18:00

    Food court: 10.00 - 14.00

  • W&N building

    Restaurant Bakery & More: closed

  • O|2 Lab building

    Science Café: 08:00 - 17:00

  • ACTA

    • Coffee care: 08.00 - 17.00
    • Restaurant Foodcourt (7th floor): 09:30 uur  – 14:00
  • Banqueting

    Do you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks? In the banqueting brochure you will find the product range.

Vending machines at VU Amsterdam

  • Hot drinks vending machines

    The hot drinks vending machines serve coffee, chocolate milk and hot water. The vending machines are operated using a VU card with coffee rights (VU employees) or a debit card with contactless payment (non-VU employees, students and visitors). The coffee rights are put directly on the VU pass; this does not need to be requested separately. Management of the vending machines is outsourced. 

    Coffee vending machines for office tenants

    Upon request, it is also possible for tenants (external parties) to have a coffee machine placed in their own (private) working area. Here, criteria and conditions for placement apply. Costs are passed on. Agreements are recorded in writing. If you would like more information, please contact FCO Servicedesk.

  • Snacks, sweets and soft drinks

    Scattered across the VU Campus you will find vending machines with sweets, snacks and soft drinks. You will find the vending machines on the ground floor of the buildings and 'in busy places', such as large lecture halls or study areas. Use of the vending machines is at your own expense and payment is contactless with your bank card.

    Vending machine locations

    • Main building (ground floor, 6th floor)
    • Initium (1st floor)
    • MF building (ground floor)
    • O|2 Lab Building (ground floor)
    • W&N Building (ground floor, 6th floor)
  • Report malfunction

    See a vending machine that is not working? Please report it. Remember to pass on the vending machine number (shown in the vending machine's display) and location, and turn over the fault card on the vending machine so that others can see that the fault has been reported. The fault will be solved as soon as possible by.

    • VU staff or students in possession of a VUnet ID pass on the report via the Service portal. You can see the progress of your report via the My reports overview in your dashboard.
    • Don't have a VUnet ID? Then submit your report via the External Service portal.

Catering industry

  • Grand café LIVING

    Grand café LIVING can be found on the ground floor of the New University Building. LIVING has a sunny terrace on campus square. A quick coffee or a full breakfast, a laptop session with tasty benefits, a business dinner or a drink with friends; you are welcome at Grand café LIVING.

  • Doppio Espresso

    Doppio Espresso stands for passion for coffee and fresh and natural products. You can enjoy a delicious espresso, cappuccino, or latte. 

    Doppio Espresso offers an ideal base to enjoy coffee while studying or to just relax and catch up. There is free WiFi and plenty of power outlets. In addition to espresso, cappuccino and coffee specials, they offer also breakfast, lunches and pastries.

  • Bar Boele

    Bar Boele is the cultural hotspot of the VU Campus and is located in the New University Building at De Boelelaan 1111. Bar Boele is associated with the Rialto VU cinema and Griffioen theatre, which are also housed in this building.


Please contact the FCO Service desk

VU Main building KC01b
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam