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VU House rules

You are welcome to make use of our buildings. In the interests of maintaining a pleasant working and study environment, general standards of conduct for staff, students and visitors have been agreed upon within our institution.

These standards also underpin the provision of order and security for visitors, students and staff in the building. By entering this building, you tacitly agree to abide by the applicable house rules. In this way, we can help to ensure that the VU Campus remains an appealing and pleasant place to work and study.

In our buildings, we treat each other with respect. We also respect other people’s belongings, as well as university property. This means that statements and/or actions that may be offensive, abusive or discriminatory to other users of the building, or that are in breach of any legal obligations are prohibited.

VU Amsterdam security personnel may ask you to produce identification. If you should be unwilling or unable to do so, you may be asked to leave the building and VU Amsterdam premises.

Events and photography/film
Our buildings may not be used for meetings, events, still photography or filming that is in conflict with the principles of VU Amsterdam. Anyone wishing to stage an event and/or take still photographs or shoot a film must first obtain permission to do so from VU Amsterdam.

Posters and announcements
Posters and other announcements may only be displayed on the designated boards, subject to prior permission from VU Amsterdam.

For safety reasons, malfunctions should always be reported to the FCO Servicedesk: or 020 59 85777. In case of an emergency, call the emergency number: 020 59 82222.

To report an emergency, call (020) 59 82222. In the event of an emergency, the existing measures may be tightened on a temporary or permanent basis. This means that for your own safety and that of others you must diligently follow the instructions given to you by university personnel.

Violation of the house rules
If you should break the house rules, you may be called to account by VU Amsterdam. If you fail to modify your behavior, you may be asked to leave the building and VU Amsterdam premises. Download the VU House rules.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the VU Campus, including the municipal sidewalks and sites around the O|2 Lab Building, ACTA, Zuidas Botanical Gardens and Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc).

Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the buildings of VU Amsterdam, with the exception of trained service animals.

Outdoor areas of the VU Campus

Bicycle and motorcycle parking
Bicycles should always be placed in the bicycle racks. Motorcycles should always park on the designated motor parking spaces. VU Amsterdam reserves the right to remove bicycles that have not been placed accordingly.

Mopeds amd motorcycles
For safety reasons, the riders of mopeds or motorcycles must turn off the engine before entering a vehicle storage area. They are also prohibited to start their engine there.

Maximum speed limit
A maximum speed limit of 10 km/h applies throughout VU Amsterdam premises.

Teaching and study facilities
VU Amsterdam has also drawn up house rules for educational activities, to ensure the smooth running of the lectures and tutorials taken by you and your fellow students. These are posted in each teaching/study facility.


Please contact the FCO Service desk

VU Main building 0B-01
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam