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Route description

The location of the VU Campus, adjacent to Amsterdam’s Zuidas and nearby Schiphol airport, makes it a readily accessible rendezvous.

Accessibility of the VU Campus

The VU buildings are all situated around a central campus square. With the nearby train station Amsterdam Zuid, the North/South metro line, as well as the metro lines 50 and 51, tram lines 5 and 24 with stops near the Main Building, the VU Campus is easily accessible with public transportation. The A10 allows for great accessibility by car as well. You can find the route descriptions for car and public transport below.

Accessibility and roadworks

  • Renovation of A.J. Ernststraat, fall of 2022 [29/06/2022]

    The section of the A.J. Ernststraat between the Buitenveldertselaan and Van der Boechhorststraat will be redeveloped due to the arrival of the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS). This will lead to limited accessibility of the VU Campus and Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc via the A.J. Ernststraat.

    The redevelopment is going according to schedule. After the summer holidays the A.J. Ernststraat will be inaccessible for all traffic from the Buitenveldertselaan. The VU Campus, the international school, and other nearby public facilities will remain accessible from the Van der Boechhorststraat with bulkheads on the ground. If you are traveling by car, signs and roadblocks will show you which route you can take.

    More information

  • Roadworks Buitenveldertselaan until May 2023 - [update October 2022]

    Since April 2022, the city government is executing roadworks on the Buitenveldertselaan. This includes the replacement of the tiles of the sidewalks and bicycle lanes, renovating of the asphalt on the road, replacement of the sewage (by Waternet) and of the gas pipes (by Liander). Since April 4th this year the municipality of Amsterdam is doing construction work on the Buitenveldertselaan.   

    From the 3th of October until the 4th of December 2022 they will start working on the east side of the bicycle lane between Van Nijenrodeweg and Van Boshuizenstraat. Bicycle traffic is possible and is redirected by road signs on site. From the  17th of October until the 18th of November we will start working on the west side of the road between the A.J. Ernststraat and the Van Boshuizenstraat. During this period the road will be closed for car traffic. Car traffic will be redirected via Van Boshuizenstraat and the Van Leijenberghlaan. Bus transport will also be redirected, information about the temporarily routes will be publish on GVB website and at the bus stops. The area continues to be accessible for pedestrians, routes are indicated on site. For questions regarding the construction work, please send us an e-mail to go-wegenzuid@amsterdam.nl. 

Route description Vrije Universiteit - Car

  • From the A10 ring road to VU Amsterdam

    The A10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions. Follow the A10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S 108. Turn left at the end of the slip road onto Amstelveenseweg: after about three hundred yards (at VU hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan. VU Amsterdam can be reached via city routes S 108 and S 109.

    VU Campus on Google maps
    VU Uilenstede on Google maps

  • Parking

    There is a limited amount of parking space around Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam itself in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Gustav Mahlerllaan. There is paid parking on VU Amsterdam parking lot to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic. There is even more parking space on the east side of Buitenveldertselaan at the junction with Willem van Weldammelaan, within 5 minutes walking distance of VU Amsterdam. A number of parking places for the handicapped are reserved in front of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building.

Route description Vrije Universiteit - Public transport

  • From Station Amsterdam Zuid to VU Amsterdam

    It's a 10-minute walk to VU Amsterdam from Station Amsterdam Zuid.

    By public transport in approx. 2-4 minutes, get off at De Boelelaan / VU:

    • Tram 5 direction Amstelveen Stadshart
    • Tram 25 direction Amstelveen Westwijk
    • Bus 62 direction Haarlemmermeerstation
    • Bus 242 towards Mijdrecht Centrum (Monday to Friday between 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
    • Bus 341 towards Hoofddorp Spaarne Gasthuis
    • Bus 346 direction Haarlem Station
    • Bus 348 direction Uithoorn
    • Bus 358 towards Kudelstaart
  • From Station Amsterdam Centraal to VU Amsterdam

    • Metro 52 (Noord-Zuidlijn) towards Station Zuid (10 min) - get off at Station Zuid; see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Metro 51 direction Isolatorweg (15 min) - stop Station Zuid; see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Tram 24 direction VU medical center (35 min) - De Boelelaan/VU exit stop
  • From Station Amsterdam Sloterdijk to VU Amsterdam

    • Metro 50 direction Central Station (15 min) - up to the Amstelveenseweg stop and change to tram 24 towards VU Amsterdam, or walk (10 minutes); or get off at Station Zuid stop and see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Metro 51 direction Central Station (15 min) - up to the Amstelveenseweg stop and change to tram 24 towards VU Amsterdam, or walk (10 minutes); or get off at Station Zuid stop and see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Bus 15 direction Station Zuid (30 min) - get off at Station Zuid (terminus); see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
  • From Station Amsterdam Amstel to VU Amsterdam

    • Metro 51 direction Isolatorweg (10 min) - get off at Station Zuid (terminus); see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Bus 62 towards Haarlemmermeerstation (30 min) - get off at De Boelelaan
  • From Station Duivendrecht to VU Amsterdam

    • Train to Amsterdam Zuid Station (5-7 min); see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Metro 50 direction Isolatorweg (9 min) - get off at Amsterdam Zuid; see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Metro 54 towards Amsterdam Centraal (9 min) - change at the Van der Madeweg to metro 50 towards Isolatorweg; or at Spaklerweg change to metro 51 towards Isolatorweg - Amsterdam Zuid exit; see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
  • From Schiphol Airport to VU Amsterdam

    • Train to Amsterdam Zuid Station (6-7 min); see further 'From Amsterdam Zuid station'
    • Bus 341 direction Amsterdam Zuid Station (25 min) - exit: De Boelelaan / VU
  • Regional buses

    Get off: De Boelelaan / VU

    • Bus 242 from Mijdrecht via Uithoorn and Amstelveen (only Monday through Friday in the morning rush hour)
    • Bus 341 from Hoofddorp via Schiphol
    • Bus 346 from Haarlem
    • Bus 348 from Uithoorn via Amstelveen
    • Bus 358 from Kudelstaart via Aalsmeer and Amstelveen

    Get off: Amsterdam UMC - location VUmc

    • Bus 347 from Uithoorn via Amstelveen
    • Bus 357 from Aalsmeer via Amstelveen
  • More information

    At important public transfer points such as stations, some metro and bus stops and P+R areas, it is also possible to rent the public transport bicycle (OV-fiets). In Amsterdam this is possible, among others, at Amsterdam RAI station, Amsterdam Central, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam South. More information about OV-fiets can be found here. It is possible to download a route description and map via the NS digital journey planner. It explains how you can cycle to the location from stations in Amsterdam.

  • Current travel information