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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.

Here you can find route descriptions to the VU Campus for visitors traveling by car or by public transport (from Schiphol Airport).

Route description Vrije Universiteit - Car

  • From the A10 ring road to the VU

    The A-10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions. Follow the A-10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S 108. Turn left at the end of the slip road onto Amstelveenseweg: after about three hundred yards (at the 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 the VU

    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 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 the VU
    • 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 the VU
    • Metro 50 direction Central Station (15 min) - up to the Amstelveenseweg stop and change to tram 24 towards VU, 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, 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 the VU
    • 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 the VU
    • 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 the VU
    • 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