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VU Buildings opening hours

The opening hours of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam buildings.

Academic calendar VU UvA 2020-2025
Visiting addresses and meeting rooms
Special events and reception locations
Renting educational and conference rooms
General contact information

Due to the corona crisis, the Bellevue building is also open to students on weekends. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The regular opening hours apply to the other buildings.

Security staff can open a building on Saturday upon request. The user will be charged for the costs of any additional staff (e.g. a receptionist).

Access to VU buildings

Hostesses/hosts are present at the main entrance of the large buildings to receive visitors and answer questions. You can also contact them for:

Visitors to the Initium building must be registered at the reception 24 hours in advance. See also the Visitor registration page.

Telephone numbers of the receptions:

Access outside opening hours

  • Buildings closed on Saturdays can be opened by security on request. The costs for a reception employee, etc. will then be passed on.
  • For people who need access to a building after closing time (at night), you specifically request night access.
  • If due to circumstances you are in front of a closed door after closing time, please report to security via the intercom.

Opening hours various facilities

Opening hours VU buildings

  • VU Main building

    De Boelelaan 1105 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 85854

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 23:00 
    Saturday 08:00 to 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
    Holidays  2021, 10:00 to 18:00 (2 April, 4 April, 5 April, 27 April, 5  May, 13 May, 23 May, 24 May) 

    Closed 25 December - 1 January  

    The seating area of the restaurant may be used for study purposes during regular opening hours. Extended opening hours (until 22:00) apply preceding regular exam periods as listed below.

    2020-2021

    • 13 and 14 March 2021
    • 20 and 21 March 2021
    • 8 and 9 May 2021
    • 15 and 16 May 2021
    • 12 and 13 June 2021
    • 19 and 20 June 2021
    • 16 and 17 October 2021
    • 23 and 24 October 2021
    • 11 and 12 December 2021
    • 18 and 19 December 2021

    University Library
    In the two weekends prior to the exam periods, the study and computer areas of the University Library Library at the Main Building will remain open until 10 pm. 

    The Medical Library is also open on a number of Sundays.

  • New University building

    De Boelelaan 1111 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception 0638684042

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed
    Closed 25 December 2020 until 1 January 2021, 2 April, 5 April, 26 -27 April, 5 May, 13 & 14 May, 24 May, 27-31 December 2021

  • MF building

    Van der Boechorststraat 7 | 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 85864

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed  
    Closed 5 April, 27 April, 13 May, 24 May   

    Special opening hours 07.30-17.30 from 28 until 31 December 2020, 2 April, 26 April, 5 May, 14 May, 27 until 31 December 2021

  • W&N building (Mathematics and Physics)

    De Boelelaan 1085 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 85874

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 26-27 April, 5 May, 13-14 May, 24 May, 27-31 December 2021

  • Initium

    De Boelelaan 1077 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 85465

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 23:00 (summer period 07:00 to 19:00)
    Saturday 08:00 to 16:00
    Closed Sundays
    Closed 2 until 5 April, 26 & 27 April, 5 May, 13 t/m 15 May, 24 May, 25 December - 3 January 2022

  • O|2 Lab building

    De Boelelaan 1108 | 1081 HZ Amsterdam
    Reception 06 52 440359

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 27 April, 5 May, 13 May, 24 May

  • Transitorium

    Van der Boechorststraat 1 | 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Reception - please contact the MF reception: 020 59 85864

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 26-27 April, 5 May, 13-14 May, 24 May, 27-31 December 2021

  • ACTA

    Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004 | 1081 LA Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 80220

    Monday to Thursday 06:00 to 22:00
    Friday 06:00 to 21:00
    Saturday and Sunday (only for authorized personnel) 10:00 to 14:00
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 26-27 April, 5 May, 13-14 May, 24 May, 25 December 2021 - 1 January 2022

  • OZW building

    De Boelelaan 1109 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception 020 59 83646

    Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 22:30
    Friday and during school holidays 07:00 to 21.00
    Weekends closed
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 27 April, 13 May, 24 May, 25 December 2021 - 1 January 2022
    Special opening hours 07.00-21.00 from 18 July until 29 August 2021

  • BelleVUe

    De Boelelaan 1091 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception - please contact the Main Building 020 59 85854

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 22:00
    Weekends closed. Extended opening times (until 22:00) apply preceding regular exam periods as listed under Main building.
    Closed 2 April, 5 April, 26-27 April, 5 May, 13-14 May, 24 May, 27-31 December 2021

  • TenT

    De Boelelaan 1091 a | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception - please contact the Main building 020 59 85854

    Open upon request

  • Kinderrijk Day care centre

    Van der Boechorststraat 13 | 1081 BT Amsterdam

    Monday to Friday 07:00 to 18:00
    Weekends closed
    Website

  • VU Sports Centre

    Visiting address location Uilenstede: Uilenstede 100 | 1183 AM Amstelveen
    Reception Uilenstede: 020 59 85090

    Opening hours Uilenstede (Main building)
    Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 21.00 (Fridays till 20.00)
    Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

    Visiting address location VU Campus: De Boelelaan 1109 | 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Reception VU Campus: 020 59 83656

    Opening hours VU Campus (OZW building)
    Monday to Friday: closed
    Saturday and Sunday: closed

  • Coordination Centre Energy

    Visiting address: Van der Boechorststraat 5 | 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Reception: 020 59 85810 (Available 24 hours a day)

    Alarm number: 22222 (Only inside the VU) or 020 59 82222

    Opening hours Coordination Centre Energy
    Monday to Friday: 07.00 - 20.00
    Saturday and Sunday: closed