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Getting to VU Amsterdam

The VU campus is located in Amsterdam’s business district Zuidas. This means that it has good connections and it is a meeting place that is easily accessible for everyone.

Since 1974, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been located at the De Boelelaan in Amsterdam. With the growing Zuidas business district, Amsterdam Zuid station a short walk away, and a spot right next to the A10 motorway, the campus is in a more than convenient location. Moreover, you can be in the heart of Amsterdam in no time by metro, tram or by bike. Whether you come by bike, by public transport or by car—VU Amsterdam is easy to reach from all directions.

  • To VU Amsterdam by bike
    Are you coming to VU Amsterdam by bike? You will find covered and uncovered bicycle parking at various locations on campus. Please pay attention to where you put your bike and only put it in the designated spaces or racks. In addition, there are also separate parking spaces for mopeds and motorbikes.
  • To VU Amsterdam by public transportation
    The VU campus is a few minutes' walk from station Amsterdam Zuid. Trains from all directions come through the station and metro 52 (North/South line) stops here too. In addition, tram 24, tram 25 or tram 5 stop practically next door. There are also various bus lines that stop near campus. Plan your trip easily via 9292.
  • To VU Amsterdam by car
    VU Amsterdam offers various parking options. You can park in one of our parking garages: P1, P2 and P3. You can find more information about the rates and where the parking garages are located on this website. You can also use public parking near the VU campus in Buitenveldert at municipal parking rates. Please note that on certain streets there is a maximum time limit of three hours. More information can be found on the website of the City of Amsterdam.

    Google Maps to the VU Campus
  • Uilenstede
    Uilenstede is the largest student campus in Northern Europe. Moreover, it is close to the VU campus. From the main campus, it is about five minutes by bike, by car or by public transport. Tram 25 (Station Zuid - Amstelveen Westwijk) or tram 5 (Station Zuid/Parnassusweg) take you there directly in a few stops.