13:30 - 21:00 Sport and Culture day
VU Amsterdam has so much more to offer than just studying. On these days, you can get to know our Sports Centre, Cultural Centre Griffioen, and the newly opened cinema Rialto.
13:30 - 18:00 Sports day at Sports Centre VU
During the day the Sports Centre organises several possibilities to play team sports and fitness. Registration for those activities is not necessary. There are also several sports classes for you to try out, which do require registration.
Of course you are more than welcome for a snack and drink afterwards.
13:30 - 18:00 Team sports and fitness
|13:30 - 14:00||Walk-in and possibility to change||Sports centre Uilenstede|
|14:00 - 17:00||Fitness||Gym hall||Free training. Note that it's not a class. An instructor is present to answer questions.|
|14:00 - 17:00||Basketball / Volleyball||Sports hall 1||No registration needed, however note that there may be several rounds. The first will start around 14:00.|
|14:00 - 17:00||Futsal (indoor soccer)||Sports hall 2||No registration needed, however note that there may be several rounds. The first will start around 14:00.|
|17:00 - 18:00||Drinks & snacks||Sports Centre Café||No registration needed, drinks at own expense|
14:00 - 17:00 Sports classes
|Time||Studio 1||Studio 2||Studio 3||Remarks|
|14:00 - 15:00||Yoga||Pole dancing||Zumba||Registration needed|
|15:00 - 16:00||Yoga||Pole dancing||Kick boxing||Registration needed|
|16:00 - 17:00||Yoga||Pole dancing||Boxing||Registration needed|
You can only join these classes if you registered and received a confirmation via e-mail. Of course you are also welcome to join the drinks at 17:00 in the Sports Centre Café - no registration is needed for that.
Cultural workshops at Griffioen Cultural Centre (14:00 - 16:00)
At Griffioen you can unwind! Not only do they have a versatile theatre programme, but you can also come to them for creative courses. In their theatre you will find everything from cabaret to theatre, music and dance, from big names to new talents. In terms of courses, Griffioen offers everything from dance to music, mindfulness, theatre, writing, photography, painting and much more. During this day, they offer several courses for you to try.
In improvisation, there are no mistakes. Stage and create something new with little preparation. During this workshop you'll learn to stop restricting your imagination and your expression, you'll learn to express your ideas and creativity on stage with other improvisers.
In this workshop, the art is to let go of everything while dancing to Afrobeats, Dancehall and Dubstep. This workshop is open to everyone who wants to experience this energetic and challenging dance style! No need to have experience in dancing.
In this workshop you will learn the basic elements of Salsa. A dance partner is not necessary! At the end of the workshop, you are ready to dance with anyone at a Salsa party!
|14:00 - 15:00||Salsa||Improv theatre||Afro mix|
|15:00 - 16:00||Salsa||Improv theatre||Afro mix|
You can only join these classes if you registered and received a confirmation via e-mail.
Movie night (18:30 - 21:00)
Want to catch a movie after college or during a break? It's possible on the campus! In the New University Building you'll find Rialto VU; a brand new movie theater with four state-of-the-art screening rooms. From award-winning dramas to timeless classics and from sharp comedies to eye-opening documentaries, you can see it all at Rialto VU. In addition, film festivals such as IDFA, CinemAsia and World Cinema Amsterdam take place regularly.
Get to know Rialto VU
To give you a taste of the cinema on campus, you can attend a movie programe during the VU Master's introduction with three short films by young, talented filmmakers. There are three timeslots that you can join, and during each timeslot all three short films will be shown.
- Timeslot 1: starts at 18:30
- Timeslot 2: starts at 19:20
- Timeslot 3: starts at 20:15
About the movies
Mauricio Corco | Chile | 2021 | 18' | Chilean spoken | English subtitled
Mti (29), a Haitian immigrant, decides to return to Haiti with his wife and daughter after years of saving up during his stay in Chile. However, his plans are thrown into disarray when his money is stolen.
- Club Lockdown
Ashar Medina | Netherlands | 2019 | Dutch spoken | English subtitles
In this thriller, an encounter takes place in an abandoned nightclub at the time of corona. During this dissolute evening, secrets come to light and a date degenerates into a life and death fight.
Aiman Hassani | Netherlands | 2017 | Dutch spoken | English subtitles
Ahmed is 21 years old when he is told he is terminally ill. In the period after the diagnosis, we see how he reacts to this 'death fate'. Will he die before he even draws his last breath, or will Ahmed make use of every millisecond he has left?
You can only join this event if you registered and received a confirmation via e-mail.