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What does the Beadle Office do?

The Beadles Office takes care of the academic rituals. The office supervises the administrative PhD trajectory on behalf of the rector magnificus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It organises and prepares academic ceremonies such as PhD conferrals, inaugural and valedictory speeches, the opening of the academic year and the celebration of the Dies Natalis. 

Academic ceremonies

Update 23-09-2021

The links below refer to the protocols for the PhD ceremonies. These protocols are always up-to-date following the latest decisions based on the pandamic measures. Also keep an eye on the announcements on

The online protocol:

The on campus protocol:

Interested persons can watch the ceremony live via this YouTube Channel.


Beadles Office
De Boelelaan 1105 
room 2D-05, VU main building 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
Telephone: +31 20 5985309

Staff Bureau Pedel:
Barbara Zegveld 
Eef Bergs 
Marianne de Gans 
Ellis Verkerk 


Around the execution of the academic ceremonies, the Beadles Office is supported and assisted by hostesses and hosts. Professors can contact them for, among other things, borrowing gowns and questions about the use of the toga (gown) room. Hostesses
De Boelelaan 1105 
room 1C-17, VU main building (next to Auditorium) 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
T 020-5985945.

If no answer: mail your question to the staff members:
Veronica Ostberg: 
Cees Coomans: