# How to get here

I am in room P4.16 in the Science building (locally also known as the FEW or the WN building) of the Vrije Universiteit. Here are some (really detailed) directions. (The department has some more directions, which are useful if you are arriving from a different station.)

First, have a look at the map. And here is a map of the Campus (the number 4 marks your target entrance).

Algorithm:
If (arrive_by_train) goto A;
else if (arrive_by_tram_or_metro) goto (B);
else if (arrive_by_car) goto (C);

### A: # by train

If you are coming from Schiphol: take the train to Amsterdam Zuid (the final destination may well be Hilversum, or Utrecht, Lelystad, Eindhoven, Enschede, or some other destination --- just make sure it calls at Amsterdam Zuid).

Get off at Amsterdam Zuid.

Exit the platform on the side where there is no station building, down the stairs, turn left, under the overpass. You are now on the Buitenveldertselaan (see map). Walk past the petrol station and cross at the traffic lights. You will see the first VU Griffion (aka the VU chicken) on the high building, but you keep going straight (follow the tram line) for a few hundred meters (keep University on your right).

Approximately at the far end of the tram/metro stop, you will see another huge neon Griffion on your right. Pass underneath that building to get to the main campus. After passing underneath the building with the VU chicken, turn left immediately (just before the temporary blue buildings.

Goto (A+B+C)

### B: # by tram/metro

If you are coming to the VU from the city by metro/tram, take either tram #5 or metro #51 going away from Central Station towards Amstelveen. Get off at the tram stop "VU" (one stop beyond Amsterdam Zuid). The tram travels along Buitenveldertselaan and stops at the corner of Buitenveldertselaan and De Boelelaan. Exit the tram and walk to the building with the huge neon Griffion (aka as the "VU Chicken") right opposite the tram stop. After passing underneath the building with the VU chicken, turn left immediately (just before the temporary blue buildings.

### A+B+C: # train and tram/metro

You have now arrived at the Exact Sciences Building, at the 1081 entrance. (In case you got lost in these 200 meters: just ask someone where the Exact Sciences building is. The building is also known as F.E.W. or W&N building. There are usually many students around to ask.)

My room is P416:

• Go up the steps into the Science Building and take the lift to the 4th floor.
• Exit the lift to the left and go through the glass fire doors.
• Then turn right into the really long corridor and walk about 40 m.
• Go past the vending machines on the left and through another set of glass doors.
• Keep going until you are almost at the next set of fire doors. My office is on the left.

### C: # by car

First, have a look at the directions to our building. Thee following directions will take you to the entrance marked 1081 and beyond.

There is (paid) parking space near the main building (street: De Boelelaan) and behind our building (street: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat).

Detailed instructions on how to get here from the parking space:

• If you park in De Boelelaan, walk through the main entrance (marked Aula on this map and marked by number 1105 on the detailed map). Keep somewhat to the right inside the building. There is a staircase and a revolving door in the back. Exit and keep walking to the (big) building behind it. Pass between the low blue building marked by number 1091a on the map and the building marked by number 1083. Do not take the entrance with the ramp, but go straight and turn left after the blue building, until you reach entrance 1081.

Goto (A+B+C);

• If you park in the E.J. Ernststraat: walk towards the Buitenvedertselaan, pass underneath the huge neon Griffion (aka as the "VU Chicken") right opposite the tram stop.

Goto (A+B+C);