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