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Directions to VU Amsterdam


Vrije Universiteit
W&N Building
De Boelelaan 1085
1081HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


To the campus

The VU Campus is situated in the southern part of Amsterdam, at a point where motorways and public transport facilities converge. It can be easily reached both by car and public transport: it is situated next to the A10 (the belt highway around Amsterdam) and can be reached in a 10 minutes' walk from the railway station Amsterdam Zuid. The express tram takes 20 minutes to bring you from the VU Campus to the very centre of Amsterdam. The international airport is only 10 kilometers away. 
Arriving by:
Public transport
Schiphol Airport
Map of Amsterdam
Map of Amsterdam
Campus map
Campus map
(PDF version for printing)

Public transport

From Centraal Station
  • express tram 51 (16 minutes), in the underground station
  • tram 5 (25 minutes), on the station square

  • alight: at the tram stop VU
From Station Zuid/WTC
  • express tram 51 (direction Amstelveen, 1 stop), alight: at the tram stop VU
  • tram 5 (direction Amstelveen, 1 stop), alight: at the tram stop VU
  • It is a 10 minute walk to the VU from Station Zuid/WTC (recommended)


The A-10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions. Follow the A-10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S 108. Turn left at the end of the sliproad onto Amstelveenseweg: after about three hundred yards (at the VU Hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan. the turn right into van der Boechorststraat, then left into A.J.Ernststraat where you can park your car. The VU can be reached via city routes S 108 and S 109.

There are only paid parking lots around the VU campus. The best chances to find available spaces are in A.J.Ernststraat (see campus map.)

Schiphol Airport

Travellers arriving at Schiphol can take the train to Station Zuid/ WTC (see 'Public transport: from Station Zuid/WTC').

To the meeting room

  • (In the following we assume you have the campus map handy.)
  • Once at the campus, you follow the red arrows from the tram station (top left corner of the map) to the entrance 1085 as indicated.
  • (You do NOT need to register with the door keeper.)
  • Inside the building, you first get to the floor of the meeting room (the first digit of the room number) and then to the corridor indicated by the letter (the building is organized in alphabetical order). Then, you get into the room. Example: your meeting is in F607. You get to the 6th floor, walk to corridor F (follow the signs), and finally look for room F607 in there.