How to get to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Public transport

From Central Station

- express tram 51, direction Poortwachter (16 minutes)
- tram 5, direction Poortwachter (25 minutes)

From Station Zuid / WTC

- express tram 51 (1 minute), direction Poortwachter
- tram 5 (1 minute), direction Poortwachter
- it's a 10 minute walk to the VU from Station Zuid/WTC


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 slip road onto Amstelveenseweg: after about three hundred yards (at the VU Hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan. The VU can be reached via city routes S 108 and S 109.


There is a limited amount of parking space around the VU itself in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Karel Lotsylaan, There is paid parking on the VU parking lot to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic. There is even more parking space on the east side of Buitenveldertselaan at the junction with Willem van Weldammelaan, within 5 minutes walking distance of the VU. A number of parking places for the handicapped are reserved in front of the VU Main Building and within its grounds.

Schiphol Airport

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


Click the links below for maps of the VU campus and the region around the VU.

Map VU campus (Dutch)
Map region around the VU