FEWEB - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, rooms 4A-40/4A-42, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

How to get to the VU?

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Public transport


Schiphol Airport

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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 VU tram stop

+ from Sloterdijk Station

  • underground 50 (12 minutes)
    alight: at the Amstelveenseweg stop; from this stop it is a 7-minute walk to the VU. 

  • bus 19 (18 minutes)
    alight: at the Osdorpplein tram stop, change to bus 23 direction Station Zuid/WTC,
    alight: at De Boelelaan in front of the VU Main Building

+ from Muiderpoort Station

  • bus 15 (25 minutes)
    alight: at the Amstelstation stop; change to express tram 51 (10 minutes) - in the station
    alight: at the VU tram stop

+ from Amstel Station

  • express tram 51 (10 minutes), inside the station, alight: at the VU tram stop

+ from Station Zuid/WTC

  • It is a 6 minute walk to the VU from Station Zuid/WTC. Leave the train platform at the Schiphol side (West), cross the street and go to the left, at the traffic lights turn right (De Boelelaan). IVM is at the other side of this street.

  • express tram 51 (1 minute), alight: at the VU tram stop

  • tram 5 (1 minute), alight: at the VU tram stop

+ from Duivendrecht Station

  • underground 50 (9 minutes), alight: at the Station Zuid/WTC; change: follow directions given under 'from Station Zuid/WTC'

  • underground 54 (9 minutes), change at Spaklerweg to express tram 51; alight: at the VU tram stop.

  • change to train to Station Zuid/WTC (7 minutes); change: follow directions given under 'from Station Zuid/WTC'

There are several direct regional bus services to the VU: from Aalsmeer bus 171, 172; from Alphen a/d Rijn bus 147; from Amstelveen bus 125, 147, 148, 149, 169, 170, 171, 172; from Haarlem bus 125; from Mijdrecht bus 170, 193; from Ouderkerk a/d Amstel bus 125, 148; from Uithoorn bus 147, 149, 170, 193; from Utrecht/Abcoude: bus 125; from Wilnis: bus 193.
Alight: at Amstelveenseweg near the VU Hospital building

Passengers coming from Zaandam are advised to take the train to Amsterdam-Sloterdijk; for further information please see 'from Sloterdijk Station'.
Passengers coming from Amstelveen can also take tram 5 or the express tram 51 directly to the VU.


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 VU can be reached via city routes S 108 and S 109.

There is no free parking anymore until 7 p.m. around the VU. There is paid parking on the VU parking lot, on the De Boelelaan and on the Gustav Mahlerlaan (former Karel Lotsylaan), and to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic. 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').

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