We are on the 11th floor of the “NU” building, at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Google Maps points to the right location for the entrance to the building, on De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV.

Coming from the train/metro/tram stop, you will find the entrance of the “NU” building on De Boelelaan right after the “Main” building and the “Red potato” building, as shown below.

If these basic directions are not sufficient, here are some detailed directions (the department has some more directions, which are useful if you are arriving from a different station).

If (arrive_by_train) goto A;
else if (arrive_by_tram_or_metro) goto (B);
else if (arrive_by_car) goto (C);
else you_are_already_there?

A: # by train/metro

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). If you are coming from the city (e.g., Central Station), take metro #51 or #52 towards 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. Walk past the petrol station and cross at the traffic lights, you will see the VU Griffion (aka the VU chicken) on the high “Main” building. Turn right on De Boelelaan and walk for 300m to find the entrance to the “NU” building.

Goto (A+B+C).

B: # by tram

If you are coming to the VU from the city by tram (recommended for sightseeing), take tram #5 going away from Central Station towards Amstelveen . Get off at the tram stop “VU” (one stop after Amsterdam Zuid). The tram travels along Buitenveldertselaan and stops at the corner of Buitenveldertselaan and De Boelelaan. Exit the tram and head east on De Boelelaan, right opposite the tram stop. Walk for 300m to find the entrance to the “NU” building.

Goto (A+B+C).

C: # by car

First, have a look at the directions to our building.

There is (paid) parking space (P3 VU Campus) right under the “NU” building. If you park there, you are already inside the building, just get to the nearest elevator to go up.

Goto (A+B+C).

A+B+C: # train, metro, tram, car

You have now arrived at the “NU” Building. Take one of the elevators (on the right side from the main entrance) to get to the 11th floor, where we are located. As you exit the elevator, turn left and walk into the coffee room.

At this point, you have the following options:

  • If your meeting point is the 11th-floor coffee room, just wait there for someone to pick you up.
  • If your meeting point is the 11th-floor meeting room, go to the room on the left side of the coffee room (NU-11A37).
  • If you are looking for any other room, you can ask the secretaries (room NU-11A43, right next to the meeting room). They’ll walk you to the right room. You can find room numbers (of the form ${FLOOR}${WING}-${ID}) of people in our group here.