Practical Details

The Business & Society Research Seminar 2019 will take place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081HV Amsterdam

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Getting to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is located in the vicinity of one of Europe’s most important airline hubs: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. All major airlines and many low-cost airlines connect Amsterdam to more than 250 destinations worldwide. The connection between Schiphol airport and Amsterdam Zuid train stationis just 7 minutes by train. From the train station the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam campus can be reached in 10 minutes by foot or via tram, metro or bus. High speed trains connect Amsterdam directly to major European capitals such as Brussels, Paris, and London. Public transportation (tram/metro/bus) within Amsterdam is cheap and highly frequent. The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is located in the South of Amsterdam (right next to the business district) and has a direct connection to the Amsterdam city centre (20 minutes by tram/metro/bus).

Public Transport
  • From Central Station
    • Metro Tram 51, direction Amstelveen Westwijk (20 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
    • Tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof/Stadshart (25 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU 
    • Tram 24, direction VUmc (VU Medical Center), final stop
  • From Station Amsterdam Zuid
    • Metro Tram 51 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Westwijk, stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
    • Tram 5 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Binnenhof/Stadshart, stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
    • It's a 10-minute walk to the VU

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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 300 meters (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 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam itself in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Karel Lotsylaan. There is paid parking on 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 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. A number of parking places for the handicapped are reserved in front of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building.

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

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Finding accommodation in Amsterdam is difficult, so we advise to book early. The following hotels are within walking distance of the university and have a reasonable price: