Address of the Conference Venue
VU Amsterdam (Initium Building)
De Boelelaan 1077
1081 HV Amsterdam
Click on Visitor’s Guide for a map of the VU Campus.
How to get to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Are you coming to VU Amsterdam by bike? You will find covered and uncovered bicycle parking at various locations on campus. Please pay attention to where you put your bike and only put it in the designated spaces or racks. In addition, there are also separate parking spaces for mopeds and motorbikes.
VU Amsterdam offers various parking options. You can park in one of our parking garages: P1, P2 and P3. You can find more information about the rates and where the parking garages are located on the VU website. You can also use public parking near the VU campus in Buitenveldert at municipal parking rates or private parking garages (for example: ParkBee or Q-park). Please note that for some parking garages you need to reserve and on certain streets there is a maximum time limit of three hours. More information about the maximum time limit can be found on the website of the City of Amsterdam.
By public transportation
The VU campus is a few minutes’ walk from station Amsterdam Zuid. Trains from all directions come through the station and metro 52 (North/South line) stops here too. In addition, tram 24, tram 25 or tram 5 stop practically next door. There are also various bus lines that stop near campus. Plan your trip easily via 9292.
You are welcome to book your accommodation elsewhere in Amsterdam, but we have arranged a selection of hotels with discounted rates. Please mention the ‘Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’ to receive the discount when booking:
Apollofirst Boutique Hotel Amsterdam
Apollolaan 123, 1077 AP Amsterdam
€10 discount for Conference attendees using the code: AFF-VU22
The Delphi – Amsterdam Townhouse
Apollolaan 105, 1077 AN Amsterdam
10% discount for Conference attendees using the code: CORPORATE
Things to do in Amsterdam
The entire city of Amsterdam is filled with fascinating museums, attractions, and sights. You can walk or cycle around historic neighbourhoods like the Jordaan, relax at the Vondelpark, go shopping in De Negen Straatjes or the Albert Cuypmarkt and explore culture park Westergasfabriek. Another exciting way to explore the city is to go cruising down Amsterdam’s famous canals and discover the city’s sights and attractions while relaxing on the water.
You can also visit one of these well-known museums:
Anne Frank House
Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well-known former residents. She lived in a Secret Annex at the Prinsengracht with her family for more than two years during World War II. The building at the Prinsengracht has been converted into a museum, which contains a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews during World War II.
More information and tickets: https://www.annefrank.org/en/
The Rijksmuseum is one of the most impressive and popular museums of Amsterdam. The collection of the Rijksmuseum contains some of the masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer.
More information and tickets: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en
Van Gogh Museum
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous Dutch painters to date. The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh: over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters.
More information and tickets: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en