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Contact and Directions

Ingang 1085 W&NThe building of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences is located on the campus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, behind the main building. It can be entered through entrance 1085 of the Mathematics and Physics building (W&N building).

Visiting and postal address

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
De Boelelaan 1085-1087
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Board's Office

Please note: not for questions from students about courses, registration, graduation, etc. Students with questions can contact the Central Student Desk.

Phone: +31 (0)20 59 87000
Fax: +31 (0)20 6462457
Email: best.secr.falw@vu.nl

Education Office

Are you a VU student? Then you will find all information at VUnet . If you cannot find what you seek, please contact the Central Student Desk .

Campus Maps

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Plattegrond VU campus en VUmc

Public Transport

From Central Station:

  • express tram 51, direction Amstelveen Westwijk (16 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof (25 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • tram 16 or 24, direction VUmc, final stop

From Station Amsterdam Zuid:

  • express tram 51 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Westwijk
  • tram 5 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Binnenhof
  • it's a 10 minute walk to the VU from Station Amsterdam Zuid


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 University hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan. VU University Amsterdam can be reached via city routes S 108 and S 109.

Parking VU University and VU Medical Center

Schiphol airport

Travellers arriving at Schiphol can take the train to station Amsterdam Zuid/WTC (see above).
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