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The UvA in Amsterdam

Our campuses

The UvA has four campuses located across Amsterdam. Some classes are in quaint old buildings overlooking the canals, others in high-tech laboratories.

University Quarter

This campus is the intellectual heart of the city. The Faculty of Humanities and the University Library are located here.

Picture of the Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis
The 17th-century Bushuis, in the University Quarter, is home to the Faculty of Humanities.

Roeterseiland Campus

Three faculties are housed at the Roeterseiland Campus: Economics and Business, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Law. CREA, the student cultural organisation, is also located here.

Roeterseiland Campus
Students on the grass at Roeterseiland Campus, looking out towards the CREA building.

Amsterdam Science Park

One of the largest science campuses in Europe, Amsterdam Science Park is a centre for research innovation and entrepreneurship. Major research institutions are located here alongside about 120 companies and spin-offs. Amsterdam Science Park is also home to the University Sports Centre and Amsterdam University College.

Science Park UvA
The walkway leading to Science Park 904 and the Universum sports centre.

Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam UMC joins together the university teaching hospitals of the UvA (AMC) and the VU University (VUmc). UvA medical students learn the profession by working alongside doctors, nurses and patients at the AMC location in Amsterdam South-east.

students of the study programme Medicine
Medical students at the Amsterdam UMC (location Meibergdreef) in South-east Amsterdam.

Campus development

The UvA is working to consolidate its teaching and research activities within four campuses. At one time, we had about 85 different buildings scattered across Amsterdam. Many buildings didn't meet modern-day standards for teaching and research, and there weren't enough common areas to facilitate collaboration between disciplines. 

Clustering helps to blur traditional boundaries – boundaries between faculties, between the university and other organisations, and between the university and society as a whole. The campuses are also meant to be places where societal issues are discussed and innovative teaching and research take place.

By consolidating our activities in four campuses, we hope to foster greater collaboration between disciplines and provide areas where staff, students, alumni, collaboration partners and local residents can meet and interact.

Read the latest developments on the campus development website.