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Coronavirus: Buildings and facilities

Which UvA buildings are open?


  • Amsterdam Science Park (ASP)

    The opening hours at a number of buildings of the Faculty of Science will change due to the lockdown measures:

    • During the lockdown-period, ASP 904 is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 20:00 to facilitate strictly necessary work.  During the weekend the current opening hours remain unchanged: from 10:00 to 18:00.  
      • Strictly necessary work is covered by practical training, lab-related research and essential management of facilities.  For those who really cannot work from home due to personal circumstances there are  (limited) possibility to come to the campus. PLEASE NOTE: Employees covered by these exceptions can only do so with the approval of their supervisor. 
    • In ASP 904 F and G, practical training will be facilitated in accordance with teaching timetable.
    • For ASP 107 and the FNWI pavilion the opening hours remain unchanged. ASP 107 from 8:00 to 19:00 and the FNWI pavilion from 9:00 to 18:00 (Monday to Friday).
    • The opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 for all buildings. 

    Authorised approval

    Staff who must enter one of the closed buildings, or sections of SP 904, or must enter in the evening, need to get approval from their supervisor or the institute’s operational manager. They must also follow applicable safety regulations. To get access to Science Park 904 in the evening, staff need to report to reception in the main hall, and sign in and sign out at the Control Room when entering or leaving the building via the night entrance.

  • Roeterseiland Campus (REC)

    During the lockdown period, the following buildings on  Roeterseiland Campus will be open to restricted degree, on monday through friday from 08.00-18.00 hours.

    • REC A is open and accessible via the main entrance on the Valckeniersstraat 65. There are no study places.
    • REC B via main entrance at the Nieuwe Achtergracht. There are no study places. 
    • REC C/D via main entrance at the Nieuwe Achtergracht. Staff of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences can also enter via the main entrance of REC D.
    • REC E, via main entrance on Roetersstraat/Nieuwe Prinsengracht
    • REC L and G (for staff according to protocol), via the main entrance of REC G, with a staff card. Students who are registered for temporary small-scale education can enter through the main entrance of REC L.
    • REC M via the main entrance. Only open to staff based on Faculty access regulations. Web lectures scheduled for REC M will be moved to REC A.
    • REC H. Only open to students by reservation. They can book a study space via the Library website. The adjusted opening hours are 7:30-18:00.
    • REC J/K: until July 1, access system for employees via FS service point.
  • University Quarter

    All buildings in the University Quarter are open, but access is very limited. Staff members who would like to work at one of the locations need to request this via their supervisor. Students who need access to one of the buildings can go to their tutor to request this.

    • The Maagdenhuis is closed from 4th of January through 19th of January.

    Adjusted opening hours
    BG1 and BG2: 8:00 – 18:00
    Other buildings of the Faculty of Humanities and Oude Manhuispoort: open from 8:00 – 22:00
    Weekends: closed

    Please note that until 2 March all building close at 18:00.

    Study places in the University Library (UB) are only available upon reservation via the Library website. You can find all the latest information on

    See more information about opening hours of the Museum Allard Pierson on

Questions about the University Library (UB)

  • Can I visit the University Library?

    The University Library is open and you can make use of a limited number of the study spaces at the University Library on Singel, taking the necessary 1.5 m distance into account and solely on the basis of reservations. You can find more information about booking your study space and the opening hours of the University Library on Only come to the UvA if you do not have any cold or flu symptoms.

Other questions

  • How is the ventilation in the buildings regulated?

    The UvA is following the RIVM guidelines when it comes to ventilation and the maintenance of ventilation systems. The ventilation in most buildings complies with these guidelines. In some buildings or spaces there is only natural ventilation. Where this is the case, rooms will be not be available for use or additional user instructions will apply. For example, in an unventilated archive room you will find instructions saying that there is a maximum of 1 person at a time in the room and that the door must remain open. We are reorganising the buildings as a result of the corona measures. The safety of students, staff and visitors is central to this effort. In corridors and other areas, sufficient distance is possible if everyone adheres to the access policy: you have made a reservation or you have made an agreement with your manager. You can put further questions about ventilation to your health and safety coordinator or send them via

  • Can I work and study safely in UvA buildings?

    The UvA’s buildings have been organised in such a way that you can move about them while still staying at a distance of 1.5 meters from others. Where necessary, routes inside the buildings have been adjusted. You may have to take a detour every now and then to reach your destination. At the entrance you will be asked to disinfect your hands. Facilities such as toilets and printers are being cleaned more than usual. But we also ask you to be responsible for your own safety when using them.

    The capacity of the buildings is limited to about 20% because of the need to maintain a 1.5-metre distance. If possible, work and study at home. View the Corona updates page for the latest information.

  • Do I need to wear a face mask on campus or in UvA buildings?

    Starting 1st of December 2020, wearing a face mask is required when moving through UvA-buildings. You may remove your face mask in class once everyone has taken their seat or designated position to stand. When you move around, you must wear a face mask again, even if only to move to another workspace.

    Example: you do not need to wear a face mask while sitting down during tutorials, but do need to wear one when approaching the lecturer to ask a question.

    Disability or illness

    Those who are unable to wear a face mask because of a disability or illness do not need to wear one.

  • Is the staff cafeteria open?

    The staff cafeterias will remain open for takeaways of sealed products only. There is no seating in the cafeterias. It goes without saying that catering staff observe the strictest hygiene protocols and all safety regulations.