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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Buildings and facilities

Several UvA buildings will close until at least Monday, 6 April. Some buildings will remain open to provide a work space for students and staff who cannot work remotely. In addition, some buildings will remain open because specific research, care for animals or plants, essential lab work or other activities must continue.

Which UvA buildings are still open?

We have listed below - per campus - which buildings are closed and which are open (with adjusted opening hours).

  • Starting date for evening closure is Wednesday, 18 March
  • Starting date for closure of buildings is Friday, 20 March
  • Amsterdam Science Park (ASP)

    ASP 904 buildings A, B, and C remain open from 7:00 to 18:00.
    Evenings: closed
    Weekends: open from 10:00 to 18:00

    The following Amsterdam Science Park buildings are closed:

    • ASP 904 buildings D, E, F, G and H
    • SP 107
    • AUC
    • Village AI

    Staff and students of the Faculty of Science and AUC who cannot work from home can use the above-mentioned ASP 904 buildings E, F, G and H (only accessible via the main entrance!). If you have questions, report to reception in the main hall.

    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)

    On Roeterseiland Campus the following buildings will remain open:

    • REC A up to and including the 3rd floor (Staff access only on floors above), via main entrance on Nieuwe Achtergracht
    • REC BCD, via main entrance on Nieuwe Achtergracht
    • REC E, via main entrance on Roetersstraat/Nieuwe Prinsengracht
    • REC L and G (for staff), via the ‘De Brug’ on the 2nd floor between REC-D and REC-L and via the main entrance of REC-A/REC-BCD

    Adjusted opening times: 8:00 – 18:00
    Evenings: closed
    Weekends: closed

    The following applies to buildings on Roeterseiland Campus that are closed (H, J/K, M):

    • You can pick up belongings/equipment between 08:00 and 18:00
    • Report to the desk in REC A to gain access
    • Specifically for REC M: web lectures will be relocated to REC A
  • University Quarter

    The University Quarter consists of many separate buildings used by many different groups. We have listed which buildings will be open and closed for different groups.

    Adjusted opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00
    Evenings: closed
    Weekends: closed

    The following applies to all the buildings in the University Quarter that are closed:

    • You can pick up equipment or belongings between 08:00 and 18:00. You need to make an appointment beforehand via the Central Control Room, tel. +31 (0)20-5256260  (Please call two hours in advance, so the security guard can be there on location.)

    University Library (UB)

    In the coming period students and staff will only be able to make use of the online library lending services.

    Faculty of Humanities

    The following buildings will remain open for ongoing research and students and staff who cannot work or study at home:

    • PC Hoofthuis
    • Bushuis
    • Oost-Indisch Huis
    • Johannes Vermeerplein 1 (open until 10 April)

    The following buildings of the Faculty of Humanities will be closed:

    • BG1
    • BG2
    • Oude Turfmarkt
    • University Theatre

    Executive Staff

    The following buildings will be closed:

    • Maagdenhuis
    • Agnietenkapel
    • Aula

    One security guard will be present who can provide access to staff who want to pick things up.

    Services

    • BG3 will remain open for staff of Real Estate Development and tenants of the Startups
    • BG5 will remain open for residents of Adhoc, the contractor of the Library and tenants of the Startups
    • Oudemanhuispoort will close

    Allard Pierson Museum

    The Allard Pierson Museum is open to collection managers and because of current renovation work. The museum is closed to visitors.

Questions about the University Library (UB)

  • Will the libraries remain open?

    In the coming period students and staff will only be able to make use of the online library lending services.

    With regard to the study spaces at the faculties, students are requested to stay at home and study at home, in accordance with the national guidelines. Only if you really have no other option, you can come to one of the UvA Buildings that is still open to study. Please see the overview under 'Which UvA Buildings are still open?' on this page.

    Of course you should only do this if you do not have flu or cold symptoms.

  • Can I still request and pick up physical copies of books from the Library?

    The physical lending facilities of the Library will close as of 12:00 on 6 April. The Library will be providing an alternative online service.  The last requests for physical books and other printed materials can be submitted until 12:00 on Thursday, 2 April via the catalogue. You will be informed when you can pick them up as soon as possible. You have until 12:00 on 6 April to pick materials up.

Other questions

  • Can I come to the UvA to use the printers?

    Our advice is to work and study at home and not to come to the UvA. If it is essential for you to print something and you have no other way of doing this, you can come to one of the UvA buildings that is still open.

    Of course you should only do this if you do not have flu or cold symptoms.