All the practical information you need to plan your visit to the UvA Bachelor's Day.
There are several ways of travelling from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam. The cheapest options are trains and buses.
Throughout Amsterdam and the Netherlands, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) is used for travelling on trams, buses, metros and trains (see below for more information about this card).
The OV-chipkaart is a public transport card that is valid on all forms of public transport in the Netherlands. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or a day card (valid for one to seven days).
One-hour card can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. Day cards can be bought on the tram or purchased in advance at the airport, train stations or metro stations. Day cards cannot be bought from the driver on the bus. The cards are valid across the entire bus and tram network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.
Step 1: Loading the card
Add sufficient credit or a travel product (such as a season ticket) at a train station ticket machine or an add-value machine located in metro stations or at Amsterdam Central Train Station. You cannot pay with a credit card.
Step 2: Check-in
To check in, scan your card at the logo on the card reader. The system checks for sufficient credit or a season ticket, and will give a signal that you can see and hear.
For the train and metro, check in at the card readers by the station entrance or on the platforms. For the tram and bus, there are card readers just inside the doors.
Step 3: Check-out
At the end of your journey, hold your card up to the logo on the card reader, which will give a signal that you can see and hear. The fare will be deducted if you are travelling on credit.
If lost, you can buy a replacement card at Amsterdam Central Station. Money on your lost card cannot be recovered.
Visit the OV-chipkaart website
Amsterdam offers limited parking availability and there are often road works. We strongly recommend that you take public transport to UvA locations.
If you plan to travel to Amsterdam by car, however, you can try parking at a nearby parking garage or at a Park + Ride location. Please note that parking is expensive. Park + Ride locations offer cheaper parking than parking garages in the city centre. You can take public transport from the Park + Ride to the UvA location.
City Center Campus
If the session is fully booked, then ask the person at the door if you can attend the session you’re interested in.
Find your programme in the the list of Bachelor's programmes, and then select 'contact' on the programme page.
You don't have to register for the boat trip separately. After the session 'Studying the UvA', our team wil invite you to join. The boat trip is for international students only.
Yes, if you have a disability or chronic condition and are expecting difficulties in your studies, the UvA can provide extra support. Come to the Information point at the information fair and talk to our staff for more information. Find out more on: www.uva.nl/disability.
You can find all UvA campuses and buildings on this specialised GoogleMaps page.
Do you have questions about the Bachelor's Day? Contact our Student Service Desk: