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Bachelor's Day: Practical information

All the practical information you need to plan your visit to the UvA Bachelor's Day.


  • Please take public transportation instead of your car as there is little to no parking available near our campuses. 
  • Please don’t forget to plan time for travelling between the locations, check the programme overview for travel times. 
  • Due to the high number of expected visitors, we ask that you bring only one parent/guardian to the information sessions. If you are planning on bringing another person, he or she can visit the information fairs and have a cup of coffee while you attend the information sessions.

FAQs about arriving, parking, information sessions and more

  • How do I get to Amsterdam from Schiphol airport? (for international visitors)

    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).

    Train to Amsterdam Central Train Station (Amsterdam CS)

    • The Schiphol Train Station is situated directly below the airport. You can access the platforms from Schiphol’s main entrance hall (Schiphol Plaza). Tickets can be purchased from the yellow ticket machines or the Ticket and Service Desk in Schiphol Plaza. From the hall you can take the escalator or lift down one floor to your train platform.
    • There are 2 types of tickets available for Dutch trains – a single-use ticket, and a pre-paid rechargeable chip card (the 'OV-chipkaart'). You can buy both tickets at the yellow ticket machines or at the Ticket and Service Desk, located near the red and white checkered cube in Schiphol Plaza.
    • Price: €4.30 for the journey and €7.50 for a rechargable OV-chipkaart. For train travel, it is necessary to have a minimum of €20 credit on the OV chip card before checking in.
    • Trains to Amsterdam Central Station depart every 10 to 15 minutes and take 15 minutes.

    Bus to Amsterdam city centre       

    • The Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus 397) departs every 7,5 minutes from bus platform B15-B19 and will take you directly to the Amsterdam city centre. The bus platform is located outside Schiphol’s main entrance hall. You can pay with an OV-chipkaart or buy a single ticket from the driver.
    • Price: €6.50 (single ticket) or €11.25 (return ticket)

    Taxi to Amsterdam city centre             

    • Various taxi companies offer their services at Schiphol Airport. Please note: choose an official Schiphol taxi and do not use taxi drivers who approach you unrequested. Follow the signs and floor stickers in the terminal to proceed to the official taxi rank. Taxis at this rank use taxi metres. The drivers accept credit cards and will give you a printed receipt. The journey will take between 25 and 45 minutes.
    • Price: €45-60

    Public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart)

    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.

    How to use the OV chip card

    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.

    Lost Card

    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

  • Which programmes can I find at the information fairs?

    UvA Science Park (Science Park 904)


    • Bèta-gamma
    • Biologie
    • Biomedische wetenschappen
    • Cognition, Language and Communication
    • Future Planet Studies
    • Geneeskunde
    • Informatica
    • Informatiekunde
    • Kunstmatige Intelligentie
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College) (ENG)
    • Medische informatiekunde
    • Natuur- en Sterrenkunde
    • Scheikunde
    • Tandheelkunde
    • Wis- en Natuurkunde, Wiskunde en Informatica: dubbele bachelors
    • Wiskunde


    • Info Point (ENG)
    • Amsterdamse Kamer van Verenigingen
    • Campus Tours (ENG)
    • Boswell-Bèta
    • WisMon bèta onderwijsinstituut

    Roeterseiland Campus: Building A (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166)


    • Communicatiewetenschap / Communication Science (ENG)
    • Fiscaal recht
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College) (ENG)
    • Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) (ENG)
    • Rechtsgeleerdheid


    • Info Point (ENG)
    • Amsterdam United
    • Amsterdamse Kamer van Verenigingen
    • ASVA studentenunie
    • CREA
    • Sportcentrum Universum
    • VoorUit

    Roeterseiland Campus: Building E (Roetersstraat 11)


    • Algemene sociale wetenschappen
    • Actuariële wetenschappen en Econometrie / Actuarial Science and Econometrics (ENG)
    • Business Administration (ENG)
    • Cognition, Language and Communication
    • Culturele antropologie en ontwikkelingssociologie
    • Economics and Business Economics (ENG)
    • Europese studies / European Studies (ENG)
    • Fiscale economie
    • Future Planet Studies
    • Onderwijswetenschappen
    • Pedagogische wetenschappen
    • Politicologie / Political Science (ENG)
    • Psychologie / Psychology (ENG)
    • Sociale geografie en Planologie
    • Sociologie / Sociology (ENG)
    • Universitaire Pabo van Amsterdam


    • Campus Tours (ENG)
    • Campus Diemen Zuid
    • Stichting DUWO
    • The Student Hotel
    • Woonstichting De Key

    University Quarter (Oudemanhuispoort 4-6)


    • Archeologie en prehistorie
    • Cognition, Language and Communication
    • Cultuurwetenschappen
    • Duitslandstudies
    • English Language and Culture (ENG)
    • Europese studies / European Studies (ENG)
    • Filosofie
    • Franse taal en cultuur
    • Geschiedenis
    • Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur
    • Italië studies
    • Kunstgeschiedenis
    • Linguistics (ENG)
    • Literary and Cultural Analysis (ENG)
    • Media en Cultuur / Media and Culture (ENG)
    • Media and Information (ENG)
    • Midden-Oosten studies: Arabisch en Hebreeuws
    • Muziekwetenschap
    • Nederlandse taal en cultuur
    • Nieuwgriekse taal en cultuur
    • Oudheidwetenschappen
    • Religiewetenschappen
    • Russische en Slavische studies
    • Scandinavië studies
    • Sign Language Linguistics (ENG)
    • Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies
    • Taal en communicatie
    • Theaterwetenschap


    • Info Point (ENG)
    • Amsterdamse Kamer van Verenigingen
    • Campus Tours (ENG)


Do you have questions about the Bachelor's Day? Contact our Student Service Desk:

  • T: +31 (0)20 525 1401
  • WhatsApp: +31 (0)6 2522 3400).