Housing

Places to stay

Get comfortable

To make sure you get the most out of your stay, we have two housing options available. Go for a basic room at the always lively university campus Uilenstede, or enjoy a more luxurious stay at Hotel Jansen on a floor with your fellow summer school students. Choose the option that fits you best.

The university campus housing is called 'Uilenstede', and is located approximately 5-10 minutes from the university by public transport or bike. With over 3.400 students residents, Uilenstede is the biggest student campus of Northern Europe. At the campus you will find among other things lively bar Il Caffé, the extensive VU Sports Center and Griffioen Cultural Center. A grocery store and other shops are available at a 5 minute walking distance.

The rooms at Uilenstede are fully furnished and have a shared bathroom and shared kitchen. Bed linens and kitchen utensils are provided. Cable internet is available, but no Wi-Fi. Learn more about living at Uilenstede from the experiences from previous students. 

Price: €450 per course. This is 14 nights, from Saturday to Saturday. 

At the university housing it is necessary to arrive on Saturday during the official arrival hours (or from Monday), as there is no reception available on Sunday. It is not possible to extend you stay at the university housing. For extra nights you need to find other accommodation, for example at Hotel Jansen or through The Student Hotel, Booking or Airbnb. A budget option is the A&O Hostel in the South-East of Amsterdam (a little further from the city center, but good connection by metro). There is limited university campus housing available, so if you wish this option it is wise to apply and pay soon.

Uilenstede 4

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Uilenstede 1


Hotel Jansen is a boutique style student hotel that opened it's doors just recently. The location is perfect for your summer study in Amsterdam: a 10 minute bike ride to the university and a 10 minute bike ride to the city center. Not such a big fan of biking? Good public transport connections are available around the corner. You can also choose to go to VU Amsterdam by foot, this will take you approx. 25 minutes. Both the Vondelpark and the Amsterdamse Bos are nearby and make great locations for a summer picnic.

Hotel Jansen is best be described as a family hotel: it has an intimate set up, so you will feel at home easily. Staff is very approachable and are open to help you with anything you need. In restaurant Mama's you can enjoy healthy dishes for an affordable price. The hotel consists of six floors, each with a unique design representing a different area of Amsterdam. Your room is approximately 18 m2, has a private bathroom, a small fridge, a desk and a super comfortable bed (bed linen are included). A large Club Room with kitchen and amenities is to be shared with the rest of the floor, which will most likely be your VU Amsterdam Summer School friends.

Price: €545 per course. This is 14 nights, from Saturday to Saturday.

It is possible to extend your stay with extra nights at Hotel Jansen for the special VU Amsterdam Summer School rate. Email to booking@hoteljansen.nl to find out the possibilities.

Hotel Jansen 1

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