A detailed programme can be found in the VU Introduction Days app, which you can download in the App store or Google Play Store.

Arrival Days: Accommodation Matters
16 and 19 August
Arrival Days: Practical Matters
19 and 20 August
21 August
22 August
23 August
26 August
27 August

Collect your keys on these dates

(please check the Arrival Days tab for the different pick-up locations)

Arrange practical matters,

BelleVUe behind VU Amsterdam Main Building

Word of Welcome, campus squareCity tour, association activitiesUilenstede festivalVU Campus tourTraining & workshop 
Register at the municipalityInformation market
Discover the VU
City tour, association activitiesUilenstede festivalCity-tour or
Faculty Day
City-tour or
Faculty Day
Collect your Student card and much moreDinner at student associations Comedy night Party, at Club Air/RembrandtpleinDOK festivalCampus closing session
Final party*

* The final party is only included in the five-day ticket, participants of the two-day programme can purchase a ticket at the helpdesk on Monday and Tuesday. 

Activities study associations

Can you escape from the Library Escape Room? 
Sign up and prove it on the 21st, 26th and 27th of August. The fastest team wins a prize.
Do you know how to quickly find correct information? Can you sort fact from fiction? Or are you a very good sleuth in general? Form a team of six members and sign up.

Wednesday August 21st, 12:00-17:00
Monday August 26th, 10:00-13:00
Tuesday August 27th, 10:00-13:00
You can find the Library Escape Room in the white shipping container on the courtyard of the VU.
Win a Prize
The fastest team wins tickets for a night at Boom Chicago.

16-19-20 August

Welcome to The Netherlands!

During your first days at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the International Office will arrange several activities in order to help you become acquainted with the city of Amsterdam and the university campus, to get to know your fellow students and of course to have fun.

For all the international students it is very important to attend the arrival days, even if you won’t attend the VU Introduction Days. If this is the case, you don’t need to register on this website.

Information about the directions and WiFi can be found in the practical information page.

Arrival days

The arrival days are part of the Introduction Week. As you can see in the scheme below, our official arrival days are Monday 19 August and Tuesday 20 August. So depending on the day you arrive in Amsterdam, you can choose the day which works best with your schedule to complete the following steps:

What can you expect during the Arrival Days?
As you probably know, starting from 19 August, the International Office will be organizing the Arrival Days to welcome you to our university. We hoop to meet you all then! 

Programme - Arrival days