The UvA has different buildings and campuses located in different parts of Amsterdam. The psychology department is located on Roeterseilandcampus, Roetersstraat 11. This is the center of Amsterdam, and the place you will have most of your lectures and tutorials. However, your exams mostly take place at another location, mostly at IWO, Meibergdreef 29, Amsterdam.
The different buildings at Roeterseiland Campus:
- A, B, C: you will have most lectures in these buildings. These are the bordeaux red, light orange and lila buildings on the map. Big chance that your tutorial groups will take place here as well.
- D or “De Brug” (the Bridge): De Brug is a canteen on a bridge over the canal on the 4th floor and has an amazing view over the campus. It is the green building on the map. So, for a nice view during your lunch, you should definitely go there.
- E: Faculty of Economics & Business
- G: the Psychology Department. The VSPA room is also situated in this building. This is the place to get your summaries, ask your questions about extracurricular activities and meet fellow psychology students. This is the orange building on the map.
- H: In building H, the red building in the top left corner, is the general canteen. Here you can buy sandwiches, soup, and a changing assortment of warm meals, such as vietnamese, indian or mexican food. Building H also has workspaces, a library and computers to work on.
- JK: there is a chance that your tutorials will take place in the purple JK building.
For a nice study break, a good lunch, some coffee or a beer, CREA is the place to be. CREA is a cafe and a cultural student center, where you can do a lot. You can do courses in music, dance, film & photography, theatre, creative skills, fine arts and much more. And everything with a discount for UvA students. For more information about CREA go to their website, (https://www.crea.nl/?lang=en) or see the topic down below.
For other food around campus, you should go to “De Brug” or the canteen in the H building. Luckily, the buildings are very well marked on campus with their letters. And you can always ask someone at the service desk of a building. Furthermore, the campus has practical facilities as well. There are computers in the library, you can print on campus, and you can book your own rooms via https://uva.mapiq.net/.
Around campus, there are loads of facilities. There’s a supermarket, Albert Heijn, around the corner. There are tram and metro stops close by, what makes the campus easy to reach. Moreover, there are bars, cafes and restaurants in the streets around campus as well.
For a tour around Roeterseilandcampus, see this video: