During the VU Arrival Days on the 16th of August and the 19th of August, we offer an Airport Pick-Up Service to all the new international students coming to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This pick-up service will take you from Schiphol Airport to VU Uilenstede campus where the International Office will be waiting to answer all your questions and DUWO will provide you with the key to your house. The Airport Pick-Up Service will only cost you €10,-. and also includes transportation from Uilenstede to other student housing locations after the key pick-up. The payment for our service will be at the airport in cash: make sure you take it with you! People coming from outside the Eurozone can withdraw cash from one of the many ATMs in the airport.
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Schiphol to Uilenstede
On both pick-up days, we will bring you straight to the VU Uilenstede Campus where you can pick up your key to your apartment from DUWO. The VU International Office will be waiting here for you to answer all your questions. A bus will be driving back and forth every hour between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Uilenstede. The first bus leaves at 9.00 in the morning and the last bus leaves at 17.00 in the afternoon. If you'd like to use this service on Friday the 16th of August or Monday the 19th of August, please fill out the corresponding form below.
Uilenstede to other housing locations (free of charge)
Are you not staying at Uilenstede Campus? There will be shuttle buses available at Uilenstede to transport you to the other housing locations throughout Amsterdam where you will receive your key at arrival. This means that you will have to go to Uilenstede first to make use of the transport service to other locations. The price for the pick-up service includes this further transportation. When you arrive at Uilenstede, you will have the chance to familiarise yourself with the campus and meet representatives of the services department first. Our shuttle buses will go to the following locations:
Student Experience/Ravel Residence
Student Experience/Amstel Home
Our Campus Amsterdam Diemen
Our Domain Amsterdam Diemen
The Student Hotel-West
Outgoing Exchange room
Our shuttle buses will leave dependent on demand.
Schiphol Meeting Point:
We will meet next to the big red and white cube, which is the official meeting point of the airport (see picture below). This cube can be found in the main hall and will be familiar to any staff working at the airport. We will have an ESN VU Amsterdam flag for you to recognize us.
Questions about our Schiphol Airport Pick-up service? Send us an e-mail