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Lively surroundings with excellent facilities and an international flavour.

Amsterdam, your city of choice

Those in the know are quick to agree: Amsterdam is an unbeatable choice for student life. Nowhere else will you find this heady mix of international population, thrilling nightlife, historic and hypermodern arts and culture, soothing nature and architectural beauty. UvA Economics and Business - with its Amsterdam Business School and Amsterdam School of Economics - is located in the middle of it all.  You'll never forget - let alone regret - your time here.

Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus

The University of Amsterdam and the city of Amsterdam are closely intertwined. UvA’s Economics and Business is situated on the Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus, in the eastern part of the city centre. The UvA is making considerable investments in the redevelopment of the campus, making it a knowledge hub for Economics and Business, Law and Social and Behavioural Sciences. Clustering these disciplines promotes efficient exchange of knowledge and better collaboration, while also offering access to the many unique meeting places the city has to offer. Numerous buildings are being renovated and the outdoor area is also being redesigned.

This lively campus is easily reached by public transport. It is surrounded by numerous trendy bars and restaurants, along with well-known attractions like Artis (the Amsterdam zoo), the Hortus botanical gardens, the fascinating Tropen museum and the famous Hermitage museum. Study-related matters are supported by a large library, several bookstores and a copy shop.

Website Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus


Both the ABS and ASE are supported by the Pierson Révész/Roeterseiland library, which is specialised in economics and business related material.  The quiet surroundings offer you the opportunity to concentrate while reading and studying. The main university library at the Singel is open to all students, along with six other UvA libraries at different locations in the city centre. The UvA's extensive digital repository is accessible through the library's website

Study Centres

With around 1,100 planned study workspaces, the Amsterdam Business School and Amsterdam School of Economics offer you up-to-date, modern computer facilities. A wireless internet connection is available in all buildings.  In addition to the wide variety of study workspaces, new support facilities will be added including tutorial rooms, catering facilities and the University Library service desk.

Restaurants and bars

The Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus has some good on-campus restaurants for you to choose from. They offer a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, fruits and soups, while a choice of hot meals is served at subsidised prices. There is also a trendy bar with ample seating for students, both inside and on the summer terrace, to comfortably enjoy a drink in a lively atmosphere.