AUC is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam, two major European research universities, located in the global city of Amsterdam.

The building won the 2013 Amsterdam Architecture Prize, for "the simplicity of its shape [and] its surprising interior. A variety of different types of space with a range of educational functions meet, connect and merge under one substantial roof, which is spectacular and yet unobtrusive."[19]

The architecture of the academic building emphasises environmental sustainability. The roof is planted with grass, increasing insulation and acting as a water storeroom. In combination with a geothermal heat pump, this serves to minimise energy loss and consumption.



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Arriving by public transport

The AUC Academic Building is easily accessible by public transportation. We strongly encourage all guests to use public transport when visiting our campus at Science Park, as (paid) parking is limited.

If arriving by bicycle, there are multiple bike racks located near the AUC building. The two nearest are across the street of the Carolina MacGillavrylaan (in front of the SPAR) and across the street of Science Park (next to the bus station "Science Park Aer").  

By train

Four times an hour a train leaves from Amsterdam Central station or Almere/Zwolle station to station Amsterdam Science Park.

By subway

Amsterdam Amstel, bus 40 or 240

By tram

From Amsterdam CS tram 9 direction Diemen
Change at stop Kruislaan to bus 40

By Bus

40 from stations Amsterdam Muiderpoort and Amsterdam Amstel
Spitsbus 240 only from Amsterdam Amstel

Arriving by car

If you must arrive by car, we would advise you to use the car park entrance at the Carolina MacGillavrylaan between AMOLF and Nikhef (see the link below for more detailed instructions and a map). Please be aware that the gates to Science Park parking lots closest to AUC (all designated with P1 on the map here) close at 19.00. There are also parking lots at Science Park that do not close at 19.00 (P3 and P7 on the map here). You can find more information on the fees for parking at Science Park via the link below.

Another parking option is at the Radioweg, just in front of the entrance to the Jaap Eden IJsbaan. Here, you can park for a price of 10 cents per hour for a maximum of four hours from Monday - Saturday between 9.00-21.00. From this parking area, AUC is about a 10 minute walk away. 


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