Road Instructions to SysSec Summer School at Vrije Universiteit

Program & Location


The detailed program of the school can be found here .


The summer school will on Thursday October 11, 2012, take place in the following room:

Room: S345
Building: 4 De Boelelaan 1081 (W&N) - Science Building (locally known as the F.E.W. building)
Vrije Universiteit

Execute the following instructions to get there.


# finding room at Vrije Universiteit
if (arrive_by_train) goto A;                                                                                                                      
else if (arrive_by_tram_or_metro) goto B; 
else if (arrive_by_car) goto C; 
else print "you_are_already_there?";

A: # by train

  • If you are coming from Schiphol: take the train to Amsterdam Zuid (the final destination may well be Hilversum, or Utrecht, Lelystad, Eindhoven, Enschede, or some other destination - just make sure it calls at Amsterdam Zuid).
  • Get off at Amsterdam Zuid.
  • Exit the platform on the side where there is no station building, down the stairs, turn left, under the overpass. You are now on the Buitenveldertselaan. Walk past the petrol station and cross at the traffic lights. You will see the first VU Griffin (aka the VU chicken) on the high building, but you keep going straight (follow the tram line) for a few hundred meters (keep University on your right).
  • Approximately at the far end of the tram/metro stop, you will see another huge neon Griffin on your right. Pass underneath that building to get to the main campus.
goto A+B; # to find the specific room

B: # by tram/metro

  • If you are coming to the VU from the city by metro/tram, take either tram #5 or metro #51 going away from Central Station towards Amstelveen.
  • Get off at the tram stop "VU" (one stop beyond Amsterdam Zuid). The tram travels along Buitenveldertselaan and stops at the corner of Buitenveldertselaan and De Boelelaan.
  • Exit the tram and walk to the building with the huge neon Griffin (aka as the "VU Chicken") right opposite the far end of the tram stop.
goto A+B; # to find the specific room

C: # by car

  • First, have a look at the directions to the meeting building. These directions will take you to the entrance marked 1081.
  • There is (paid) parking space near the main building (street: De Boelelaan) and behind our building (street: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat).
  • Detailed instructions on how to get here from the parking space:
    • If you park in the De Boelelaan, walk through the main entrance (marked Aula on this map and marked by number 1105 on the detailed map). Keep somewhat to the right inside the building. There is a staircase and a revolving door in the back. Exit and keep walking to the (big) building behind it. Pass between the low blue building marked by number 1091a on the map and the building marked by number 1083. Do not take the entrance with the ramp, but go straight and turn left after the blue building, until you reach entrance 1081.
      goto A+B; # to find the specific room
    • If you park in the E.J. Ernststraat: walk towards the Buitenvedertselaan, pass underneath the huge neon Griffin (aka as the "VU Chicken") right opposite the tram stop.
      goto A+B; # to find the specific room

A+B: # train, car, and tram/metro: Finding the exact room

  • After passing underneath the building with the VU chicken, turn left immediately (just before the temporary blue buildings. You have now arrived at the Science Building, at the 1081 entrance. (In case you get lost in these 200 meters: just ask someone where the Science Building is. There are usually many students around to ask.)
  • The lectures and exercises the first day, Thursday October 11, will be in room S345 in the 1081 building. Enter the building, take the elevators to the third floor.
    • Exit elevators, turn left, go through the glass doors and make a right. S345 is on the right hand side just a few doors down.
    • This room seats 50 people. To let as many people as possible attend, we have 50 students so it will be a bit crowded but we see this as a great opportunity for networking.
  • Friday October 12, the lectures will be held in HG6A04 (morning) and HG4A04 (11.00-) with seats for 66 people. During Thursday, we will show you where these lecture halls are located.

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