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How to reach VUmc

Roadworks around VUmc

Closing of the De Boelelaan - Van der Boechorststraat junction due to works
The work in Zuidas will improve the sewage system. Four large pipes under the junction will be replaced. This work will immediately include a large number of pipe sleeves for electricity and telecoms. The water mains will also be replaced by steel pipes. Next, the Van der Boechorststraat side of the junction will be improved for a better traffic flow.

Consequences for accessibility
Traffic

  • For this work, the De Boelelaan - Van der Boechorststraat junction will be completely closed to traffic from Friday 1 July 2016 at 06:00 until Sunday 28 August 2016. Traffic will be diverted and you will be subject to longer journey times during this period due to alternative routes (see image). The junction is expected to  be open to traffic on Monday morning 29 August. If you want to leave Zuidas during the evening rush hour, we advise that you take the S109.
  • VUmc hospital and car parks will remain accessible.

Cyclists and pedestrians:

  • Cyclists and pedestrians may use a path that runs along the work site.

Public transport

  • In the period of Monday 1 August until Tuesday 9 August, a limited number of trains will run for several days. This has nothing to do with this work, but it will affect the alternative options in reaching and leaving Zuidas. Shuttle buses will be available. You can also find the latest travel information at www.ns.nl.
  • Tram number 16 will still run most of the time. Tram 16 will not run in the weekend of Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July and in the week from Friday 5 August until Sunday 14 August. At Stadionplein, buses will be available. You can also find the
    latest travel information at www.gvb.nl.
  • The buses will be diverted past Van Nijenrodeweg, Buitenveldertselaan and Stadionweg - Parnassusweg - Strawinskylaan.

Omleidingsroutes kruising De Boelelaan Van der Boechorststraat web

By car

From all directions, you can easily access the A10, the Amsterdam Ring road (bypass) south of Amsterdam. Drive along the A10 until you reach junction/exit Buitenveldert / Amstelveen / VUmc. At the end of the exit road, turn left towards the VU University Medical Center.

Parking space around VU University Medical Center is limited. We advise patients and visitors to use public transport when possible. If you are travelling to VU University Medical Center by car, please allow extra time for parking.

Use the route planner for the exact route (to: vu medisch centrum)

VU University Medical Center is easy to reach by public transport. Use the buttons 'by train', 'by tram' and 'by bus' in the menu above.

Parking

Parking space around VU University Medical Center is limited. We advise patients and visitors to use public transport when possible. If you are travelling to VU University Medical Center by car, please allow extra time for parking.

Patient pick-up and drop-off
If you are driven to the VUmc by car or taxi, the driver can drop you off or pick you up in front of the hospital or Outpatient Clinic (Polikliniek).

Please note: parking is not allowed here. Your driver can park in the garage under the Acta building, next to the VUmc Outpatient Clinic (by way of Gustav Mahlerlaan road) or on Gustav Mahlerlaan (public road).

Patients and visitors with a National (disability) parking permit
If you hold a national (disability) parking permit, you can park:

  • in the underground parkinglot under the Outpatient Clinic (national parking permits only). Please announce yourself at the intercom at the gate/boom. Please leave a copy of your national parking permit in the car, at a visible spot. Before leaving the hospital, present your original parking permit and appointment card at the VUmc reception. Our staff will validate your parking ticket for exiting. 
  • in the underground parking lot under the ACTA building, next to the VUmc Outpatient Clinic The rate in is €1.50 per 30 minutes. 
  • in the designated parking spaces in front of the entrances of the hospital

Please note there is a limited amount of disability parking spots.

If you hold a national parking permit, you can park free of charge in the designated parking spaces in front of the entrances of the hospital and the Outpatients Clinic.

 Other parking options

ACTA building (pay at departure)
Patients and visitors can park in the underground parking lot under the ACTA building, situated on the Gustav Mahlerlaan, next to the Outpatient Clinic. You can enter the parking lot at the back of the ACTA building and you will receive a ticket at this entrance. Parking costs are paid at departure. The rate is €1.50 per 30 minutes. 

Parking on public road - metered areas Van der Boechorststraat, Gustav Mahlerlaan (pay in advance)
Monday through friday 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. parking rates € 1.40 per hour
Monday through friday 07.00 p.m. to 09.00 a.m. free of charge
Saturday/sunday/public holidays free of charge
Day card: € 8.40.

To get a parking ticket form the parking meters, you need your license plate numbers. Make sure you have these handy to avoid delay. 

Parking on the public road (free of charge)
Spouth of the Van Boshuizenstraat and the De Cuserstraatde Van Nijenrodeweg, parking is free of charge. From here, you can walk to VUmc in aproximately 10 minutes. 

After 10:00 hours, parking in the Amsterdamse Bos (near the head entrance) is free of charge. From here, you can walk to VUmc in aproximately 10 minutes. This parking lot is closed from monday to friday 02:00 to 10:00 hours, and on saturday and sunday from 02:00 to 7:00 hours.

After 19:00 hours, parking on the public road around VUmc is free of charge.

P+R Olympisch Stadion
P+R (Park and Drive) Olympisch Stadion is a multi-story car park quite close to VU University Medical Center. Tram numbers 16 and 24 depart from near this car park for VU University Medical Center every 5 minutes. The parking fee is € 8 which includes the cost of a tram ticket for a maximum of five persons. Please read more details about P+R Olympic Stadium

Wheel clamp
Because VUmc needs to be accessible to all patients and visitors, we appeal to your understanding and cooperation regarding correct parking on site, including the VUmc car parks. If your car is parked incorrectly, or in a car park you do not have permission for, you risk getting a wheel clamp. If you get a wheel clamp, please report to the monitoring room ‘reception & security’ in the central hall at the main entrance. The administration fee for removal of the wheel clamp is € 25

Taxi/patient transport

Patient pick-up and drop-off
If you are driven to the VUmc by car or taxi, the driver can drop you off or pick you up in front of the hospital or Outpatient Clinic (Polikliniek).

Taxi-point (supplementary public transport)
Taxi-point (AOV – Trefpunt Aanvullend Vervoer) is an electronic reservation system that patients living in or around Amsterdam can use to book a taxi to take them home. The Taxi-points at VU University Medical Center are located near the entrance of the Outpatients Clinic and the main entrance of the hospital.

You can automatically book a taxi by swiping the magnetic strip of a transport pass through the card reader at one of the pillar shaped booking points. Your taxi will arrive within 15 to 45 minutes. The travel pass contains patient information which indicates to the switchboard of the taxi company whether they should dispatch an ordinary taxi, a taxibus or a wheelchair bus. The pass also contains details of the patient’s address, so there are no misunderstandings about their destination. If you have any questions about supplementary public transport (AOV), please contact the Social Support Act (WMO) Help Desk on 0800 0643, on Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 to 17:00 hours.

By train

Use our route planner for the exact route.

VU University Medical Center is easily accessible by public transport from various stations in Amsterdam. For details, see ‘by tram’ or ‘by bus’. The nearest railway station is Amsterdam Zuid, which is a 15 minutes’ walk from VU University Medical Center. Plan your route

There are also good public transport links. For up to date travel information see www.ns.nl  and www.gvb.nl

From the province of Noord-Holland: Sloterdijk rapid transfer
In the Zaanstreek region, trains for Amsterdam leave every fifteen minutes. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station there is an excellent onward connection for train passengers from all parts of Noord-Holland (Alkmaar, Hoorn, the Zaanstreek region and Haarlem). Take metro line 50 to the stop on Amstelveenseweg.

From Leiden/The Hague: six times per hour
There are six services per hour from The Hague to Amsterdam Zuid, the journey takes approximately fifty minutes. Two of these services are direct, local trains (which terminate in Lelystad), four involve transferring trains at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam Zuid station.

From Amersfoort and the North Eastern region of the Netherlands: four times per hour
This part of the country (Leeuwarden, Groningen, Enschede, Zwolle). has excellent Intercity services. The trip from Amersfoort to Amsterdam Zuid, for example, takes less than thirty minutes. The trip is fifteen minutes longer if you are using one of the other train services. There are both direct and transfer connections.

From the ’t Gooi region and the province of Flevoland: four times per hour
There are frequent train services from Het Gooi and Flevoland to Amsterdam Zuid. Most stations have two direct services per hour and two indirect services which involve transferring at Weesp.
Trains from Almere take half an hour to reach Amsterdam Zuid.

More information
For more information, please call Public Transport Travelinformation: 0900-9292 (75 cent per minute) or go to www.ns.nl , www.gvb.nl and www.9292ov.nl

By tram/metro

Use our route planner for the exact route.

Tram line no. 5 runs between Amsterdam Central Station and Amstelveen Binnenhof. Alight at the De Boelelaan/VU tram stop on Buitenveldertselaan. VU University Medical Center is just over five minutes’ walk from this stop.

Tram 16 and 24
Start/end point Amsterdam CS and VU medisch centrum (VU University Medical Center).

Metro line 5
The no. 50 tram/metro line runs between Isolatorweg and Gein, via the Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station. Exit at the Amstelveenseweg stop. VU University Medical Center is just a five minute walk from this stop.

Metro line 51
The no. 51 tram runs between Amsterdam Central Station and Amstelveen Poortwachter, via the Amsterdam Amstel railway station. Exit at the De Boelelaan/VU stop on Buitenveldertselaan. VU University Medical Center is just over five minutes’ walk from this stop.

Tram 5
The no. 5 tram runs between Amsterdam Central Station and Amstelveen. Exit at the De Boelelaan/VU tram stop on Buitenveldertselaan. VU University Medical Center is just over five minutes’ walk from this stop.

More information
For more information, please call Public Transport Travelinformation: 0900-9292 (75 cent per minute) or go to www.ns.nl , www.gvb.nl and www.9292ov.nl

By bus

Use our route planner for the exact route.

Exit at De Boelelaan

Bus 62
The no. 62 bus runs between the Amsterdam Amstel and Lelylaan metro/railway stations. Exit at the VU medisch centrum stop on De Boelelaan.

Bus 166
The no. 166 bus runs between the Amstelveen bus station and Amsterdam Zuid. Exit at the VU medisch centrum stop on De Boelelaan.

Bus 176
The no. 176 bus runs between Amsterdam Zuid and Hortensiaplein, in Aalsmeer. Exit at the VU medisch centrum stop on De Boelelaan.

Bus 176
The no. 176 bus runs between railwaystation Amsterdam Zuid and the Haarlem railway station. Exit at the VU medisch centrum stop on De Boelelaan. 

Bus 310
The no. 310 bus runs between Nieuw-Vennep and Amsterdam Zuid. Exit at the VU medisch centrum stop on De Boelelaan.

Exit at Amstelveenseweg

Bus 142
The no.142 bus runs between Amsterdam Central Station and Wilnis. Exit at the De Boelelaan stop on Amstelveenseweg.

Bus 170
The no. 170 bus runs between Amsterdam Central Station and Uithoorn. Exit at the De Boelelaan stop on Amstelveenseweg.
 
Bus 172
The no. 172 bus Kudelstaat and Amsterdam Central Station. Exit at the De Boelelaan stop on Amstelveenseweg.

More information

For more information, please call Public Transport Travelinformation: 0900-9292 (75 cent per minute) or go to www.ns.nl , www.gvb.nl and www.9292ov.nl

By bicycle

VU University Medical Center is easily accessible by public transport.

Use the special Routecraft bicycle route planner .

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