Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (often shortened to VU, and also called VU University in English) was founded in 1880 by Abraham Kuyper, who was later to become prime minister of the Netherlands.
  • The institution was originally a private university for Reformed Christians.
  • Since the 1960s, the university has been state-funded and open to all.
  • It has an academically selective English speaking division, a joint venture with the University of Amsterdam, called Amsterdam University College. This is on a separate campus. 


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands