The area

Amsterdam Science Park is located in the eastern part of the city, not far from the seventeenth-century historic centre. The park has an urban character in which buildings, landscape and open space are closely interwoven. The University of Amsterdam (UvA), the City of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) own the land.

Network of meeting places

A lot of thought went into the development of Amsterdam Science Park. Its design is a network of meeting places with various restaurant and sports facilities for the 10,000 students, researchers, employees and business people who make use of the park every day. The buildings, landscape and public space are interconnected and strongly intertwined. The often striking architecture plays a prominent role. The artworks dotted around the park make for inspiring and inviting meeting places that connect science to art.