UvA Students

Contemplation rooms

The UvA offers four contemplation rooms on its various campuses. Staff and students can retreat to these contemplation rooms for a moment of silent reflection or meditation, or to escape the bustle of campus life.

The contemplation room is a neutral, inclusive, uniform space. The room may not in any way be claimed or appropriated by supporters of one specific political, religious or personal persuasion through decorations, inscriptions, furnishings, layout or the behaviour of users. Neither will any discrimination be tolerated by or between users on any other grounds.

Where are the contemplation rooms?

The UvA has a total of four contemplation rooms, located on its various campuses. All the rooms are situated in a generally accessible area of the building.

Roeterseiland campus

  • Building REC J/K, room B.93

Science Park

  • Building B, room B1.26

University Quarter

  • P.C. Hoofthuis, room K09A 
  • Oudemanhuispoort, section E, room EK12

House rules

In the contemplation rooms the following house rules apply:

  • The contemplation room is open to staff and students.
  • The contemplation room is meant as a space where individuals can retreat, for a moment of private meditation or reflection for example.
  • The contemplation room is meant for silent reflection; users are requested to respect the silence.
  • Users are strictly forbidden from claiming or appropriating the contemplation room in any way, for example by means of decorations, inscriptions, furnishings, layout or behaviour.
  • Personal attributes are allowed, provided that they are removed again after use. 

These rules are supplementary to the UvA's general house rules and code of conduct.

More information about the contemplation room

If you have any questions or comments about the contemplation room, please contact Facility Services via servicedesk-fs@uva.nl

Published by  University of Amsterdam

12 November 2018