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Contemplation rooms

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The UvA offers four contemplation rooms on its various campuses. Staff and students can retreat to these contemplation rooms.
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The contemplation room is a neutral 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.

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

Amsterdam UMC, AMC location

  • Meibergdreef 9, G0-211

Roeterseiland campus

  • Building REC J/K, room B.93

Science Park

  • Building B, room B1.26

University Quarter

  • P.C. Hoofthuis, room 4.58 
  • Oudemanhuispoort, room A0.10

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.


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Facility Services arranges various facilities on campus. For example, you can go there for questions about the student card, reserving rooms or facilities related to events.

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