Information about our campuses

 

Campus Etterbeek

Address:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Phone: +32 (0)2 / 629.21.11
e-mail : info@vub.ac.be

Anyone who enters the grounds of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Etterbeek, located close to the heart of Brussels, can immediately take a deep breath - in the literal sense of the word. The buildings stand spread out amongst the greenery.

Most of the faculties are located on this campus, it is the liveliest of our two campuses. The activities mainly take place in the numerous auditoriums and labs, which bit by bit, have been outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, there is a modern sports centre with various rooms for sporting activities, a football pitch encircled by a running track and an on-campus swimming pool. For eating out, there is not just the student restaurant, but also some snack bars ('t Complex, Opinio).

Campus maps (click to enlarge)

How to reach the Campus Etterbeek?

By train

Our campus is located next to the railway station "Etterbeek". Consult the timetables of the Belgian National Railroad Company. (NMBS)

By subway/tram/bus

Subways, trams and buses in Brussels are run by the MIVB. Subwaystations "Petillion" and "Delta" are closest to the Campus (+/- 15 minutes walk). There are several trams and buses from the different train stations in Brussels. Please consult the timetables of the MIVB.

The vrije Universiteit Brussel has asked the MIVB to make a 'How to get to' brochure for both Campus Etterbeek and Campus Jette. This brochure gives an overview of the different means of public transport in Brussel you can use to reach the campusses.

By plane

Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is the largest airport in Belgium. Most international flights arrive here. From Brussels Airport you can reach our campus by train or by bus (bus 12, Brussels City).

Other airports in Belgium are:

By car
  • From France / Luxemburg / Namen: E411
  • From UK / Ostend (Oostende) / Brugge / Gent: E40
  • From Netherlands / Antwerpen / Mechelen: A12 or E19
  • From Germany / Aken / Luik / Leuven: E40

For for detailed directions, please consult Google Maps of Mappy.com.

A system of electrical bollards is in use at Campus Etterbeek to limit parking and traffic nuisance.
The system works on the basis of number plate recognition. This means that cars with a registered number plate are able to get on and off the campus without any problem.
People whose number plate is not immediately recognised can register via the intercom.

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Campus Jette

Address :

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussel
Phone +32 (0)2/477.41.11
e-mail :

The campus in Jette is also a fully-fledged campus. The medical instructor, researcher or student can find well-equipped classrooms, student housing, a day-care centre for children, a restaurant and a modern sports complex. All medical courses and research, the so-called life sciences (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, the biomedical and paramedical sciences) take place here.

Whoever mentions the medical campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, cannot forget to mention the University Hospital. It is only logical: with more than 25,000 patients admitted annually, it is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium.
However, it is not just because of its size that the University Hospital is of great value to Brussels and the neighbouring Flemish communities. For its part, it also makes an essential contribution to fundamental and applied scientific research, and it is also well-known for its very friendly approach towards patients.

Campus map (click to enlarge)

'How to get to' brochure from MIVB

 

How to reach the Campus Jette ?

By train

The railway station of Jette is situates approximately 20 minutes walking from the campus. For all other train connections you best get out in the railway station of Brussels North (Brussel Noord) and continue from there by bus 14 or 15 in the direction of the university hospital Brussel (UZ Brussel).

  • Timetables of the Belgian National Railroad Company (NMBS)
By subway/tram/bus

The vrije Universiteit Brussel has asked the MIVB to make a 'How to get to' brochure for both Campus Etterbeek and Campus Jette. This brochure gives an overview of the different means of public transport in Brussel you can use to reach the campusses.

Please note that there is no subway station in the immediate proximity of the campus.

Subways, trams and buses in Brussels are run by the MIVB.

By car
  • From France / Luxemburg / Namen: E411
  • From UK / Ostend (Oostende) / Brugge / Gent: E40
  • From Netherlands / Antwerpen / Mechelen: A12 or E19
  • From Germany / Aken / Luik / Leuven: E40

Follow the indication "Brussel R0" which is the expressway 'Ring' (RO) around Brussels. Once you are on this expressway take exit 9 and keep following the signs UZ Brussel (or AZ-VUB).

For for detailed directions, please consult Google Maps of Mappy.com.

A system of electrical bollards is in use at Campus Jette to limit parking and traffic nuisance.
The system works on the basis of number plate recognition. This means that cars with a registered number plate are able to get on and off the campus without any problem.
People whose number plate is not immediately recognised can register via the intercom.

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Downloads

  • Campus plan Etterbeek/Jette in 3D (English version)

 

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