Science Park Amsterdam

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Science Park Amsterdam is a science park in stadsdeel Oost/Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with accommodations for science and business and housing. Science Park Amsterdam focusses on IT and life sciences. Among the knowledge-based institutions present at the science park there are the University of Amsterdam, several research institutes, and related companies. Two of the colocations of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange are at the institutes SARA and NIKHEF at the science park. The area is 70 hectares.

In 2009, the railway station Amsterdam Science Park was opened by mayor Job Cohen.

Science and business

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AMOLF at the Science Park
  • Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF)
  • Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
  • Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (FNWI)
    • AMSTEL Institute (AMSTEL)
    • Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek (API)
    • Informatics Institute (IvI)
    • Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)
    • Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)
  • National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NIKHEF)
  • Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam (SARA)
  •, the coordinating organisation for the European Grid Infrastructure
  • 90 companies in the fields of ICT, Life Sciences and related fields


On the science park 314 residendes and 721 student units are completed. An additional 423 residences and 617 student units are planned.


  • Temporary café-restaurant 'Polder' (permanent hospitality business in historical farm Anna Hoeve)
  • University Sports Centre (official opening October 8, 2010)



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