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De Uithof, also known as Utrecht Science Park, is the campus area of the Utrecht University and the University of Professional Education Utrecht. It is located on the east of Utrecht, near the Galgenwaard Stadium of FC Utrecht. Except for the faculties of Law, Humanities, and University College, which are located in the inner city of Utrecht, most of the buildings of the University are on De Uithof. De Uithof also contains the UMC (University Medical Centre) hospital, the main university library, student housing, botanical gardens, and a supermarket.

There is a bus line to the inner city and the train station, served by bi-articulated buses. Construction of extensive Park and ride facilities, designed by KCAP, began in August 2011.

Buildings on De Uithof

thumb thumb Some of the buildings on De Uithof have an unusual architecture. The Educatorium Building, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas, contains a glass-bottomed walking bridge and circular walls. The Minnaert building contains a large basin that was used to collect rain water, but is being remodeled to house more classrooms. The wall of the canteen is supported by the characters 'M', 'I', 'N', 'N', 'A', 'E', 'R', 'T'. Most of the buildings are named after scientists that worked in a field which is similar to the specialization of the occupants of the building. A few of the buildings are:

University buildings

  • A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Building (after physician Abraham Albert Hijmans van den Bergh) - (bio)medical education
  • Bloembergen Building, named after Nicolaas Bloembergen, a physicist. - NMR spectroscopy
  • Buys Ballot Laboratorium (BBL), named after C.H.D. Buys Ballot, a meteorologist.
  • Caroline Bleeker Building, named after Caroline Bleeker, an early female physicist.
  • Centrumgebouw Noord
  • Earth Sciences Building (Aardwetenschappengebouw)
  • Educatorium Building
  • Kruyt Building (formerly known as Trans-3), named after Hugo R. Kruyt, a chemist.
  • Langeveld Building (formerly known as Centrumgebouw Zuid), named after Martinus J. Langeveld, who started the Faculty of Social Sciences of the university.
  • Library
  • Math Building (Wiskundegebouw)
  • Minnaert Building, named after Marcel Minnaert, a Belgian astronomer.
  • Ornstein Laboratorium, named after Leonard Salomon Ornstein, an experimental physicist.
  • Stratenum Building (after physician W. van Straaten) - medical education
  • Ruppert Building (formerly known as Trans-1), named after Marinus Ruppert, who started the development of buildings on De Uithof.
  • Unnik Building (formerly known as Trans-2), named after Willem C. van Unnik, a Dutch bible scholar.
  • Van de Graaff Laboratory, named after the physicist and instrument maker Robert J. Van de Graaff
  • Went Building (formerly known as Trans-4), named after Frits A.F.C. Went, a botanist.


Student housing

  • Cambridgelaan, built in 1998. 1002 occupants.
  • De Bisschoppen (the Bishops,) built in 2006. 552 occupants.
  • Casa Confetti, built in 2008. 377 occupants.


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