Have you seen the colours of Van Santen?
Colours of the Golden Age

Are you looking for things to do during your Christmas break? Go visit UvA’s Special Collections in the city centre. I recently visited the exhibition of master colourist Dirk Jansz. van Santen (1637–1708) and I’ll give you a little sneak peek of his work! Today a...

Do you celebrate World Animal Day?
World Animal Day: why animals deserve it

Today is World Animal Day! Since 1931, countries all over the world have been celebrating 4 October as ‘Dierendag’, as we call it in the Netherlands. Perhaps you think it’s all about commercial purposes these days, as we are overloaded with (inter)national holidays. But I’d...

Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Night owl or early bird? Optimise your day!

Having a hard time to keep your eyes open during your lectures at 9 AM? Starting to feel alive when your working day is already over? Then you are definitely an evening person. Unfortunately, our society is based on the biological rhythm of morning people....

How are you going to spend your free summer time in Amsterdam?
Celebrate your summer holiday in Amsterdam!

No plans to go abroad this summer? Don’t worry, you can have lots of fun in Amsterdam as well! Take a look at these options to spend your free time and enjoy the summer. Picnic at the park Amsterdam is known for its variety of beautiful parks....

UvA Matching: find out if your Bachelor’s programme of choice is a match!
Looking for a Bachelor? Find your match!

Last year, the UvA introduced a new application procedure for its Bachelor’s programmes: UvA Matching. It may sound like some sort of new, romantic dating game, and it actually does have some similarities. UvA Matching is mandatory for all future Bachelor students that are new...

Undercover Biology: Revealing the science of secrets
Behind the scenes of CONGO’s conference committee

Undercover biology: revealing the science of secrets. That’s the theme of this year’s edition of the scientific conference ‘CONGres’, annually organised by student association CONGO. Member of the conference committee Tessa van Doesum tells us about the organisation of this event at the faculty and...

Boost your brain with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants.
Feed your brain!

We all know that it is important to eat healthy and varied. There is a growing list of diets that should help us to keep our bodies in shape. But did you know that food can also have a positive effect on your brain? Several...

Café Maslow – a peek at the dorm room for faculty students
Café Maslow: a communal dorm room for faculty students

Looking for a cool spot to hang out with your study friends after class? Or a convenient place to work on a paper between lectures? Try café Maslow! It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Faculty of Science, and it has everything you need...

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