about CREA

about CREA

CREA, cultural student centre

CREA is the cultural organization of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam School of Higher Education (HvA). We organize a wide range of cultural activities and support students wherever we can.

CREA has:

programmes about current issues

inspiring courses

rentals

CREA grants

over 30 student offices

studio, music hall and theatre rent

and, of course:

the daily opened CREA café with delicious coffee and the best brownies!

CREA is located at the Nieuwe Achtergracht in a monumental diamond polishing factory which has been transformed into a modern building. CREA has a theatre, music hall for concerts and parties and a wide range of large and small studios. All utilities are for rent outside of course hours.

opening hours during summer (2 July till 14 August 2022)
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 23.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs
Sunday: closed

opening hours CREA café during summer (2 July till 14 August 2022)
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 23.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sunday: closed

regular opening hours
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 23.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 – 23.00 hrs
Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

regular opening hours CREA café
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – o1.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 – 01.00 hrs
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00 hrs

CREA closed 2022/2023:

  • Christmas & new year: Friday 23 December 17.00 hrs up to and including 1 January 2023
  • Easter: Sunday 9 and Monday 10 April 2023
  • Kings day: Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Ascension Day: Thursday 18 May 2023
  • Pentecost: Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May 2023

address

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
T. 020 525 1414

contact information per category

General/course registration
planning@crea.nl

Studio rental
Tel 020 525 1414

Lectures and debates
debat@crea.nl

CREA theatre & music hall
theater@crea.nl

Publicity
publiciteit@crea.nl

CREA café
cafe@crea.nl

contact details confidential counsellors

in case of undesirable or transgressive behaviour

The confidential counsellor is the contact point for anyone who experiences inappropriate behaviour and works at CREA, attends CREA courses or is involved or present in other CREA activities.

Unacceptable behaviour is behaviour from others towards you that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

CREA is committed to a safe and pleasant environment for all employees and visitors. If you are unable to bring your experience to the attention of a CREA employee, you can contact one of the UvA or HvA counsellors:

> UvA counsellors
> HvA counsellors

send us an email!

CREA is situated in a car-free area. There is very limited parking space close to CREA, especially at night.

By foot or bicycle

1. From the Sarphatistraat: near the Albert Heijn (Sarphatistraat 141K) is a small car-free street (Pancrasstraat). Walk into this street and you will see the back of the CREA building. Walk towards the canal, go left when you reach the canal and you will see the CREA entrance.

2. From the Plantage Muidergracht: you can take the two pedestrian bridges to reach CREA.

3. From the Roeterstraat: walk to the Nieuwe Achtergracht to enter the Roeterseilandcampus. Take the street on the right side of the canal. Walk past the building that goes over the water. On your right side you will see CREA.

Parking your bicycle

Came by bicycle? You can park your bike in the open air park next to the CREA building or in one of the underground bike parks of the UvA. Please keep in mind that the underground bike parks close at 10 pm.

By tram or metro

1. Take tram 1, 7 or 19 to the ‘s Gravesandestraat. Walk to the Sarphatistraat, turn left. Shortly, you’ll find a small car-free street on your right. Follow 3.

2. Take metro 51, 53 or 54 to Weesperplein. Walk to the Sarphatistraat direction east. Cross the Roetersstraat. Shortly, you’ll find een small car-free street on your left hand. Follow 3.

3. Near the Albert Heijn (Sarphatistraat 141K) is a small car-free street (Pancrasstraat). Walk into this street and you will see the back of the CREA building. Walk towards the canal, go left when you reach the canal and you will see the CREA entrance.

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