about CREA

about CREA

Corona measures

Due to the coronavirus your visit to CREA will be different from what you are used to, what can you expect? Check the latest information here.

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, off 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 CREA

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 23.00 hr
Saturday 10.00 – 23.00 hr
Sunday 10.00 – 17.00 hr

opening hours during summer 2020: 4 July – 30 August 2020
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 23.00 hr
Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 hr
Sunday closed

course administration

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 hr

opening hours CREA Café

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 01.00 hr
Saturday 10.00 – 01.00 hr
Sunday 10.00 – 19.00 hr

opening hours during summer 2020: 4 July – 30 August 2020
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 01.00 hr
Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 hr
Sunday closed

CREA closed 2020/2021:

  • Christmas: Thursday the 24th of December 2020 from 17.00 – Sunday the 3rd of January 2021
  • Private event: Saturday the 9th of January 2021 from 17.00 and Sunday the 10th of January the entire day
  • Easter: Sunday the 4th and Monday the 5th of April 2021
  • Kings day: Tuesday the 27the of April 2021
  • Ascension Day: Thursday the 13th of May 2021
  • Pentecost: Sunday the 23rd and Monday the 24th of May 2021

course free period

Monday December 21th 2020 – Sunday January 3rd 2021

address

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
T. 020 525 1414
F. 020 525 4549

courses

planning@crea.nl

lectures & debate

debat@crea.nl

CREA theatre & music hall rental

theater@crea.nl

studio rental

Tel 020 525 1414

CREA café

cafe@crea.nl

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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