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The strategic master plan for the University Quarter serves as the framework for the renovation of the Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP). The Amsterdam City Council established this plan in 2021. In November, the UvA, in consultation with the municipality, decided to carry out the approach to the Oudemanhuispoort complex in phases. The renovation and restoration of the square (A) and the buildings on Slijkstraat (C and D) are scheduled for 2035. However, these buildings will soon undergo refurbishment to preserve them for education and research in the coming years.
Building Sections of Oudemanhuispoort

Divided into Phases

The overall approach to the Oudemanhuispoort complex is divided into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Refurbishment of the square (A) and buildings on Slijkstraat (C and D)
  • Phase 2: Renovation, restoration, and sustainability of buildings on Kloveniersburgwal (E and F) and Oudezijds Achterburgwal (B)
  • Phase 3: Renovation, restoration, and sustainability of the square (A) and buildings on Slijkstraat (C and D)

The division into three phases provides the UvA with more time to further develop the building along Slijkstraat in collaboration with the municipality. Additionally, the phased approach makes the (financial) risks more manageable and allows the UvA to keep the (four) large lecture halls in the Slijkstraat building (D) continuously available for education for the growing student population. In the coming period, the UvA will conduct further technical and programmatic studies, and decision-making and planning will be prepared.

Phased Approach Impacts Other Parts of the University Quarter

In 2025, several projects in the University Quarter will simultaneously be in progress. All these construction activities will affect the accessibility of the area and buildings for emergency services, supply, residents, and students. This calls for good collaboration with all stakeholders.