The Roeterseiland Campus is an open city campus designed to offer future-proof teaching and research facilities. The Faculties of Economics and Business and Social and Behavioural Sciences are located at the Roeterseiland campus. The Faculty of Law has settled in August 2017 on the campus.
Existing buildings around the Nieuwe Achtergracht are being thoroughly renovated in order to ensure compliance with modern research and education requirements and needs. The outdoor area is also being redesigned. With theatres, studios and a café, CREA is set to play a prominent role in the complex. A large bicycle parking facility will be built under the building complex. A new bridge across the water links the main entrances of the buildings on the Nieuwe Achtergracht.