Near VU

The Vrije Universiteit is a more self-enclosed campus, but there are also commercial areas nearby, including a cluster of restaurants and groceries around Amsterdam Zuid Station.

On Campus:

The Basket – 11:00-20:00, Vegetarian friendly
Sal-Meijer – Kosher sandwich shop, Buitenveldertselaan 114, 10:00-19:30 (until 14:30 Fridays, closed Saturdays)

Nearby: Budget

Sla – Creative salad bar, Claude Debussylaan 35, 8:00-21:00 (8:00-15:00 Fridays, closed weekends)
Hakata Senpachi – Ramen bar, Wielingenstraat 16, 18:00-22:00 (12-15:00, 17:00-22:00 weekends)

Nearby: Mid-Range and Splurge

Wagamama – Mid-priced international casual Asian chain, Zuidplein 12, 11:30-21:00 (17:00-21:00 on weekends)
Sushilee – Mid-priced Japanese cuisine including sushi, George Gershwinlaan 534, 12-14:30, 16:30-20:00 (Fridays 12:00-14:30 only, closed weekends)
Limon – Mid-range international cuisine, Gustav Mahlerplein 222, 9:30-01:00 (closed weekends)
Grand Café Mahler – Mid-range soup, sandwiches, burgers, and salads, Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 11:00-21:00 (closed weekends)
De Veranda – Mid- to high-end artisanal world kitchen, Amstelveenseweg 764, 9:00-21:30 (11-21:30 weekends)
Vis aan de Schelde – High-end fish restaurant, Scheldeplein 4, Monday-Friday 12:00-14:30, Monday-Saturday 17:30-23:00, Sunday 16:00-23:00
Het Bosch – High-end French cuisine on the waterfront, Jollenpad 10, 10:00-15:00, 18:00-22:00 (Saturdays only dinner, closed Sundays)

Nearby: Coffee and Pastries

Starbucks – Zuidplein 10, 6:30-21:00 (8:00-19:00 Saturday, 9:00-17:00 Sunday)
Doppio Espresso – Espresso bar with light lunches and pastries, Gustav Mahlerlaan 16, 7:30-17:30 (Fridays until 19:30, Saturdays 10:30-16:30, closed Sundays)

Nearby: Grocery

Albert Heijn To Go Grocery – Zuidplein 24, 7:00-21:00 (closed weekends)
Spar University Grocery – De Boelelaan 1083A, 8:00-20:00 (11:00-15:00 Saturdays, closed Sunday)
Ekoplaza – Organic grocery, Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 665, 8:30-19:30 (11-18:30 Sundays)