About us

Het universiteitskwartier met het Maagdenhuis links en de winkel op Spui 21 rechts


The University of Amsterdam is a modern, research-intensive university with a long and rich history. We are the largest university in the Netherlands with the widest range of courses on offer. With 32,000 students, 6,000 employees and more than 100 nationalities, the university is a perfect match for the city of Amsterdam. 


Since December 2018, the UvA has had its own merchandise store, in the heart of the city center, next to the famous Maagdenhuis in Amsterdam on the Spui. Products with the UvA logo are sold in the store for employees, students and alumni. The collection now consists of hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts, jogging pants, bicycle accessories, bags and all kinds of office supplies. 


Because the UvA values sustainability, a large part of the products are sustainably produced. You can buy a stylish and sustainable BE O water bottle from us with the UvA logo on it. Our backpacks are made from recycled truck tarpaulin and the sweaters and t-shirts are GOTS* certified. Good for the world and fun for yourself!



GOTS logo

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an international standard for organic clothing and textiles. GOTS is based on 100% organic raw materials and clothing and textiles with this quality mark must consist of at least 70% organic fibres. The strictest standard for organic textiles is met throughout the entire chain – from harvesting the raw materials, through socially responsible production to labelling, packaging and distribution. The GOTS certification also requires compliance with social criteria in cotton cultivation and processing into fabric. This concerns matters such as minimum wages, a ban on child labor and a safe and hygienic working environment. Checked by Control Union Certifications




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