On this page we present the most relevant buildings for students, staff and campus visitors. 

Visitors are requested to check in at the service desk, after which they will be referred to their appointment. The services desks of the education buildings are available during opening hours to answer all your questions. In holiday periods office hours may differ from those indicated below. Please contact the servicedesk of that particular building for more information.

Outside office hours, staff and students can only get access to their building with a building pass. More information can be obtained at the service desk of the specific building.

Campus overview and map

The bird-eye-views of the campus from four different perspectives give you a good impression of our campus. All four images show the Business and Science park with the FC Twente Stadium (location of train stop) on one side of the street, and the campus area on the other side. Click the images to enlange and/or download:

High quality versions are available (for staff only) on www.utwente.nl/3d-map-download. Others may request the images for reuse by email.

Campus map with route instructions and building numbers (.pdf)
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Waaier

De Waaier houses the two largest lecture halls of the University of Twente. Two smaller rooms are used for doctoral degree defences and inaugural lectures. The two large lecture halls can be joined together to form one even larger hall, seating 800 people. Next to a number of smaller lecture rooms, you can find here student restaurant De Mensa.

  • Office hours: Mo - Thu 8:00 - 20:00, Fr 8:00 - 19:00.
  • Parking: the entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Please note: Entrance only via Hall B at the O&O square.

Vrijhof

De Vrijhof is the cultural centre of the University of Twente. It offers a variety of performances, such as shows, concerts and lectures. It is known for its Audio hall, Amphitheatre and Agora. Next to that it houses the library, the editorial office of UToday, Student Services and Student Councelling.

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 24:00, Sat - Sun 9:00 - 20:00
  • Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car on the parking space behind the building (follow the signs to building Hogenkamp). Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Zilverling

The Zilverling houses the mathematics and computer science departments. Here you can also find the SmartXP-lab of the Creative Technology programme. The Educafé - the study area on the ground floor - is where student shops Stores (electronics) and IAPC (computers and computer parts) are based. These are open during the lunch break on working days. Starbucks is also located in the Educafé. 

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: the entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car on P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Horst complex

Horst is the most Eastern complex of the campus buildings. Engineering programmes have been located here ever since the early years: Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering and later Industrial Design. Today, it is here that we can also find Biomedical Technology, Advanced Technology and Technical Medicine.

  • Office hours: Mo - Thu 8:00 - 20:00, Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: The entrance of this building is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P2, P3 or P4. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Sublocations within Horst Complex, all with own building names, abbreviations and building numbers:

  • Horst Tower: HT (20)
  • Horst Ring: HR (21)
  • Noordhorst: NH (24)
  • Oosthorst: OH (26)
  • Zuidhorst: ZH (28)
  • Westhorst: WH (23)
  • Meander: (27)

Please note: The entrance of the complex is located below the Horst Tower.

Spiegel

Spiegel is the administration centre of the University of Twente. This is where the human resources department, the finances, the management body and marketing and communication are located. The Executive Board is located in the annex of the building, called Vleugel (building 3).

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: You can park your car at the front or back side of the building in the designated parking areas.

Ravelijn

Ravelijn houses the management and governance programmes. Some of our alumni might not recognize the picture. The old building with the same name is replaced by this new one.

  • Office hours: Mo -Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Technohal

Technohal is the location for (bio-)medical study programmes, research department and facilties. 

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: P0 is located close to the entrance of the technohal building. Alternative parking is P4 behind the Technohal. P4 also provides a charging station for electric cars.

Cubicus

Cubicus is where the behavioural sciences are located. It is the part that remains of the original building. The other half was destroyed in a fire in 2002. Ask for clear directions at the reception, because this still is a building in which you can easily get lost.

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: Cubicus is surrounded by parking areas. You will find a charging station for electric cars behind the Cubicus building.

Citadel

Citadel lies in the extension of the building Ravelijn at the O&O square. One of its residents is the IT helpdesk, the service desk for anyone who has problems with their computer. A striking element is Citadel's round tower. This is the home of the University College Twente

  • Office hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Please note: the IT Servicedesks have a separate entrance at the O&O square. For all other locations use the main entrance close to Ravelijn building.

Carré

Carré is a new building, finished in 2011. It is the location of the applied natural sciences. This is where we find the physics and chemistry labs and electronics, like the robotics labs.

  • Office hours: Mo - Thu 8:00 - 20:00, fr 8:00 - 19:00.
  • Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

Please note: Entrance only via Hall B at the O&O square.

 Sports Centre

With two large sports halls, four gyms, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness studio and a large canteen, the sports centre is the largest indoor sport facility of the region. It is also the home of sports fysiotherapist Topvorm Twente.

  • Opening Hours: Mo -  Fr 8:00 - 24:00, sat 8:00 - 11:00, sun 8:00 - 18:00
  • Parking: A parking lot is available in front of the building, next to the side entrance.