Publisher since 1981

VU Universtity Press & Uitgeverij Vesuvius

VU University Press is an academic publishing house that is dedicated to publishing scholarly works in English and Dutch. We also have a separate imprint, Vesuvius, which makes books available to a broader audience. We distribute both nationally and internationally, and through our own webshop. VU University Press supports the Open Access policy of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. Our office is located in the entrance hall of the main VU building.

Three reasons to choose VU University Press

VU Universtity Press & Uitgeverij Vesuvius


Once the text is ready, your printed book will be available within two months at the Centraal Boekhuis and a month later at Amazon. We don’t have a ‘waiting list’. We work especially fast, thanks in part to a large team of freelancers.

One editor

You will deal with just one editor. This keeps the lines of communication short and clear. Our authors have considerable ‘say’ in decisions about the design and layout, so we create the book together.

Low price

The retail prices of our volumes are relatively low. This can be ascribed to our low overhead and our company philosophy: we are a service-publisher for the VU University. But we also welcome authors from elsewhere.

In-House Team

VU Universtity Press & Uitgeverij Vesuvius

Pier Rienks


Ilke Jacobs


Jan Anton Brouwer


Dorien Keus

Assistant Publisher