Publisher since 1981

VU Universtity Press & Uitgeverij Vesuvius

VU University Press is an academic publisher that produces titles in English and in Dutch. There is also an imprint for books for a general readership, Vesuvius. Its office is located in the bookshop in the entrance hall of the main VU building. The portfolio covers the entire range of academic publications: textbooks, conference proceedings, monographs, dissertations, study skills material. We distribute nationally, internationally and via our own webshop. We support the Open Access policy of the VU.

Authors have three reasons to choose our publishing house, aside from our experience and professionalism.

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