Open the Cupola

Open the Cupola will bring a University College on the site of the old penal institution in Haarlem, with a unique educational approach. Students will follow a three-year English-taught bachelor programme focused on liberal arts and sciences. They reside on campus or nearby, conduct research activities and study in small groups.


Terraces, courtyards, a lively neighborhood

In and around the Cupola, people come to study, attend courses or make music, walk through the courtyards or have a drink on the terraces around the Cupola. The sound of live music can be heard on a regular basis and during the summer recess, teachers and guests from around and abroad will be staying on campus. Day visitors, attending special events or exhibitions will experience the Cupola as a welcoming entrance to Haarlem.


University College Haarlem allows the City of Haarlem to rewrite history. Extend the inner city over the river Spaarne. Provide a welcoming entrance to the city.