In 1632 the Athenaeum Illustre was founded in Amsterdam to educate students in Trade and Philosophy. As the establishment was not a proper university yet, lessons were generally given at the professors' homes. Until the nineteenth small institution with no more than 1877, the situation changed when the Athenaeum Illustre became the Universiteit van Amsterdam and was permitted to confer the highest educational degrees.
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Other names: University of Amsterdam
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Address: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Postbus 19268, 1000 Gg Amsterdam, THE Netherlands