The master Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM) offers an integrated view on spatial, transport and environmental issues from an economic perspective. Teachers are renown professors in the field, like Erik Verhoef, Jos van Ommeren, Henri de Groot, Cees Withagen and Jan Rouwendal. The programme is completely English-taught. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers professionals the opportunity to follow separate courses (modules) of this master programme.

For whom?

Courses in spatial, transport and environmental economics are of interest for policy makers, consultants, advisors and reseachers at policy institutes, consultancies and (semi-) government institutions, working in the above fields.


“The year I spent at VU Amsterdam completely changed the way how I approach transport-related problems and their interrelations with spatial economic and environmental phenomena. I strongly recommend STREEM for those who wish to complement earlier studies with deeper understanding in the economics of transportation and other network industries.”

Daniel Hörcher

Graduated in 2014


“This master was a challenge, and in one year master I developed my scientific skills more than I expected. The teaching staff contributed to my self-development and knowledge gain, and was very engaged with the students. Because of the small classes there was always space for discussion about interesting subjects. This made us think outside the box. Also were we frequently informed about work or internship opportunities.”

Sadaf Dostzada

Graduated in 2016


“The STREEM Master was a valuable and fundamental opportunity for my personal growth and scientific development. It allowed me to improve and deepen both theoretical and empirical knowledge by attending the lectures and by working under the supervision of international worldclass professors and researchers.”

Jochem Brons

Graduated in 2007


“This master allowed me to grow as an economist; the program's approach of theoretical and practical courses provides a strong analytical and deep understanding of the spatial, transport and environmental economic interactions. Being able to participate in a highly academic environment and becoming a more versatile economist is why I recommend STREEM.”

Daniel Navarro

Graduated in 2016