If you somehow fail to get our standard VPN service up and running on your system, use our OpenVPN service.

General settings:

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server adres
port 443


You can test your VPN-connection by visiting this (great) website:

This page displays your ip address. If your Science VPN is active, your ip address should start with 131.174.. The hostname should look like (where XXXX matches your ip address).

Ubuntu 22.04 instructions

Download the Science openvpn configuration file:


Goto “Systeem settings” > “Network”. You should see this screen:

add vpn in ubuntu

Click the + button to add a new VPN connection.

In the next dialog choose “Import from file…” and select the just downloaded ovpn file.

You should see this screen now:

openvpn configuration ubuntu

Just fill in your science loginname.

After saving your configuataion, you should be able to activate your OpenVPN connection. Click the icons in the top-right corner of your screen:

activate vpn ubuntu

Issues with openvpn>=2.6

If you are using openvpn client newer than 2.5.8, you may run into compatibility issues. In that case, add compat-mode 2.4.7 line into your openvpn config file.