Transport from Leiden Central train station
There are a number of possibilities to travel from Leiden Central train station to one of our conference locations. We are happy to share the next options with you: by foot, by taxi or by bus.
From Leiden Central train station, take the main exit towards the Centre. Cross the station square and keep to the right side of the road. Take the Stationsweg and then the Steenstraat and continue across the Blauwpoort bridge.
On leaving the bridge, turn right and take the Prinsessekade, which will continue into the Korte Rapenburg.
Cross the street and you are on the Rapenburg.
You will find the Academy Building on your right hand-side. And after 400m, beyond the Academic Building, you will find the Old Observatory.
Click here for the map and complete route description from Leiden Central train station to Academy Building.
You will find the Old Observatory on your right hand-side:
Click here for the map and complete route description from Leiden Central train station to Old Observatory.
You will find the Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw a little further, walk towards bridge and across, walk further to the right (‘even house numbers’ of the Rapenburg), and about 200 meters you will find the Kamerlingh Onnes Building (Steenschuur 25).
Click here for the map and complete route description from Leiden Central train station to Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw.
Taxis are located in front of the train station. Please follow the official signings to the taxis. It costs approximately €15 from Leiden Central train station to one of our conference locations.
Buses stop in front of the train station. You need a bus that travels along the Breestraat.
You could take: Bus number 2 (direction Leiderdorp Oranjewijk); Bus number 4 (direction Zuid West); Bus number 45 (direction The Hague; Den-Haag); Bus number 182 (direction Alphen aan den Rijn); Bus number 187 (direction Gouda) or Bus number 400 (direction Zoetermeer)
Ask the bus driver to let you know when you are at the bus stop the Breestraat. This takes around 5-8 minutes.
Walk along the Breestraat and turn right into the Pieterskerkchoorsteeg. Follow this street until you get to the Pieterskerk (church) and the Pieterskerkhof. Cross this square towards the Kloksteeg and at the end of the Kloksteeg you will arrive at the Rapenburg.
You will find the Academy Building across the street (via bridge). Map/route description.
You will find the Old Observatory after 400m beyond the Academic Building. Map/route description.
You will find the Kamerlingh Onnes Building when you walk at the end of Kloksteeg to the left of Rapenburg (‘even house numbers’ of the Rapenburg), and about 200 meters. Map/route description.
For more information about the timetables of the buses, please visit the public transport planner.