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    How to get to the Lorentz Center

The Lorentz Center@Oort is situated on Niels Bohrweg 2 in Leiden. It occupies the 3rd floor of the Oort building, a 5 story slanted building (see picture).

The Lorentz Center@Snellius is situated at Niels Bohrweg 1 in Leiden. It occupies the 2nd floor of the Snellius building, just across the street from the Oort building.




From Schiphol Airport

  1. By train
    Schiphol Train Station is located directly below the airport, at Schiphol Plaza. Trains to Leiden Central Train Station (direction Den Haag or Rotterdam) depart every 15 minutes and take about 20 minutes. It is easiest to buy your ticket at the ticket counter in the arrivals hall, not in the machines. A one-way train ticket costs € 5-10. Time Table
  2. By taxi
    A taxi stand is located directly outside the arrival hall at Schiphol Airport. A one-way trip to Leiden costs € 50-60.

From Leiden Central Train Station

From Leiden Central Train Station there are four possibilities to get to the Lorentz Center:

Click here for a map of the route from Leiden Central Station to Lorentz center, including bus stops.


  1. On foot
    Leave the train station by exit "LUMC". Walk along the "Rijnsburgerweg" and then left on the "Wassenaarseweg". It is a 30-minute walk from the train station to the Lorentz Center. Site Map

  2. By bus
    Leave the train station by exit "Centrum". The bus station is located directly to the right of the train station. Take bus 43 (direction Den Haag) or bus 57 (direction Nieuw Vennep), it's about 7 minutes to the Lorentz Center.. Tickets can be bought in the bus. A one-way trip costs € 4. If you plan to make more than 10 bus trips, buying an OV Chip Card at the Ticket & Service desk in the train station will save money.

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    Bus 43
    Leave the bus at bus stop "Universiteitsterrein". Walk along the "Einsteinweg", passing the red UFO-shaped building on your right, and at the end turn right into the "Niels Bohrweg". Both Lorentz Center venues are at the end of the road: Lorentz Center@Snellius on the left hand side at #1 and Lorentz Center@Oort on the right hand at #2.

    Timetables of the busservice 43:

    Leiden Central Station to Lorentz Center
    (bus stop "Universiteitsterrein"), final destination Den Haag Central Station
    Lorentz Center to Hotel
    (bus stop "Haagsche Schouw"), final destination Den Haag Central Station
    Lorentz Center to Central Station
    (bus stop "Universiteitsterrein") to final destination Leiden Central Station

    Bus 57 :
    Leave the bus at bus stop "Corpus". Cross the road and take the "Niels Bohrweg". Lorentz Center@Snellius is located on the right hand at #1 and Lorentz Center@Oort is on the left hand at #2.

    Timetables of the busservice 57:

    Leiden Central Station to Lorentz Center
    (bus stop "Corpus"), final destination Nieuw Vennep
    Lorentz Center to Leiden Central Station
    (bus stop "Corpus") to final destination Leiden Central Station

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  3. By taxi
    Leave the train station by exit "Centrum". The taxicab stand is located on your left. A one way trip to the Lorentz Center costs € 10-15.

By car

Please note that there is a roadblock to the "Max Planckweg" Site Map
  1. Using GPS Navigation Systems
    Go to "Niels Bohrweg 1" or postal code "2333 CA". Site Map

  2. From Amsterdam or Den Haag (highway A44)
    Leave the highway at exit 7 "Oegstgeest". Drive in the direction "Leiden". Follow the main road for 500 meters until the roundabout, take the first exit into "Rhijngeesterstraatweg", later on called "Endegeesterstraatweg". Immediately after a sharp left turn, turn right into the "Niels Bohrweg". Site Map

  3. From Other Directions (highway A4)
    Leave the highway at exit 7 "Zoeterwoude Dorp / Leiden". Drive in the direction "Leiden Voorschoten" on route N206. Follow the N206 in the direction "Leiden-Zuid / Katwijk", with a right-turn at the Bastion Hotel. After about 3 km, follow the N206 in the direction "Amsterdam / Den Haag", with a right-turn at the Holliday Inn Hotel. Turn right at the traffic light and turn immediately left; both turns in the direction "Centrum/Naturalis". Follow the road curving left, turn right on the third street "Sylviusweg", and at the end turn left onto the "Wassenaarseweg". After 500 meters, turn left ont the "Niels Bohrweg". Site Map

    Enter the parking lot

    Please note: the parking lot in front of the Snellius and Oort building (same lot) is free of charge but cannot be entered freely. The barriers will only open when you are registered for the ongoing workshop or when your visit is registered. Press the button at the barriers, mention that you are a Lorentz Center guest together with your name and the barriers will open.