Travel Directions - By Car


Maps of Leiden city and the location of the university buildings are found here.



For route planners and navigators use the address Niels Bohrweg 1 and/or postal code 2333 CA. Once you are on the University campus, follow the signs for parking lot P1, which is right in front of the Oort building. Visitors coming by car should take notice of the parking regulations. Please report to the reception upon arrival to obtain a parking permit for the duration of your stay.



Travelling on the A44 (either from Amsterdam or from The Hague)

  • Get off at the Exit "Oegstgeest" and drive towards Leiden. Coming from Amsterdam turn left to Leiden-Oegstgeest; from Den Haag turn right.
  • Follow the main road till the roundabout (500 m), where you turn sharp right (first exit on roundabout).
  • Follow the road "Rhijngeesterstraatweg", later called "Endegeesterstraatweg". Right after the road turns left, turn right into the parking lot in front of the Oort building.


Make sure you take the A44, not the A4 which also connects Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague, but runs along the other side of the city.



Travelling on the A4, arriving from other directions

  • Get on the A4 direction Leiden.
  • Take exit Zoeterwoude-Dorp and Leiden from A4. Leaving the highway, turn left on N206 to Leiden Voorschoten. Then continue to follow N206 towards Leiden-Zuid and Katwijk. When there is a Bastion Hotel at the left, N206 turns right (Leiden-Zuid, Katwijk).
  • After about 3 km, N206 turns right (Amsterdam, Den Haag). Take this turn right and take the right lane: At the sign Centrum Naturalis, turn right and take the left lane.
  • Take the second left, on to the Darwinweg.
  • At the roundabout, turn right towards the Sandifortdreef.
  • At the next roundabout, go left on to the Alibinusdreef, and quickly thereafter turn left on to the Wassenaarseweg.
  • After about 1 kilometer, just before the fly-over, turn left. You are now entering the parking lot in front of the Oort building.