How to get to NeCEN

How to get to NeCEN

NeCEN is located within the Gorlaeus Building on the Beta Campus of the Faculty of Science at Leiden University in Leiden, The Netherlands. If you have questions about how to reach us please contact us at


Visiting address (please DO NOT use this address for shipping your samples!):


Gorlaeus Laboratory

Einsteinweg 55

2333 CC Leiden

The Netherlands


To reach the NeCEN facility within the building, please see the access map and use the main entrance (1).


There are several ways to reach the NeCEN facility:


On foot

Please see the map linked with Google maps. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from Leiden Centraal train station to the NeCEN facility.


By bike

There are rental bikes (Hello Bike) available at Leiden Centraal train station and the Leiden University campus. These can be rented via an app, and drop-zones are available around the Leiden Bio Science Park area. Information is available on the Hello-Bike website.


By bus

There are several public bus lines connecting Leiden Centraal train station with the Gorlaeus Building. Buses run conveniently during business hours and tickets can be directly purchased with the driver. Please check the current bus company website or Google maps for up-to-date information.


By taxi

There is a taxi stand located directly at the front side of Leiden Centraal train station.


By car

Please let us know in advance if you plan to arrive by car. There are two parking options:


  1. You can park at the ‘faculty office’ parking lot and ring the interphone at the gate and explain you have come to work at NeCEN. Then you will enter the building at entrance #2 and follow ‘route 1’ (up the stairs and then turn left), Gorlaeus beta campus (bit of a long walk).

  2. There is an underground parking garage at Wassenaaseweg 76. If you would like to make use of it we will have to make a reservation for you beforehand. Call us before you enter the garage (bad phone connection inside) so we can pick you up. This garage closes at 6 pm.