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The Kroese-Duijsters symposium will be held in the heart of the Leiden city centre.


Scheltema Leiden is a unique and beautiful location for cultural and business events. In the centre of Leiden this location is housed in an old blanket factory from the beginning of the 19th century. In the authentic historic building you can see the traces of the industrial past everywhere. It gives this location character and a unique atmosphere.


Botanical Gardens (Hortus botanicus)

The Hortus botanicus is situated in the historical city centre of Leiden. It’s a 15 minutes’ walk from the Central Station. The Hortus is the oldest botanical garden in The Netherlands. The oldest section, dating back to 1590, is the current Front Garden. It has been renovated with new plants and in 2000, a new glasshouse was added to form the Winter Garden.



Leiden is only 20 minutes by train from the main international airport of the Netherlands ‘Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport’. But you can also fly in to Leiden from Rotterdam Airport, or travel by high-speed international train to either Rotterdam or Amsterdam and then transfer.

From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: take a direct train to Leiden Centraal Station. Train tickets for domestic travel are available from the yellow ticket machines near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza. Tickets (for domestic and international travel) are also available from the ticket offices, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza. Staff at the ticket offices will also be able to provide you with train departure information.

From Rotterdam Airport: take a bus from Rotterdam Airport to Rotterdam Centraal Station. Buses depart frequently and takes about 20 minutes. From Rotterdam Centraal Station it will take you about 30-40 minutes to travel to Leiden Centraal Station.

From Eindhoven Airport it will take you 2-3 hours on average to get to Leiden.

By train
Leiden’s railway station connects Leiden directly with other major Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Groningen). Buses and taxis depart from directly outside of Leiden station. The Leiden Visitor Centre is opposite Leiden Centraal Station and they can provide tourists to Leiden with further directions. Train times can be found on www.9292ov.nl

By car
Leiden is easily accessible via the Dutch highways A4 (Amsterdam – The Hague) and A44 (Amsterdam – Delft).

By bus
The main provider of bus services in and around Leiden is Connexxion.

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