Kamerlingh Onnes Building (KOG)
Steenschuur 25: Leiden Law School, Law library
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Visitors arriving by plane at Schiphol airport can take the train to Leiden. Trains depart regularly (every 10 mins) from platform 5 or 6 and the trip takes about 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs about € 5.00.
From Leiden Central 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 Blauwpoortsbrug bridge. On leaving the bridge, turn right and take the Prinsessekade, which will become the Korte Rapenburg.
Cross the street and you are on the Rapenburg. Walk along the Rapenburg until it becomes the Steenschuur. You will find the KOG on your left hand side.
Taxis are located at the front of the station. The taxi fare to the city centre is approximately € 8.
Buses stop in front of the train station. You can take the buses 15, 16, 31, 40, 42, 187, 185, 189. You need a bus which drives along the Breestraat. Ask the driver to let you know when you are at the bus stop in the Breestraat.
Walk along the Breestraat and turn right at the end of the street. You are now on the Steenschuur. The KOG is on your right hand side.
When travelling from Amsterdam, the A44 is the best route to take. 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! Turn off at the "Leiden" exit, and drive towards the city. After a while you will pass under the railway line.
Make sure you take the right lane, as you will have to go straight on into the Mors Singel at the traffic lights just after the railway line (do not take the tunnel on your left). Turn right into the Morsweg. Follow the Morsweg, until you reach a railway crossing. Cross the railway line and turn immediately left over the bridge.
Turn left again at the traffic lights into the Haagweg; just after the second railway crossing there is a car park (see below).
After the railway crossing, turn right immediately over the bridge into the Witte Singel. Follow this road (it twists and turns).
At the next crossing, turn left into the Doezastraat. Follow this road until you pass a park (Van der Werf Park). After the bridge turn right.
When travelling from Rotterdam/The Hague, the A4 is the best route to take. Take the “Zoeterwoude” exit and follow the direction toward Leiden (this is the N206). Turn left at the first junction in the direction of Katwijk (not the centre of Leiden) and very soon right at the first major junction (still in the direction of Katwijk). You are now on the Churchillaan.
When you reach the junction (with traffic lights) with the Haagweg, turn right at the traffic lights in the direction of Leiden centre. On the right-hand side, just past the railway crossing, there is a car park (see below).
After the railway crossing, turn right immediately over the bridge into the Witte Singel. Follow this road (it twists and turns). At the next crossing, turn left into the Doezastraat. Follow this road until you pass a park (Van der Werf Park). After the bridge turn right. You are at the Steenschuur.
You can also leave your car at the University’s central car park, which is located at the Maliebaan in the centre. It takes about 15 minutes to get from the car park to the KOG. Cross the Witte Singel and the little bridge on the other side. Follow the road, then turn right and enter the Doelensteeg. This little alley will take you to the Rapenburg. On the Rapenburg, turn right.
Walk along the Rapenburg until it becomes the Steenschuur. You will find the KOG on your left hand side.
The other car park is on the Haagweg. It’s slightly further from the centre, but from there you can take advantage of the buses that will ferry you free of charge to the centre and back.