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Find here some information to prepare your visit to the Sackler Lab.

Leiden can be easily accessed from Schiphol International Airport by train. There are 2 to 4 trains leaving each hour that take about 20-25 minutes to Leiden. From Leiden Central Station it is a 20 minutes walk to Leiden Observatory in the Huygens Laboratory, or alternatively you can take a bus (Line 57, two times / hour, get out at stop Wassenaarseweg/Corpus). The Science buildings are visible from the stop (cross over the parking spot).

Please note that you do NOT walk to the Old Observatory downtown. This is a great building at a beautiful location, but not the place where you will find us (or any other astronomers) !
Helpful links for planning your trip in the Netherlands
Leiden offers many different hotels and you will need to make a choice; either stay close to the Observatory, somewhat away from downtown Leiden (but we can borrow you a bike), or go for a hotel downtown. A few good choices are listed here. Prices are typically between 75-120 Euro / night.

Looking for a restaurant ? Try one in the list. We tested them all. These are located all over downtown Leiden. Or try another one and let us know ...

When you are looking for a furnished appartment to stay, things get more complicated. Here the University International Housing office is a good first place to start looking. We also have contacts with several persons who rent rooms/appartments. Airbnb offers another (rather expensive) alternative.

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