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Directions

The description of the route to the Naturalis central office at Darwinweg 2, Leiden. 

Visiting scientists can report to the reception desk at the office/delivery entrance ("blue P" on the map below), which is located at the Darwinweg 2. This is not the museum entrance. A car park is located here (at the Mendelweg, second barrier at your left hand), where visitors can park their car.

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Route description

By train  

- get off the train at NS Leiden Central Station 
- leave the station at the LUMC/ Oegstgeest side 
- walk toward the LUMC Hospital 
- follow the pedestrian signs to Naturalis (approx. 10 minutes walk)

Time tables can be found at the website of the Dutch Railways (NS)

By car from Amsterdam (A4 motorway)

- take the A4 motorway until the junction with the A44 motorway near Burgerveen 
- turn onto the A44 in the direction of Leiden West 
- leave the motorway at exit 8 Leiden  
- follow the signs for Leiden Centrum (Plesmanlaan) 
- follow the signs for Naturalis (Darwinweg)
- turn left to the Mendelweg, report at the intercom at the car park (2nd barrier left)

By car from Utrecht (N11 motorway)

- from Bodegraven, follow the N11 to Leiden 
- turn left onto the A4 motorway in the direction of Den Haag 
- leave the motorway at the next exit (= exit 7, Zoeterwoude-Dorp) 
- follow the N206 towards Leiden 
- keep following the N206 towards Leiden Zuid 
- follow the N206 for a further six kilometres in the direction of Katwijk 
- near the Holiday Inn, turn right twice and follow the signs to Naturalis (Plesmanweg) 
- turn left at the sign Naturalis (Darwinweg) 
- turn left to the Mendelweg, report at the intercom at the car park (2nd barrier left)

By car from Rotterdam/The Hague (A4 motorway)

- take the A4 motorway 
- leave the motorway at the first exit (= exit 7, Zoeterwoude-Dorp) 
- follow the N206 towards Leiden 
- keep following the N206 towards Leiden Zuid 
- follow the N206 for a further six kilometres in the direction of Katwijk 
- near the Holiday Inn, turn right twice and follow the signs to Naturalis (Plesmanweg) 
- turn left at the sign Naturalis (Darwinweg)
- turn left to the Mendelweg, report at the intercom at the car park (2nd barrier left)

By car from Noordwijk/Katwijk 

- take the N206 towards Leiden 
- at the junction with the A44 motorway, go straight ahead towards Leiden Centrum 
- turn left at the sign Naturalis (Darwinweg)
- turn left to the Mendelweg, report at the intercom at the car park (2nd barrier left)