About Leiden

The place to be!

Leiden is a typical Dutch city with a rich history and a picturesque city centre, located between Amsterdam and The Hague. It’s nickname, the City of Keys, hints to the numerous things to discover, see and experience in Leiden such as the many canals and old houses boarding them. Furthermore, many Nobel Prize winners were scientists in Leiden, such as Van der Waals and Einthoven. As part of the LIMSC social programme we will show you the history and the beautiful surroundings of Leiden, which it is famous for. During the scientific programme, you will get to know the inventive Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the oldest university of the Netherlands (founded in 1575), which is the perfect setting for an innovative international biomedical student conference.

Furthermore, Leiden has some wonderful museums which are absolutely worth visiting, some of which you will get the opportunity to visit during the museum tour on Wednesday:

For more information about Leiden, please visit their website