The conference will be held at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The LUMC is located right next to Leiden Central Railway Station.
The LUMC consists of three interconnected buildings on the hospital/medical campus: the hospital, the research center and the education center. The LUMC is one of several academic medical centers in the Netherlands. The core tasks of the LUMC are:- Patient care: routine care, high-level clinical care, and in particular, high-level reference care.
The LUMC, employing approximately 7000 people, is comprised of the Leiden University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine of the Leiden University. The LUMC is primarily a knowledge institution. Patient care takes place in conjunction with research and education. This means that emphasis is on specialized care.
LUMC, Center of Medical Innovation
The LUMC is a modern university medical center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. Its unique research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research, places the LUMC among the world top. This enables the LUMC to offer patient care and education that is in line with the latest international insights and standards – and helps it to improve medicine and healthcare both internally and externally.
How to get to the LUMC?
The full address of the LUMC is:
2333 ZA, Leiden
The picture shows how the IBIS hotel and LIMSC in the LUMC are located next to the train station.
- Handy websites to check your train routes: www.9292.nl or www.NS.nl, once you have accepted the cookies, you can press “English”.
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: From here, you can take a train to Leiden Central Station, which will take about 15 minutes. A train from Schiphol to Leiden will leave about every 15 minutes. A single ticket will cost you €5,70 and can be bought at the airport upon arrival.
- Eindhoven Airport: From here, you have to take a bus to Eindhoven Central Station. This will take you about 20 minutes and will cost you around €5. From there, you can take a train to Leiden Central Station, which will take about 2 hours. A single ticket will cost you €19,70.
The City of Leiden
The inventive Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the oldest university of the Netherlands (founded in 1575) are the perfect combination for an innovative international student conference. Furthermore, Leiden is a typical Dutch city with a rich history and a picturesque city centre, located between Amsterdam and The Hague. Many Nobel Prize winners were scientists in Leiden such as Van der Waals and Einthoven. As part of the LIMSC social program we will show you the history and the beautiful surroundings of Leiden, which it is famous for.
Furthermore, Leiden has some wonderful museums, which are absolutely worth visiting:
- Museum Boerhaave; The Netherlands has a great history in the development of science and medicine. Museum Boerhaave shows over five centuries of inventions and discoveries in several sciences.
- Naturalis; our scientific research aims to understand the development of biodiversity and the interaction between species. The natural history collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center is the 5th largest in the world with 37 million objects.
- Hortus Botanicus Leiden; A green treasure hidden in the historical centre of Leiden. Founded in 1590, this is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world.
- Rijksmuseum van Oudheden; The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities is the national center of archaeology where you can appreciate the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the classical world and the early Netherlands.
- Museum van Volkenkunde; The national Museum of Ethnology is the world's oldest ethnographical museum.
The Netherlands is a relatively small country located in North-West Europe. It is a constitutional monarchy with an estimated population of 17 million.
The Netherlands (or Holland) has a unique progressive and liberal culture and is known for its windmills, dikes, polders, tulips, bicycles, cheese and wooden clogs. Remarkable about the Netherlands is its flat landscape; 50% of the surface area is less than on meter above sea level and a complex system of polders and dikes prevent it from constant threat of flooding.
The Netherlands is also known for its artists (such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Mondriaan) as well as for its scientists (such as van Leeuwenhoek, inventor of the microscope, and the physicist Lorents), and philosophers (such as Spinoza).