Why a PhD at LUMC?

Living in the Leiden-The Hague region

Leiden is a medium-sized city with a charming, historic city center situated near Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. It takes about 20 minutes by train from Schiphol to the LUMC. Did you know Leiden has around 28 km of canals running through the city, passing under 88 bridges? After Amsterdam, the city of Leiden has the most canals in the Netherlands.

Walking through Leiden, the city's glorious history seems to come to life. Painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born and raised here and our many museums, among which the recently renovated Lakenhal, are famous throughout the world. The beach and the bulb fields are nearby, as is The Hague, the seat of the Dutch parliament and home to the king and queen. 

The LUMC is located next to Leiden Central Station which offers easy access to nearby Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam and other parts of the country. With close to 9,000 employees, the LUMC is the biggest employer in the region. Several large and small biotech companies are located in the Leiden Bio Science Park, only a few steps away from the LUMC.