The Poortgebouw is an office building for institutions, organizations and companies that contribute to the development of patient care, medical education and research. The renovation and running of the Poortgebouw is managed by MediPark B.V.
The location of the Poortgebouw
The Poortgebouw lies in an area that encompasses the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), faculty buildings of Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Science Park. This area with scientific, medical and commercial functions fosters a direct and indirect relationship with public health and life sciences. Naturalis, the National Natural History Museum, adds a special dimension to the area. The Leiden Bio Science Park has direct access to the highway system and to public transport. The Poortgebouw sits central to all this and is located right next to Leiden Central Station.
The Poortgebouw is a historical reminder of the link with the Leiden Academic Hospital. In 1994 this building was designated as a municipal monument and from July 2000 as a national monument. In the city of Leiden, from the founding of the hospital in the sixteenth century to the present day, all buildings used by the hospital are still standing. The Poortgebouw symbolizes the period from 1920 to 1995.
Renovated into a modern office building
The Poortgebouw has been renovated into an office building that meets modern day requirements.
Our facilities can comfortably handle conferences and symposia for up to 250 participants. The former auditorium has been converted into a conference hall. There is also a reception room which can be used for lunches, drinks or meetings.
During the renovation particular attention was paid to the internal structure of the building. The Poortgebouw is made up of two wings with an arched gate in the middle, the large congress hall is right above this gate. The central gate means that there are two entrances, North and South. Renovation work started in 1994 and was completed at the end of 1995.
30 organizations are located in the Poortgebouw.