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13th International Symposium on Mutation in the Genome: detection, genome sequencing & interpretation

Monday, 27 April 2015 to Thursday, 30 April 2015 from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Inn Leiden, Netherlands



Leiden is conveniently located in the heart of the ‘Randstad’, which is the western part of the Netherlands, comprising the four major Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). Beaches along the North Sea coastline are only 10 km away and Schiphol Airport only 20 km.



  • Amsterdam: 45 km / 25 minutes by train
  • Rotterdam: 50 km / 30 minutes by train
  • The Hague: 20 km / 10 minutes by train
  • Utrecht: 60 km / 45 minutes by train
  • Schiphol Airport: 25 km / 20 minutes by train

How to travel to and from Leiden?

Arriving by plane

Leiden is only 20 minutes by train from the main Dutch airport ‘Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport’. Other Dutch airports relatively close to Leiden, mainly used by low-cost european carriers, are Rotterdam The Hague and Eindhoven Airport.

By train

Leiden’s Railway Station connects Leiden directly with the major Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague). When arriving with an international train at one of these stations you can find trains directly to Leiden at all hours of the day.

Shuttle from Leiden Cenraal Station

departure:  exit LUMC/Naturalis, turn right, the stop is behind sandwich shop 'Lebkov'

Monday to Friday : The shuttle service is not operating during public holidays. In 2015, the shuttle service will NOT be available on the following days: April 27.

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Shuttle from Holiday Inn Leiden to Leiden Centraal Station

departure:  hotel entrance

Monday to Friday 

7.30 hrs

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By car

Leiden is reachable via the Dutch highways A4 (Amsterdam - The Hague) and A44 (Amsterdam - Delft). 


More information on Travel


Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Eindhoven Airport

Dutch Railway Company (NS)


Weather & Clothing

The dress code of the conference will be smart casual wear. We advise you bring a coat and umbrella as the weather fluctuates at this time of year!

Climate Averages April

Maximum: 13.4°C
Minimum: 3.9°C 

Electricity Supply

Electricity supply is 220 volts throughout the Netherlands with "European" 2-pin type wall sockets "schuko". For any European or other countries that utilise 240 volts e.g. UK and Australia most electrical equipment will function adequately.

If you intend to use the European electrical plugs then you will need an electricity plug adapter. In the US where the electricity supply is 110 volts a transformer would be required to step up the voltage to 220 volts. Damage to the electrical appliance can occur if you attempt to use a 110 volt rated electrical appliance with a 220 volt supply. Laptop computers have an inbuilt transformer.


Language spoken

The language in the Netherlands is Dutch. English is widely spoken.  


Currency/ Banking

The Euro is the accepted currency.

ATMs that accept foreign cards are widely available.


Time zone

The time in Leiden is GMT + 1 hour.