Venue and Useful information

Your safety is our priority

Help us make SWAT4HCLS a safe and welcoming event. We are closely following government regulations for conferences. As such, we ask you to keep in mind:

A Covid vaccination certificate, proof of negative test or proof of recovery in the last 6 months are mandatory. We will require scannable QR codes and a valid ID at the registration desk. Ticket sales have been capped at 75% capacity of the venue. Masks are advised but not mandatory.

Getting there

Leiden is situated just a stone’s throw from major cities like The Hague and Amsterdam.

Train and bus connections

Leiden is easy to reach by public transport. The city centre is a few steps from Leiden Central station. The Hague is ten minutes away by train, and Amsterdam thirty-five minutes.
The bus station is right in front of Leiden Central station and there are many routes serving the city and the region.

Public transportation information is integrated into Google Maps. You can also download the NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) app for your mobile for detailed information about trains and  train stations.


Schiphol Airport (IATA: AMS) is less than twenty minutes away.


SWAT4HCLS 2022 will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands and online. For participants who can join us in person, the venue will be the Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden, shown below on the left side of the LUMC (Leiden University Medical Center).


The Hotel is located behind Leiden’s Central Station and is within walking distance.

About Leiden

A university city since 1575, Leiden has been one of Europe’s most prominent scientific centres for more than four centuries. University buildings are scattered throughout the city and the many students from all over the world give the city a bustling, vivid and international atmosphere. Leiden offers many historical attractions and great spots to visit. Canals, city gates, bridges and mills, courtyard gardens make up the city center.

Leiden canals

Leiden courtyards

Many museums, the most notable is the Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden), a taxonomer’s paradise.

Hortus botanicus Leiden