The Kapteyn Institute encompasses the Department of Astronomy of Groningen University, and the Laboratory of the Space Research Organization Netherlands (SRON), financed by NWO, the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research. The Institute was founded in 1885 by Jacobus Kapteyn.

The Kapteyn Institute is situated on the second and third floor (eerste en tweede verdieping) of the Zernike Building, Landleven 12.


Addresses and practical information for your orientation:

mail: Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen.
surface: Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen.
Telephone: +31 (0)50-3634073
Telefax: +31 (0)50-3636100

The Zernike Building is located on the Zernike complex ``campus'' of Groningen University,

The Zernike complex is located at the northeast of the City, just outside the Groningen ringroad. It may be easily reached by public transport. In case you travel to Groningen by train (NS), during office hours you are advised to take bus nr. 15 straight from the station up to the Zernike complex. From the centre of the city (Grote Markt) to the Zernike complex we refer to bus nr. 11. Evidently, from the station one may choose to take the traintaxi or taxi. By car the Zernike complex is conveniently located, as may be readily appreciated from the map of Groningen:


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