Earth Simulation Lab

Front view of the Earth Simulation Lab.


Princetonlaan 4, 3584 CB Utrecht

Previously, the Earth Simulation Lab was the Robert J. van de Graaff Laboratory.

Website ESL

The university premises are smoke-free.

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Opening hours

Monday -
Tuesday -
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -
This building is a closed research building. Access is only possible under supervision.

Getting there

By Public Transport


Nearest bus stop: Botanische Tuinen


Nearest tram stop: Padualaan


Get off at Utrecht Central Station.
From there, take a bus to the Botanische Tuinen stop or tram 22 to the Padualaan stop.


Car park

Disabled parking space

Bicycle Parking


Accessibility and inclusion


Main entrance

Wheelchair accessible

Location: the main entrance is on the south side of the building on the north side of the Princetonlaan.

Type: sliding doors.

Note: there is a staircase in front of the entrance. Contact the building management before using the stairlift. Access with access card.



Location: turn left from the entrance into the corridor, the elevator is about 25 meters around the corner.

Range: 2 of the 2 floors.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Accessible toilet


Location (ground floor): from the entrance turn left into the hallway and the toilet is on the left after about 20 meters.

All-gender toilet

Not present

Nearest: Marinus Ruppert building


Not present

Please contact the building manager if you have any questions.

Lactation, first aid or quiet room

Not present

Nearest: Vening Meinesz building A, room 2.02.


Photo Gallery

  • Front view of Earth Simulation Lab
  • Main entrance of Earth Simulation Lab
  • The stairs at the main entrance of the Earth Simulation Lab
  • Doors of the main entrance of Earth Simulation Lab
  • The hallway with staircase (upon entering at the main entrance)
  • The hallway in Earth Simulation Lab
  • The elevator at Earth Simulation Lab
  • The accessible toilet at the Earth Simulation Lab