imec Leuven (Headquarters)

imec Leuven (Headquarters)

+32 16 28 12 11

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Heverlee

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By car coming from E314 (including Brussels & Brussels Airport)

  • Take the E40 direction Luik (Liège) - Keulen
  • After about 20 kilometers, change to the E314 (A2) Leuven - Genk - Hasselt
  • After about 250 meters, take the exit 15 Leuven & follow the directions “for imec 1” or “for imec tower”

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For imec tower

  • Follow the Koning Boudewijnlaan (N264) and turn right at the 2nd traffic lights, onto Wetenschapspark Arenberg.
  • At the first roundabout, take the 2nd exit for the Gaston Geenslaan.
  • Drive to the next roundabout. Take the second exit to access imec’s underground parking, where you can park on the -1 level.
  • If this visitor’s parking is full, you can park at the overflow parking on the Gaston Geenslaan.

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For imec 1

  • Follow the Koning Boudewijnlaan (N264) until the 4th traffic lights. Turn right into the Celestijnenlaan
  • WARNING: Your GPS may direct you to turn right at the first traffic lights (Sint-Jansbergsesteenweg). This is wrong. Drive on to the 4th traffic lights.
  • Follow the Celestijnenlaan until you reach the 2nd road on the right (after about 250 meters). This is imec’s Kapeldreef. The visitor’s parking and central entrance are on the right.

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By public transport

By train

  • Leuven is a stop on the international railroad London (UK) - Brussels - Liège - Köln (Germany).
  • Coming from any other line, you can change at Brussels' North, Central, or Midi stations, where there is a train to Leuven every 30 minutes.
  • Brussels International Airport has its own railway station located in the airport building. You can take a direct train from the airport to Leuven.
  • From the station, you can take a bus to imec (see below)
  • For more information on train schedules, go to

By bus

  • From Leuven station or downtown Leuven, bus 2 (Campus) will bring you to the Kapeldreef in Heverlee (terminus). The bus stop is situated just opposite the imec 1 building. From there you can easily walk to imec tower.  
  • From Leuven station you can also take bus 616 (Wetenschapspark). This bus stops in front of the imec 1 building, but also stops at "Wetenschapspark". Through the Gaston Geenslaan it's only a 5 min. walk to imec tower.
  • For more information on busses, visit, the website of the Flemish bus company.