Living in Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid

Mix of housing with lots of greenery and water
In addition to the further development of the life science sector in this Oegstgeester part of the Bio Science Park, a residential area is also planned in the north of this area. In July 2021, the city council approved the zoning plan for housing in Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid. The plan is now being further developed into concrete designs.
In September, Leiden University issued the tender for the construction of these new homes. The chosen parties are currently working on a design for the planning area. The tender procedure will be completed in April 2024, after which the winner will be announced. Until then, it is a secret which parties will participate in the proceedings.



A maximum of 800 new homes will be built on the Oegstgeester side of the Bio Science Park, 300 for students and 500 homes in other categories, such as medium-priced rental properties and 25% social housing. The rural look of Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid will be preserved and will form an attractive backdrop for the new houses that will be embedded in the area in keeping with the natural environment. The building height will descend, so the tallest buildings are next to the N206 with increasingly lower buildings towards the Oegstgeest aan de Rijn district.”

There is lots of greenery and water at the adjacent Park Landskroon. Next to the park is the harbor as part of the Binnenrijn. A significant part of the shores green and publicly accessible. Because of this, a nice walk in the Binnenrijn area is possible. The main access route is a wide alley with no parking spaces for cars. De Hartlijn, the walking and cycling route through the Bio Science Park in Leiden, begins at the train station in Leiden and ends at the harbor in Oegstgeest. 

Sustainability plays a central role in these developments. The mobility plan takes into account high-quality public transport and cycling routes. As part of the extensive building developments, attention is payed to the biodiversity in the area.

An as yet undeveloped Nieuw-Rhijngeest Zuid with only Corpus and the Hilton Garden Inn hotel. On the right the area where the houses will be located
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