Our labs and facilities



GeoLab (Vening Meinesz Building B)

The GeoLab comprises our main geochemical/geological analytical and experimental laboratories, including: 

In addition, the Geolabs for soil and sample preparation are housed in the Earth Simulation Laboratory.

Earth Simulation Laboratory (ESL)

The ESL comprises our main laboratories for experiments on the physical behaviour of the earth, including: 

The ESL also houses microscopy labs, workshops for instrument development & maintenance, our extensive repository of mineral/rock/soil samples, and the storage of field equipment.

Front view of Fort Hoofddijk

Paleomagnetic Laboratory Fort Hoofddijk

The Paleomagnetic Laboratory is located in the Fort Hoofddijk in the Botanical Gardens of Utrecht University. The research of the Fort Hoofddijk Paleomagnetic Laboratory covers nearly all fields of paleomagnetism.