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Beehive Student Centre

Turfmarkt 104
2511 DC The Hague
071 527 3310

Study areas, sports centre and meeting rooms

Monday to Friday

08:00 - 22:00

Saturday and Sunday

9:30 - 19:00

Access only for students and employees of Leiden University with a valid LU-Card

Closing dates and seasonal opening hours in 2023

  • 1 January: New Year's Day - closed
  • 9 and 10 April: Easter - closed
  • 26 April: King's Night - open until 19:00
  • 27 April: King's Day - closed
  • 5 May: Liberation Day - closed
  • 18 May: Ascension Day - open from 9:30 to 19:00
  • 19 May: open from 8:00 to 22:00
  • 28 and 29 May: Pentacost - closed
  • 3 October: open from 8:00 to 22:00
  • 24 December: Christmas Eve - open until 20:00
  • 25 and 26 December: Christmas - closed
  • 27, 28 and 29 December - open from 8:00 to 22:00

Disabled parking space

About 200 metres away on Fluwelen Burgwal. There are also spaces in Q-Park La Vie and Q-Park Muzenplein.


  • The route to the entrance is paved and level.
  • There is an automatic sliding door.
  • The passage is about 100 cm wide.
  • There is a doorbell.


Reception immediately after the entrance. You can also visit the Wijnhaven reception across the street.
070 - 800 95188

Wheelchair-accessible toilets

On the second floor accessible by lift. Past the gym entrance. Then turn right past the gym counter. The toilet is located after about 5 metres on the left.


After the entrance, immediate right about 4 metres away.

Possible obstacles

  • There is a threshold of about 1 cm at the entrance.
  • Not all doors open automatically.
  • Not all glass walls and doors are marked.

Beehive offers the following office facilities for student organisations and study associations:

  • use of computers, printers/copiers and locked storage cupboard
  • open work stations or office space
  • use of meeting facilities and rooms

Would your (international) student organisation or The Hague-based study association like to use the facilities offered by the Beehive? Request facilities for your student organisation

Please note 

You may only submit a request if your organisation meets all the following conditions: 

  • Registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce
  • Linked to Leiden University
  • Does not undertake commercial or profit-making activities

Read more about conditions.

Students, staff and external educational/governmental parties can hire rooms at Beehive. Room hire is free of charge for registered student organisations and SEA staff. For other parties, reasonable rates apply. 
Request information about room hire via 


  • Meeting rooms: Propolis, Apiary, The Sting
  • ESN Common Room
  • The Steps (after 17:00)
  • Fitness room
  • Working areas

View photos of the rooms

Rental Periods

Room hire in Beehive is per block:

Block 1: 08:00-13:00
Block 2: 13:00-17:00
Block 3: 17:00-22:00
Weekend: 10:00-18:00

Rental rates

Room  Capacity Tarrif per half day
(excl. VAT)
    External educational or governmental parties Staff Students (student organisations)

Steps * **





Round Dance




















Common Room *





* Caretaker must be present 
** Only available evenings and weekends

The number of parking spaces at Leiden University is limited. Do you have an appointment with one of our staff members? In some cases, he or she can reserve a parking space for you.

You can also make use of the paid parking options offered by Leiden and The Hague.

Paid parking


The Hague

Leiden University and the city of The Hague are committed to creating a better student environment in The Hague. Situated opposite Wijnhaven Building, Beehive Student Centre acts as a meeting place for students and staff. Here you can find office and meeting space for student organisations and study associations, and students can make use of sports facilities and the services provided by the Student Support Services. 

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