Universiteit Leiden

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Lipsius Building


Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Delivery Address
Reuvensplaats 1
2311 BE Leiden
071 527 2300 | 071 527 2500

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 22:00 hrs
Saturday: 09:30 - 19:30 hrs
Sunday: 09:30 - 19:30 hrs

Irregular opening times and closing dates 2024

1 January: New Year Closed
17 and 18 February: maintenance university network Closed
29 and 30 March: Good Friday Closed
31 March and 1 April: Easter Closed
27 April: King's Day Closed
5 May: Liberation Day Closed
9 and 10 May: Ascension Day Closed
19 and 20 May: Whit Sunday and Whit Monday Closed
8 July to 25 August: summer schedule Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday: closed
3 and 4 October: Leiden Relief Closed
24 December: Christmas Eve 09:30 - 18:00
25 December to 31 December: Christmas and New Year Closed

Disabled parking spaces

There are three disabled parking spaces at the bike shed next to the main entrance, at the intersection of Cleveringaplaats, Arsenaalstraat and Reuvensplaats.
Parking spaces on the city map


  • There are two automatic sliding doors that can be left open longer if needed. A second automatic sliding door follows after about 5 metres.
  • The entrance is about 1.6 m wide.
  • There is no threshold.


Reception after entering on the right
071 - 527 2300

Wheelchair-accessible toilet

After the entrance, go straight on for about 10 m, then turn right and go straight on for 8 m. The toilet is on the left.


After the entrance, turn right and then 15 metres straight ahead. Then another right. The lift is on the right. Same directions for lift about 15 metres left after the entrance.

Both lifts give access to the first and second floors. The right-hand lift provides access to rooms 3.07 to 3.10. The left-hand lift gives access to rooms 3.01 to 3.05. 

Possible obstacles

  • The route to the entrance consists of cobblestones.
  • There is a swing door towards rooms 1.40 to 1.45. There is also a height difference here via a small slope of about 10 cm.

Public Transport

The Faculty of Humanities is a 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station.
Alternatively you could take bus 1 from the train station and get off at 'Paterstraat', or bus 5 or 6 and get off at 'Noordeinde'. For public transport planning see ns.nl (for trains) and 9292.nl (for all public transport).


If you come by car, please do not use the visiting address for your car navigation: the Cleveringaplaats has no streetlevel parking. The most convenient car parks are located at the Haagweg (€ 2 p/h) and the Maliebaan (street level parking, €2 p/h).
From the Haagweg car park you can walk to the University buildings at the Witte Singel in about 6 minutes. If you need to go to the city centre, a free bus will take you there from the Haagweg parking.


If you are flying to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS), the easiest way to travel to Leiden is by train.
The airport includes an underground railway station, with frequent services to Leiden (as final destination, or en route to The Hague/Den Haag, Rotterdam, or Vlissingen). From the airport to Leiden by train takes 15-20 minutes. For more details see the above section on public transport.

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

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