Universiteit Leiden

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Lipsius Building

Lipsius Building

Lipsius Building
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Delivery Address
Reuvensplaats 1
2311 BE Leiden
071 527 2300 | 071 527 2500
Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 22:00 hrs
Saturday: 09:00 - 22:00 hrs
Sunday: 09:30 - 20:00 hrs

Located in this building


1 January| New Year's Day
8 February| Dies natalis
30 + 31 March| Good Friday
1 + 2 April | Easter
27 April| King's day
5 May | Liberation day
10 + 11 May | Ascension Day
20 + 21 May | Pentecost
16 July to 19 August: Summer closing: Lipsius opened Mon-Sat: 7.30-18.00 hrs, closed on Sunday
3 October| Leiden's Relief
24 December | Christmas Eve
25 en 26 December| Christmas and Boxing Day
27 t/m 31 December| Compulsory collective closures

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.