The Academic Language Centre is partially working from home
If you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to speak to us over the phone, you can reach us on 071 - 5272332 on Monday through Thursday between 10:00-12:00 hrs.
2311 BD Leiden
Our reception desk is opened from Monday till Thursday 09:00-15:00.
Academic Language Center
Faculty of Humanities
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
|3 October||Leidens ontzet (local holiday)|
|24 - 28 Oct.||Autumn Holiday|
|19 Dec. - 1 Jan.||Christmas/New Year|
|27 Febr.- 5 March||Spring Holiday|
|7 - 10 April||Good Friday and Easter|
|27 April||King's Day|
|1 - 7 May||May Holiday|
|18 - 19 May||Ascension day|
|28 - 29 May||Pentecost|
The "Witte Singel/Doelencomplex" is a 5- or 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station. The route is indicated on the map. 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".
The Leiden University Visitor's Centre at Leiden Central Station (follow the signs at the front (city) end of the station) will also be glad to help you out with directions. Public transport planning site.
When you come via the A4 motorway, take exit 7 and follow the signs to "Leiden Centrum". At the end of the "Lammenschansweg" cross the bridge ("Jan van Houtbrug") and go left onto the "Jan van Houtkade". At the end of this street go left, cross the bridge and go right. You are now on the "Witte Singel". For further details, see the map.
If you come via the A44 motorway, take exit 8. Follow the "Plesmanlaan" straight to "morssingel" in the centre. For further details, see the map. Route planner
On all routes to the university buildings you will find signs to car parks. The most convenient ones are located at the "Haagweg" (€ 4 per day) and the "Maliebaan" (university car park). You can walk from the Haagweg to the University buildings at the Witte Singel in about 10 minutes. If you need to go to the city centre, a free bus will take you there from the Haagweg parking.
More information on parking in Leiden (in Dutch)