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Visiting address

The office is closed, as we are working from home. We cannot be reached by phone.


P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden

Opening hours

The Academic Language Centre is working from home. If you have questions please reach out to us at talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl as we cannot be reached by phone.

Calendar 2021/2022

4 October Leidens ontzet
18 - 24 October Autumn Holiday
20 Dec.- 2 Jan Christmas/New Year
28 Feb - 6 March  Spring Holiday
15 - 18 April Good Friday and Easter
27 April Kings Day 
2 - 8 May May Holiday
26 and 27 May Ascension day
5 and 6 June Pentecost


Public Transport

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)

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