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Measures corona virus Covid 19

Leiden University follows up on the advice of the RIVM and Rijksoverheid and takes new measures to minimize the spread of the corona virus Covid 19. Because of that, the Old Observatory will close until further notice. All events will be cancelled an guided tours cannot continue either. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If the situation improves sooner than expected we will share that information on this web page. If you signed up for any events or booked a private tour in this period, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Updates - last edited: July 3

Because of limited visitor spaces, we are not yet able to re-open the Old Observatory. We expect to re-open at September 1st.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Old Observatory again soon.

Our measures - Posted March 15

Until March 31st

  • no guided tours will take place at the Old Observatory
  • the visior center of the Old Observatory will be closed
  • all events are cancelled, most importantly the Kaiser Spring Lectures.

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