Visiting Address

Visiting address of the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University and directions for those who come by public transport or car.


Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Lipsius building
Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

Please do not use this address for your car navigation: the Cleveringaplaats has no streetlevel parking. Please see below for parking advice.

Public Transport

The 'Witte Singel/Doelen complex' 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 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)

Route from Central Station to Lipsius building, and car parks.

Route from Central Station to Lipsius building, and car parks.

Last Modified: 09-12-2015