Leiden: its location
Leiden is ideally located within a short travelling distance of major centres such as The Hague and Amsterdam. The city can also be reached easily by international visitors, with Schiphol just 20 minutes away and Rotterdam’s smaller airport at 25 minutes distance. Leiden is within ten kilometres of Holland’s North Sea coast, and the Green Heart of the Netherlands is also close at hand.
Leiden is located between the A4 and A44 motorways, which makes it easy to reach by car. The city centre is a pedestrian-only area, but visitors will find space for more than 3,000 cars in the many small and large car parks and garages spread around the periphery of the centre.
Haagweg car park (recommended for visitors)
Leiden’s biggest car park is on the Haagweg, and provides full park-and-ride services to the city centre. During the daytime and in the evenings, shuttle buses will take you from the car park to all the main spots in the city – and bring you back, of course. Special arrangements can be made for groups, so that you can always be sure of transport to the city centre. For more information: www.stadsparkeerplan.com.
Leiden is easy to reach by public transport. Trains from all directions stop at Leiden Central Station, and the city centre is just a short walk from the station. Or, if you prefer, there is a frequent bus service from the station to almost anywhere in the city.
Here you can find the city map.