Johan Huizinga

Doelensteeg 16: History, Art history, Classical languages

Address & map

Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL  Leiden
Phone: 071 - 527 2651
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00
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Route

By train
Visitors arriving by plane at Schiphol airport can take the train to Leiden. Trains depart regularly (every 10 mins) from platform 5 or 6 and the trip takes about 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs about € 5.00.
From Leiden Central Station, take the main exit towards the Centre.

Cross the station square and keep to the right side of the road. Take the Stationsweg and then the Steenstraat and continue across the Blauwpoort bridge. On leaving the bridge, turn right and take the Prinsessekade, which will become the Korte Rapenburg.
Cross the street and you are on the Rapenburg. Take the second street on your right. This the Doelensteeg. Follow this street and you will find the Johan Huizinga building on your left.

By taxi
Taxis are located at the front of the station. The taxi fare to the city centre is approximately € 8.  

By bus
Buses stop in front of the train station. You can take buses 15, 16, 31, 40, 42, 187, 185, 189. You need a bus which travels along the Korte Rapenburg. Ask the driver to let you know when you are at the bus stop along the Korte Rapenburg.
This street becomes the Rapenburg. Take the second street on your right. This the Doelensteeg. Follow this street and you will find the Johan Huizinga building on your left.

By car
When travelling from Amsterdam, the A44 is the best route to take. Make sure you take the A44, not the A4 which also connects Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague, but runs along the other side of the city! Turn off at the "Leiden" exit, and drive towards the city. After a while you will pass under the railway line. Make sure to take the right lane, as you will have to go straight on into the Mors Singel at the traffic lights just after the railway line (do not take the tunnel on your left).

Turn right into the Morsweg. Follow the Morsweg, unil you reach a railway crossing. Cross the railway line and turn immediately left over the bridge. Turn left again at the traffic lights into the Haagweg; just after the second railway crossing there is a car park (see below).
After the railway crossing, turn right immediately over the bridge into the Witte Singel. Turn right again, into the Maliebaan. This street runs parallel to the Witte Singel. You can leave your car at the University’s central car park, which is located at the Maliebaan.  

When travelling from Rotterdam/The Hague, the A4 is the best route to take. Take the “Zoeterwoude” exit and follow the direction towards Leiden (this is the N206). Turn left at the first junction in the direction of Katwijk (not the centre of Leiden) and very quickly right at the first major junction (still in the direction of Katwijk). You are now on the Churchilllaan.

When you reach the junction (with traffic lights) with the Haagweg, turn right at the traffic lights in the direction of Leiden centre (on the right-hand side, just past the railway crossing, there is a car park (see below).
After the railway crossing, turn right immediately over the bridge into the Witte Singel. Turn right again, into the Maliebaan. This street runs parallel to the Witte Singel. You can leave your car at the University’s central car park, which is located at the Maliebaan.  

Parking
It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the car park to the Doelensteeg. Cross the Witte Singel and the wooden bridge on the other side. Follow the road. Then turn right and enter the Doelensteeg. Here, you will find the Johan Huizinga building.

The other car park is on the Haagweg. It’s slightly further from the centre, but from there you can take advantage of the buses that will ferry you free of charge to the centre and back.      

Last Modified: 22-09-2014