Matthias de Vrieshof

Matthias de Vrieshof: TCMO, Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures, Egyptian Language and Culture / Egyptology and Languages and Coptology, Languages and Cultures of Mesopotamia and Anatolia, NINO, Lexicologie (INL), Religious studies, Philosophy

Address & map

Matthias de Vrieshof
2311 BZ  Leiden
Phone: 071 527 2400
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00
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Located in this building

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 to 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 your are on the Rapenburg. Take the second street on your right. This the Doelensteeg. Continue and turn left when your arrive at the Lipsius building. Cross the bridge and then the road.
The central building in front of you is the University Library. The building complex to the right of it is the Mathias de Vrieshof.

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 need a bus which travels along the Witte Singel. Ask the driver to let you know when you are at the bus stop on the Witte Singel. 
The central building in front of you is the University Library. The building complex to the right of the UB is the Mathias de Vrieshof.  

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 you 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 until you reach the 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 of 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 Churchillaan.

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.  

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