Practical information for Leiden

On this page you find all sorts of useful information for your city trip to Leiden. Information that helps you easily find tourist points, train stations and convenient places to park your car.

Tourist information points in Leiden


For everything about Leiden and surroundings you are at the right place. The helpful staff will be happy to help you with useful information.


Public transport in city center

NS Station Leiden Centraal

This train station is located on the north-west side of the city centre. Take the front exit and walk to the city centre in about 10 minutes.


Parking in and around the center

The overview below shows a number of suggested parking places in and around the center of Leiden. An extensive list of parking options and prices can be found at: centrumparkeren and prettigparkeren.

Parkeerterrein Langegracht

With luck you will find a place here on the north side of the city center on this not so large parking lot and you will be walking fast in the city center.


Parkeergarage Haarlemmerstraat

Right in the center, next to the Albert Heijn, you can park cheap here. The entire city centre is easily accessible from this car park.


Parkeergarage Breestraat

This small parking garage located in the historic center is located above the Hoogvliet supermarket. Relatively inexpensive parking in the city center.


P+R Haagweg

The large car park on the west side is a good starting point for a visit to Leiden. Convenient rates and free city shuttle to downtown.


Opening hours shopping

The overview below contains the usual opening hours for shops in the city center of Leiden.

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00 - shopping evening
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saterday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


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