Stadsgehoorzaal grote zaal


*** Please note that the conference opening on Sunday will be at Stadsgehoorzaal, instead of the Academy Building***

The conference will be hosted at a beautiful historical location in Leiden: Stadsgehoorzaal, situated at Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden, the Netherlands.

Stadsgehoorzaal: A unique venue
The Stadsgehoorzaal is the biggest monumental concert hall in the old city of Leiden. It is situated in the vibrant city center of Leiden, within walking distance of the central train station.

The Stadsgehoorzaal has a long and rich history. The current building stems from 1891, after the original Stadsgehoorzaal was destroyed by a large fire. It is an impressive example of neo-renaissance architecture, which is difficult to find in the Netherlands these days. The Stadsgehoorzaal is the ideal place to host this SIPS conference due to its history, uniqueness, beautiful architecture, nice atmosphere and convenient location. We will be delighted to welcome you in April 2017 to this unique venue.

Getting there


The Stadsgehoorzaal is situated at Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden, the Netherlands.

Getting from Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport to Leiden
Approximately every 15 minutes a train leaves from Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport to Leiden Central Station. Please take the intercity to The Hague or Vlissingen. The train ride takes around 15 minutes. Please check the website of the national railroads at (

Getting from Leiden Central Station to the Conference venue (Stadsgehoorzaal)
Walking from Leiden Central Station to the conference venue (Stadsgehoorzaal) takes about 15 minutes. (link to google maps)
You leave Leiden Central Station at the center side and cross the station square toward the city center. From there, follow the Stationsweg, until this passes into the Steenstraat. Turn left and step onto the Beestenmarkt. Cross at the crosswalk and keep right. You are now on the Turfmarkt. Continue until you encounter Rapenburg and take a left turn into Breestraat. The Stadsgehoorzaal is located on your left after a 270 meter walk.
Public transport: The Stadsgehoorzaal is easily accessible by public transport. From Leiden Central Station you can get there by bus lines 4, 45, 169, 182, 186, 187, and 400 which stop next to the entrance of the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden (stop: Breestraat).

By car: City Parking Haagweg with free city shuttles
You can park your car at Parking Haagweg, which has a free city shuttle service to the center. City Parking Haagweg is located at Haagweg 8 (a short 10 minute walk away). A ticket costs approximately €6 a day.

Please use Google Maps or for personalized directions