How to get to the IHJR Office


By Public Transport

The IHJR is located on the campus of the Faculty of Humanities  ‘Witte Singel/Doelencomplex’ in the town centre of Leiden. It is a ten-minute walk from Leiden Central Station. IHJR’s office, Reuvensplaats 2-4, is located on the campus next to the Lipsius-building. The route is shown on the map pictured below.

It is possible to take bus 1 from the station to busstop ‘Paterstraat’, or bus 5 to busstop ‘Noordeinde’.

You can also find the Leiden University Visitor’s Centre at the train station. Employees at the Leiden University Visitor’s centre are happy to help you with any questions you may have.


By Car

Attention: the campus and the main building are not accessible for cars. Do not use this address as a destination for your navigation system. Listed below are alternative addresses.

Tip: Do not use the visitor’s address on your navigation system; there is no possibility of parking on the Cleveringaplaats. Please use one of the addresses listed below.

  • There is limited parking availability next to the campus on the Maliebaan.
  • Carpark Haagweg is a ten-minute walk from the campus.

Both locations consist of paid parking spaces. On all routes to the university buildings you will find signs to car parks. If you need to go to the city centre, a free bus will take you there from the Haagweg parking.


Route description

When you come via A4 motorway, take exit 7 and follow the signs to “Leiden Centrum”. At the end of the “Lammenschansweg” cross the bridge (“Jan van Houtbrug”) and go left onto the “Jan van Houtkade”. At the end of this street go left, cross the bridge and go right. You are now on the “Witte Singel”.

If you come via the A44 motorway, take exit 8. Follow the “Plesmanlaan” straight to “Morssingel” in the centre.


The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes. Founded in 2004, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) is an independent, nonprofit institution based in Leiden.