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Getting There -- There are up to eight trains an hour to Leiden from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The ride takes around 35 minutes and costs 14€ ($22) for a day round-trip. Leiden station is about a 10-minute walk northwest of the center. By car, take A4/E19.

Visitor Information -- VVV Leiden, Stationsweg 2D, 2312 AV Leiden (tel. 0900/222-2333; fax 071/516-1227; www.leiden.nl), is just outside the rail station. The office is open Monday from 11am to 5:30pm, Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm; from April to August, hours are extended to Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.