Bicycle parking

Deelproject van Fietsen

A lot of people use the bicycle in Leiden. Quite good as this keeps the city accessible and the air clean. The municipality invests in parking facilities for bikes.

The public racks and parking facilities for bicycles are free of charge. Some are under supervision. Around Leiden Central Station, the rules of Bike removed apply: bicycles will be removed if they are not parked in the racks. On Saturday, there will be pop-up bike parking facilities available in the city centre: temporary racks that are removed in the evening.

Maximum storage time

Starting from January 1, 2024 bicycles parked at train stations can be parked in the same place for a maximum of two weeks. In the rest of the city, the maximum duration is four weeks. At Leiden Central station, bikes also must be parked in the racks. For more information about these rules, please visit the page Bike removed.

In Leiden, there will be significant changes in car and bicycle parking. Do you want to know more? Visit the ‘Anders Parkeren’ website and view the information by target group and theme.

Where to store your bicycle

Pentecost

  • Waag parking will have normal opening hours on Sunday May 19, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. This parking will have adjusted opening hours on Monday May 20, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Bike parkings Lorentz, Zeezijde and Taxi Stand will have adjusted opening hours on both days, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Waag parking

Free of charge and supervised. You will find the parking at the Aalmarkt 22. There is an entrance at the Breestraat and one at the Aalmarkt. Parking your bike is at your own risk and allowed for a maximum of 14 days.

  • Monday up to and including Saturday: 08.00 – 01.00 hours
  • Sunday: 11.00 – 22.00 hours
  • Adjusted opening hours on public holidays

Accessibility:

  • At Aalmarkt side the parking is accessible via a ramp
  • At Breestraat side the parking is accessible via a staircase with a bike channel to assist you

Lange Mare Parking

Free of charge, unsupervised (entrance at Lange Mare, behind the Hartebrug church). The entrance is ground level.

  • Only open on Saturdays: 8.30 – 17.30 hours
  • Closed on public holidays

Pop-up parking facilities in the city centre

Every Saturday visitors of the market can park their bike in one of the pop-up parking facilities at the Steenschuur, the Nieuwe Rijn and the Lange Mare (unsupervised). Bicycles which do not fit in the racks (like cargo bikes, tandems, etc.) and bikes with a combustion engine (like scooters, mopeds and low-performance mopeds) are not allowed due to security reasons.

Has your bike been removed at a temporary parking or at Lange Mare parking? Please contact the municipality via 14 071.

In the municipal bike parking facilities, the general terms and conditions apply. You can find these general terms and conditions here (pdf, 107 kb).

Around Leiden Central station bicycles have to be parked in the racks or parking facilities. If your bike is parked outside a rack it will be removed. Read for more information Bike removed.

City map

Please view the city map with all parking facilities (jpg, 217 kb) and the areas (pdf, 841 kb) in which wrongly parked bikes will be removed.

Unsupervised parking facilities

  • At the Trafolocation (Between the bus station and growing garden: near the Joop Walenkamp tunnel, across the Ibis hotel).
  • Underneath train platform 1(next to the bus station)
  • Sections near the SVB building (between station and taxi stand). Only available for scooters / cargo bikes. Bikes will be removed!
  • Underneath the Rijnsburger viaduct. Only available for scooters / cargo bikes. Bikes will be removed!

Supervised parking facilities free of charge

In the free parking facilities, parking is at your own risk. Parking a bike is allowed for two weeks maximum.

  • Parking Lorentz. Also suitable for special bikes (i.e. cargo bikes)
    Sunday up to and including Saturday: 6.00 – 1.00 hours
  • Parking underneath the taxi stand (Schuttersveld)
    Sunday up to and including Saturday: 6.00 – 1.00 hours
  • NS-parking city side (partly reserved for subscribers)
    Monday up to and including Friday: 6.00 – 21.00 hours
  • NS-parking LUMC side (partly reserved for subscribers)
    Always open (24/7)
  • Underground parking Bargelaan (Sea side – Bioscience park). Also suitable for special bikes
    Sunday up to and including Saturday: 6.00 – 1.00 hours

Paid parking in supervised parkings

  • Part of the NS-parking City side
    Monday up to and including Friday: 6.00 – 21.00 hours
  • Part of the NS-parking LUMC-side
    Always open (24/7)

A subscription will guarantee a parking place. Subscriptions can be purchased at the parking.

Scooters, mopeds and low-performance mopeds

Scooters (and other bikes with a combustion engine like mopeds and low-performance mopeds) are only allowed in the following parkings: between railway and taxi stand (parking sections near the SVB-building), underneath the Rijnsburger viaduct and the NS-parking (LUMC-side only).

Accessibility for people with disabilities

Not all bicycle parkings in the station area have access at ground level. The NS-parking at the LUMC-side has access at ground level to part of the racks. These racks are reachable via a slope. Also the Taxi stand and Lorentz are accessible via a somewhat steeper slope.

The unsupervised parkings in the station area have access at ground level.

In the municipal bike parking facilities, the general terms and conditions apply. You can find these general terms and conditions here (pdf, 107 kb).

You can park your bike unsupervised in sheltered bicycle racks. As of January 1 2024 you can park your bicycle in the same place for a maximum of two weeks. You can also park in a NS-bike locker. You need a year subscription for bike lockers.

City map

This map shows the area (pdf, 543 kb) where bicycles that have been parked for too long will be removed.

You can park your bike unsupervised in racks. As of January 1 2024 you can park your bicycle in the same place for a maximum of two weeks. There also is an indoor bicycle parking at station Lammenschans. This is owned by Biesieklette. Subscribers have day and night access to the indoor bicycle parking by a pass system. The parking is unsupervised. The parking is ground level.

You can register register at Biesieklette to obtain a pass.

City map

This map shows the area (pdf, 862 kb) where bicycles that have been parked for too long will be removed.

Leiden wants to improve the use of bicycles by installing sufficient and good bicycle racks. And in addition, keep more space free for the pedestrian. Are (extra) bike racks in your street a good solution? Then you can apply for it at the municipality. More information about requesting a bicycle rack can be found on the webpage Requesting a bicycle rack (in Dutch).

Contact

Find out more about this project? Contact the municipality via the contact form (in Dutch) or call 14 071.

Hoofdproject:

Fietsen

De gemeente Leiden wil fietsen zo aantrekkelijk mogelijk maken. Met nieuwe, snelle en veilige fietsroutes en meer stallingen bij stations.