For over 900 years the Pieterskerk has been the central monument of Leiden. The two keys that symbolize the city of Leiden have their origin with St. Peter, after whom the Pieterskerk Leiden is named. The Pieterskerk Leiden no longer has an ecclesiastical function: for over 50 years now, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a national monument with a broad social function. The close ties with Leiden University are an integral part of the social function of the Pieterskerk Leiden. In 1575 the founding act of the university was signed in the Pieterskerk Leiden and to this day all major activities of Leiden University take place in the Pieterskerk Leiden. Historically, it is also the place where many famous scientists and artists are commemorated with their memorial monuments.

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For over 900 years the Pieterskerk has been the central monument of Leiden. The two keys that symbolize the city of Leiden have their origin with St. Peter, after whom the Pieterskerk Leiden is named. The Pieterskerk Leiden no longer has an ecclesiastical function: for over 50 years now, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a national monument with a broad social function. The close ties with Leiden University are an integral part of the social function of the Pieterskerk Leiden. In 1575 the founding act of the university was signed in the Pieterskerk Leiden and to this day all major activities of Leiden University take place in the Pieterskerk Leiden. Historically, it is also the place where many famous scientists and artists are commemorated with their memorial monuments.

Nowadays the Pieterskerk Leiden is a place where both national and international tourists come to take a look and enjoy the serenity and the historical stories. Furthermore, a number of major concerts and cultural activities take place every year, performed by both professionals and experienced amateurs. Besides Leiden University’s regular activities, such as the Opening of the Academic Year and the Dies Natalis, there is room for large plenary conferences, dinners, corporate events, receptions or trade fairs. The impressive historical location leaves an indelible impression on every visitor or guest.

All year round the Pieterskerk Leiden is a comfortable venue, with 3300 m² of heated floor space. If the interior space is not sufficient, the adjacent historic church square can provide an extra 900 m² of exclusive and covered space for certain activities.

The Pieterskerk Leiden is equipped with modern technical facilities, including a Meyer sound system, rigging up to 25 meters and three-phase electric power. This makes the Pieterskerk Leiden a historic location with high-quality technical facilities, centrally located near Amsterdam Airport. The team of the Pieterskerk Leiden supervises and arranges all facets of the (hybrid) events, from catering to entertainment. Together with their technical partner and preferred caterers, they translate specific wishes into unforgettable experiences for guests and visitors.

As the 'living room of Leiden' and as a national monument, the Pieterskerk Leiden has an important social function and actively contributes to sustainable business operations. The Pieterskerk Leiden was the first European medieval monument to be Green Key Gold certified in 2010. In addition, the Pieterskerk Leiden uses the Fair Practice Code.

A shuttle service by Parking Leiden Centrum drives visitors and guests from just outside the city center to the Pieterskerk Leiden and back. Parking tickets can be reserved and personalized via the Pieterskerk Leiden.

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