The Pieterskerk Leiden has been a historical heritage of Leiden for 900 years. The two keys that symbolize the city of Leiden have their origin in Peter, the namesake of the Pieterskerk Leiden.

The Pieterskerk in Leiden has not served as a religious function for over 50 years but has become a national monument with a broad societal role. Its close ties with Leiden University are a central aspect. In 1575, the founding charter of the university was signed in the Pieterskerk Leiden, and to this day, all major activities of Leiden University take place in the church. Historically, it is also a place where many renowned scientists and artists are commemorated with memorial stones.

Today, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a destination where both dome…

The Pieterskerk in Leiden has not served as a religious function for over 50 years but has become a national monument with a broad societal role. Its close ties with Leiden University are a central aspect. In 1575, the founding charter of the university was signed in the Pieterskerk Leiden, and to this day, all major activities of Leiden University take place in the church. Historically, it is also a place where many renowned scientists and artists are commemorated with memorial stones.

Today, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a destination where both domestic and international tourists come to explore and enjoy the peace and historical stories. Additionally, several major concerts and cultural activities occur annually, involving both professionals and seasoned enthusiasts. In addition to the regular events organized by Leiden University, such as the Opening of the Academic Year and the Dies Natalis, the space is available for large plenary congresses, dinners, corporate events, receptions, or fairs. The impressive historical venue leaves an indelible impression on every visitor or guest.

Throughout the year, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a comfortable venue with 3300 square meters of heated floor space. If the indoor space is not sufficient, the adjacent historic church square can provide an additional 900 square meters of exclusive and covered space for some activities.

The Pieterskerk Leiden is equipped with highly modern technical facilities, including a Meyer sound system, rigging up to 25 meters, and power supply. As a result, the Pieterskerk Leiden is a historically and technically advanced venue, centrally located in the Randstad. The Pieterskerk Leiden team oversees and manages all aspects of (hybrid) events, from catering to entertainment. Working alongside their regular technical partner and preferred caterers, they transform specific requests into unforgettable experiences for guests and visitors.

Functioning as the 'living room of Leiden' and as a national monument, the Pieterskerk Leiden actively takes responsibility for sustainable business operations. In 2010, the Pieterskerk Leiden became the first European medieval monument to receive Green Key Gold certification. Additionally, the Pieterskerk Leiden adheres to the Fair Practice Code.

Parking Leiden Centrum provides a shuttle service for visitors and guests from the outskirts of the city to the Pieterskerk Leiden and back. Parking passes can be reserved and personalized through the Pieterskerk Leiden.

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