Opening hours of the shop and museum: - Thursdays 10.00 to 18.00 hour - Saturdays 10.00 to 18.00 hour - by appointment via rene (at) tolkienshop .com. In the day time or in the evening, also on Sunday; you are more than welcome as long as I know in advance.
How to get there:
By car: take from motorway A4 Amsterdam - Den Haag exit Leiden-Oost. Keep following the signs Leiden-Oost volgen and when you enter the city limits you are on the Hoge Rijndijk. After about a mile you see a Shell petrol station on the left and an apartment building on the right. Turn right into the street in front of the apartment building (DO NOT cross the bridge) and you are at the Utrechtse Jaagpad. The shop is around the corner, along the canal (well, it is the Rhine, but you get my drift: nice old buildings and beautifull boats). From the N11 Alphen a/d Rijn - Leiden the exit is also Leiden-Oost and follow the instructions above. Parking on the Utrechtse Jaagpad (space is limited), the Hoge Rijndijk and the area behind the petrol stration is free.
By train: From Leiden Central Station take Arriva bus 7, 169 or 182. After about 10 minutes exit at stop Plantage. Walk about 200 metres along the street, cross the bridge and enter the street on the left, that's the Utrechtse Jaagpad. You could walk from Leiden CS, but that will take about 40 minutes, from downtown Leiden about 20 minutes.
The Tolkien Shop is coming to you! On the following events outside Holland and Flanders The Tolkien Shop is present with a booth. If you are attending as well and are interested in some items, please let me know before because I cannot take my complete stock with me.