The apartment building at Hooigracht/Kloosterpoort is located in the centre of Leiden. It contains more than 200 modern, self-contained apartments for a maximum rental period of one year.


This building is classified as a historical monument with its history going back to 1892. It has been used for various purposes and has had a variety of occupants, but in Leiden it is known foremost as the former Elisabeth Hospital (1892-1972). In 2001 it was acquired by DUWO Leiden and his since been used mostly for housing international students.

In 2007 the building was completely renovated and modernised but its character remains intact. The stained glass, the original ornaments, the enclosed garden with benches and a pond, and colours used for the interior remind one of times past.

A Belgian beer café & dance bar is situated on the ground floor. The café stays open late into the night. Every fourth Saturday of the month the café is turned into a nightclub. This can cause noise nuisance for the surrounding apartments.


You can find specifications on inventory and the building information on the website of DUWO.


Please bear in mind that these prices will be raised in in July due to a statutory rent increase and recalculation of the service costs.

Apartment type
Monthly rent

Number of apartments
Single studio apartment € 615 - € 820 178
Double studio apartment € 810 - € 890 6
Shared studio apartment  € 425 - € 545  14 

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Last Modified: 13-11-2017