Visitors Information

The 19th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival will take place from October 10 to October 20, 2024.

Tickets for all films, parties and other LIFF activities are available online at In addition to online sales, tickets can be purchased during the festival at the cash registers in Trianon, Kijkhuis and LIDO 30 minutes before the beginning of the film. All cash registers are PIN only.

Check out our FAQs for more information. For other questions and additional information, you can always reach us at!

General information

The official opening of the festival will take place on October 10, 2024. From October 11, you can watch movies every day, all day long. On Sunday, October 20, we will screen the closing film. After that, it’s time to return to the real world!

LIFF was founded in 2006. Back then, the festival lasted merely two days! Since then, we have grown into one of the largest film festivals in the Netherlands. Every year, LIFF will guarantee major international film premieres, interesting storytellers from all over the film world and, of course, the best parties!

Our 2023 program is still visible online!

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for announcements about the program for 2024!

The program booklets for 2024 will be available in the cinemas in Leiden before LIFF begins.

If you want to check out last year’s program, you can download the PDF and print it yourself.

If you want to keep up with the latest LIFF news, you can subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss anything!

You can contact LIFF through We do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can also check out our Contact page. LIFF is not reachable by phone.

Visiting LIFF

Opening hours cinema

The cinema locations Trianon and Kijkhuis open 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. These locations will close 30 minutes after the last film of the day has ended.

LIDO opens 30 minutes prior to each screening of the day.
Please note: this cinema location closes its doors once the film starts.

Doors open

The doors at the cinema will open 15-30 minutes prior to each screening.

Please arrive at the cinema on time. You may be denied access to the screening after the start of the film.

If a film has received a 16+ rating, only visitors aged 16 and older will be granted access to the film screening.

Opening hours ticketing offices

The ticketing offices at Trianon and Kijkhuis open 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day and will close 30 minutes after the last film of the day has started.

LIDO’s ticketing office opens 30 minutes prior to each film screening and will close once the film screening has started.

LIFF takes place in the city centre of Leiden. Most screenings are in Trianon, Kijkhuis and LIDO, but a few specials are shown elsewhere. The location is always stated on the website as well as your movie ticket.

Would you like to grab a bite to eat or a drink before or after your movie? Check out LIFF’s local partners!


Breestraat 31
2311 CH Leiden

Vrouwenkerksteeg 10
2312 WS Leiden

Steenstraat 39
2312 BV Leiden

You can easily reach Leiden by train. From the central station, it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the various festival locations, or a few minutes to get there by bus. Do you prefer to travel by car? In that case, you can park your car in one of the municipal parking locations, which are also quite close to the festival locations.

Wheelchair accessibility differs per location and screening hall. The new cinemas that are going to be built, will be completely wheelchair-accessible.


Trianon 1 has some wheelchair spaces. The entrance of the screening hall is slightly sloping. The building has a wheelchair-friendly toilet. In Trianon 2 and 3, it is possible for us to create wheelchair spaces for you. In these screening rooms, the wheelchair is placed in front of the first row of seats in the cinema. Large mobility scooters only fit in Trianon 1.


Kijkhuis 1 is accessible with a wheelchair. A ramp can be laid out for you to make the entrance of the building accessible. The toilets in the Kijkhuis are not wheelchair-friendly.


Unfortunately, LIDO 3 is not accessible for wheelchair users.

It is not possible to select specific seats when buying your tickets; you can sit wherever you want! The doors at the cinema hall will open 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the film.