Leiden Expat Center


Welcome to Leiden

The Leiden area is a booming knowledge region. It is  home to the Leiden University, the Leiden Bio Science Park, the aerospace cluster and the floral industry. Apart from offering challenging jobs, the Leiden region is an excellent location for living and recreation. 

The Expat Centre Leiden provides a warm welcome to expats who live and work in the Leiden region. We will help you find answers to questions about the issues you will deal with when settling in the Netherlands. Our dedicated expat officers will answer your questions and offer you advice on a wide range of topics. You can email your questions to welcome@expatcentreleiden.nl or visit the Expat Centre Leiden at the Visitor Centre (Stationsweg 41, Leiden).


Newsletter: special request 8 December 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to inquire if you, the reader of this newsletter, would be interested in contributing to making Expats at...more

South Holland museum award (Zuidhollandse museumprijs) for Volkenkunde 8 December 2014

Museum Volkenkunde has won the Museumprijs Zuid-Holland 2014. Every other year, this prize is awarded by the VMZH foundation (Vereniging voor Musea...more

Festive reopening of the Breestraat 8 December 2014

On 28 November, the Bree-Mee-Express went for its first spin through the renewed Breestraat. Arriva’s open top bus transported the...more


Feb 04

 Sweaty faces, twitching muscles, full concentration and breathtaking acts. This is the contemporary circus company Casus. On February 4th they play their show ‘Knee Deep’ at the Leidse Schouwburg.


Feb 13
Meet & Greet Drink

 Let's come together and meet other expats and interculti's in town!