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).


KWF fund donates 4,4 million to LUMC for cancer research 5 February 2016

The KWF cancer foundation is giving financial support to ten research projects which will be set up or participated in by the Leids Universitair...more

Naturalis allows T. rex to travel to museums 5 February 2016

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden has made use of the delay in construction activities to allow the T. rex to do some traveling. From...more

Eighth edition of the Museumnacht Leiden 5 February 2016

On Saturday May 28th 2016, the eighth edition of the Museumnacht Leiden (MuseumNight Leiden) will take place. Inspired by their exhibitions, the...more


Feb 15
Free seminar on the Dutch education system

To all international parents: the Municipality of Leiden and Leiden Expat Centre are happy to invite you to a free seminar on the Dutch education system.


Feb 27
Meet & Greet Drink

Let's come together and meet other expats or inter-/multi-culti's in town!


Mar 19
Open day Webster University

Visit Webster and learn about our Master/MBA programs, study options, flexibility and what you can expect from the only accredited American University in the Netherlands.