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).


The first formula in the Netherlands, Long Stay, Short Stay and hotels! 4 March 2015

For expats and international companies Tweelwonen has developed a unique concept that provides all housing needs from one night to stay for life.more

The story of the Lammermarkt on canvas 27 February 2015

For two years, a gigantic 300 metre building site canvas will be on display at the Lammermarkt. The canvas has been placed there by PS|theater in...more

SieboldHuis exhibits Japanse perfection in silk 27 February 2015

From 6 March until 31 May 2015, Japan museum SieboldHuis will display the exhibition entitled ‘Zijden Pracht. Kimono’s uit de Kubota...more


Mar 06
Meet & Greet Drink

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


Mar 07
Buddhism Weekend

 This year, throughout an entire weekend, Museum Volkenkunde will place Buddhism in the limelight once again. Buddhist top pieces from Japan, Tibet, China and other countries will be on display and there will be a special focus on meditation.


Mar 08
Proeftocht (Tasting tour)

 During the Proeftocht, a culinary walk in Leiden, one can enjoy a scenic route through the city centre of Leiden while getting acquainted with the culinary qualities of a number of restaurants. After a number of successful editions of the event, ProKwadraat-Groepswijzer.nl will organise another Proeftocht in Leiden.