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).
Last update: 19-11-2013


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Apr 30
BLOEMENCORSO (floral parade) 2014: Theme Energy!

From Wednesday 30 April until Sunday 4 May the Bollenstreek will be buzzing. 
This week, the floats will be decorated from 30 April until 2 May in the Klinkenberghal in Sassenheim. On Friday evening 2 May, the official opening of the 67th edition of the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek will take place in Noordwijkerhout. 


May 01
Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE)

This year, LISFE has received 1700 short films, of which 102 films from 39 different countries have been selected. The array of the selected films reflects the cultural diversity of the film-loving audience that attends the festival every year.


May 02
Seven centuries of Leids Laken (‘Leiden cloth’)

From 2 May 2014, a new collection relating to seven centuries of cloth in Leiden will be presented on the Grote Pers (Big Press). The Lakenhal museum building gained its identity from the legendary cloth industry in Leiden, as is the case with its collection.