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


Anatomical Theatre renovated! 18 July 2014

From Friday 4 July the Anatomical Theatre in Museum Boerhaave will be open to the public again. The main new feature will be an impressive...more

Self-portrait by Jan van Mieris purchased by Museum De Lakenhal 18 July 2014

Museum de Lakenhal has purchased a rare self-portrait by the Leiden painter Jan van Mieris (1660-1690). From 2 July the painting will be displayed...more

The First Ever RAP Leiden Expat Festival! 17 July 2014

On May 28th 2014, RAP Leiden organised Leiden’s first Expat Festival at the Meelfabriek. more


Jul 23
Summer Market in the Hoofdstraat

 This year’s Summer market in Noordwijk has a new look and feel: the market stalls have been positioned differently and a new variety of products will be sold. 


Jul 23

 The eleventh edition of the Hortus Festival is a tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven. With nature as his greatest source of inspiration, he composed numerous works out in the open, surrounded by the wonders of nature.


Jul 26
Leiden Book Market

 It’s time again for the Leiden Book- and Art Market set in the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde garden. Enjoy a leisurely stroll past the market stalls where artists and antiquaries will gladly answer all your art-related questions.