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


Mammoth in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden 18 October 2014

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden has created a new children’s exhibition entitled Ice Age (IJstijd), and, for the occasion, a life-size mammoth...more

Winter Wonder Weeks 18 October 2014

From 6 November until 4 January 2015, Leiden will be submerged in the atmospheric cosiness of the Winter Wonder Weeks. Seven events will take place...more

Zorg en Zekerheid 18 October 2014

Zorg en Zekerheid is the healthcare insurer in your area cooperating with Expat Centre Leiden and is committed to ensuring good healthcare which is...more


Oct 24
Holland Baroque Society & Giovanni Sollima - Sollima Express

 With cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima, the Holland Baroque Society connects the Baroque period with the here and now. In the opera-esque violin concert Il pianto d’Arianna by Locatelli, Sollima renders Arianna’s lament with his cello instead of a violin.


Oct 25
Surprising Shopping Weekend

 25 and 26 October: Film & Photography


Oct 31
Cora Burggraaf & Phyllis Ferwerda - I'm a stranger here myself

 Last season, with Calefax, Cora Burggraaf surprised us all with her 20th century musical renditions. We were so impressed that we decided to ask her to create her own show.