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 VVV Leiden (Tourist information Centre, Stationsweg 26, Leiden).
Last update: 11-05-2016


New manager for Expat Centre Leiden 22 August 2016

As of 16 August, the Expat Centre Leiden has employed a new manager, Corine van der Ceelen. Van der Ceelen, herself an expat in Malaysia and India...more

Volunteering in Leiden- ACCESS Information Morning 2016 21 August 2016

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in Leiden and helping fellow internationals? Join the ACCESS Information Morning as they recruit...more

Rental brokers Tweelwonen grows to 9 branches in the Randstad in 2016/2017. 12 August 2016

Tweelwonen has proven itself over the years as the specialist for residential mediation in Leiden. Especially their experience in housing for...more


Aug 27
Grandmaster Flash

  Grandmaster Flash in Leiden. They also call him the boss of bosses: the hip-hop & scratch legend Grandmaster Flash. Who didn’t grow up with ‘The Message’ and ‘White Lines’? During the seventies, in the Bronx (New York), he created new tracks by mixing the drum solos (breaks) of two copies of the same record.


Aug 27
Carnavale #7

  For months now, a rumour has been spreading within the city gates of Leiden. Will the Leiden DJ club gather again this year to present an incredibly cool show in Gebr. de Nobel? The answer is YES! All DJ friends will be present. They will bring to us the best house and techno tunes around.


Sep 02
vanPolanen presents: Dany Lademacher's wild romance 'Out of Heaven Tour'

  The one and only Wild Romance, now under the inspiring guidance of Dany Lademacher. Rockin’ all over the world since 1976. The was inspired by the line “and I lost my mind in a wild romance” from a song by the American jazz- and blues singer Mose Allison.
In 1977, the Belgian Dany Lademacher started to get involved with the band, which immediately resulted in one of the most iconic and legendary rock songs recorded by the Dutch group: the legendary Saturday Night off the equally legendary album Shpritsz.