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


Life, Love & Law in The Netherlands 27 June 2016

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In a relationship and ready for the next step? 13 June 2016

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Appointment required when visiting the Leiden City Hall 12 June 2016

From 1 March, an appointment will be required when visiting the Leiden City Hall. The morning walk-in sessions will no longer take place.more


Jul 01
Meet & Greet Drink

Let's come together and meet other expats or inter-/multi-culti's in town!


Jul 01
Smaakvol Lisse

 On Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July 2016 the first edition of ‘Smaakvol Lisse’ will take place on the Kasteel Keukenhof estate. During the three day event, a number of companies from the hospitality industry in Lisse will present their finest products at the atmospheric square of the Hofboerderij of Kasteel Keukenhof.


Jul 02
Dansen in het Park (Dancing in the Park)

 Dancing in the Matilo Park!
What to expect?
- Hits, Hits and more Hits! All the songs you want to hear!
- Various food trucks
- An Everybody Loves Silent Disco area!
- Cosy picnic tables to relax and grab a bite to eat!
- A main stage with an amazing dance floor
- Aching muscles from partying hard!