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).


Summer Jazz and LIFF celebrate lustrum together 2 November 2015

Summer Jazz and the Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) will celebrate a lustrum this year. The film festival will celebrate its tenth...more

VVV Leiden and Expat Centre Leiden have moved 2 November 2015

VVV Leiden and the Expat Centre Leiden have moved to a new location.more

FAQ 30%-ruling 30 October 2015

The 30%-ruling is a well-known tax incentive for expatriates working in the Netherlands. It often appears that employees and employers are not...more


Nov 26
Traditional Thanksgiving buffet at Holiday Inn Leiden

Holiday Inn Leiden traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday of November and so this year’s celebration is set to take place on 26 November with an extensive buffet!


Nov 27

PS|theater would like to invite you to join their Thanksgiving-left-overs-get-together. PS|theater is a Leiden based theatre company, momentarily working on a production called "Nestelaar". 


Nov 27
Amsterdam Sinfonietta with Florian Mayer & Izhar Elias

 A cosmopolitan voyage across the continents! The music you hear tonight is rooted in folk music.