News

Expat Centre education event

On March 12, Annebet van Mameren from New2nl came to the beautiful town hall of Leiden to give a presentation on the Dutch education system. This annual event was facilitated by the Expatcenter and Municipality of Leiden.
Read more

Bike rental EasyFiets starts crowdfunding for new recyclefactory

Leiden – On Wednesday February 14th 2018, the Leiden bike rental organisation Easyfiets started a crowdfunding for their new recycle factory. Easyfiets has been recycling bicycles since 2015, after which they can be leased for a fixed monthly fee. With this new factory, the company wishes to recycle even more bicycles. Furthermore, the factory offers a sheltered workshop for people who are distanced from the labour market, where they will have the ability to obtain a certificate as a bicycle mechanic.
Read more

Work permit no longer required for voluntary work

International students and scientific researchers from outside the European Union wishing to do voluntary work in the Netherlands, no longer need a work permit (TWV) to do so. Instead, the so-called Volunteer Declaration (Vrijwilligersverklaring) is now sufficient.
Read more