Internationals often start their assignment in Leiden and surroundings in temporary accommodation such as a hotel or serviced apartment. Depending on your expected length of stay, family size, personal preferences, availability of suitable accommodation and budget you will then need to choose either to rent or buy a property.

The best way to get a feeling for the market is by looking at websites like Funda (English and Dutch), Jaap (only in Dutch), Zoek alle huizen (only in Dutch). However, although these websites can give you a head start, it is difficult for foreigners to understand the Dutch market and regulations. Seeking advice is recommended.

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