Since December 2019, the COVID-19 virus (colloquially referred to as the coronavirus) has been spreading. With news media covering the virus extensively, it is important to know where to find information and updates about the impacts of the virus on the Netherlands.
Measures Expat Centre Leiden region
As a result of the measures taken by the RIVM regarding the coronavirus, we have facilitated a temporary visiting address and adjusted opening hours until further notice.
Stadskantoor Leiden, booth 0.22
2333 CW Leiden
- Mondays | 9:00-12:30 - for registrations (appointment only)
- Wednesdays | 9:00- 16:30 - for registrations (appointment only)
Walk-ins without an appointment are temporarily stopped to minimize contact due to the coronavirus.
You can find more information about appointments here.
Please note : Due to COVID-19, Leiden Municipality wants to keep appointments for registration as short as possible. There is no need to bring additional documents, like a birth certificate or marriage certificate. You will have to make a seperate appointment with Leiden Municipality after your first registration to show any additional documents, by calling the customer service department - phone number 14071. Please mention you would like to make an appointment for "inleveren bron documenten wonen."
The Dutch Public Health Instance (RIVM)
Being the main organisation in the Netherlands that is leading the countermeasures against the coronavirus, the RIVM's page on the outbreak contains most of the relevant information on combating the virus, as well as links to prior discussions.
Everyone living in the Netherlands, including expats, is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. This overview will give you more information on the vaccination programme in the Netherlands and if and when you will receive an invitation.
With the wide-spread nature of the impacts of COVID-19, the service provision of municipalities has also been impacted.
The following municipalities have their Corona webpages in Dutch. Use Google Chrome's Translate function to read the provided information.
Moving during lockdown
Moving to a new country can be difficult, but doing so during a lockdown can be even more challenging. Here you can find more important information on the essentials when moving to the Leiden region.
Immigratie en Naturalisatie Dienst (IND)
You can find information by the IND as per usual on the IND website. Please note that due to Covid-19, the IND will temporarily offer very limited services to minimise possible exposure to the virus. Find more information here.