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.

Booster Vaccination

Appointments can be made for the booster vaccination once your birth year comes up. Booster vaccinations are now available for anyone born in 2003 or earlier who had their last initial vaccination or their last coronavirus infection at least 3 months ago. You can make an appointment online with the municipal health service here.

For the most up-to-date information about the booster vaccination, visit the government website.

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
Bargelaan 190
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.

For the newest measures against the coronavirus, see the government's website


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. 

Municipality Information

With the wide-spread nature of the impacts of COVID-19, the service provision of municipalities has also been impacted.

Leiden Municipality

Municipality Oegstgeest

The following municipalities have their Corona webpages in Dutch. Use Google Chrome's Translate function to read the provided information.

Municipality Voorschoten

Municipality Zoeterwoude

Municipality Leiderdorp

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