Religion

In the Leiden region there are plenty of opportunities to practice your religion.

About fifty-five percent of the Dutch population is a member of a religious community; in the Netherlands you will find a diversity of religions. The majority of those with a religious conviction are affiliated with a Christian church (the Roman Catholic church or the Protestant church), the Roman Catholic church being the largest. Approximately ten percent of the Dutch population practices other religions such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.  

Churches

The Church of Saint Louis (Heilige Lodewijkkerk)

Location:  Steenschuur 19  2311 ES Leiden 

The Church of Saint Louis, is located in the Leiden city centre. There is a growing group of English speaking parishioners who are visit and actively participate. There is an English mass every Sunday at 18.00. On the first Sunday of the month there is also, "coffee after mass," which is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with other members of the church.  

Church of Saint Louis
The Heilige Lodewijkkerk

International Church Leiden

Location: Visser 't Hooft Lyceum, Vijfmeilaan 137, 2324 VV Leiden

ICL seeks to be a Christ centred international community planted to worship, grow and serve in the Leiden area and beyond. They are part of the local church in the Leiden area and desire to serve alongside others to see the Leiden area impacted by Jesus Christ.They are also a member of the VPE, a network of Pentecostal/Evangelical churches in the Netherlands and a partner church in the Fellowship of European International Churches.  

International Church Leiden
International Church Leiden

St James Voorschoten

Location: BSN Senior School Jan van Hooflaan 3 2252 BG Voorschoten

St James is a vibrant international English-speaking Anglican church serving the Leiden area, offering a spiritual home to people of all ages and from all over the world. Their main Sunday service is usually held at 10.30am at the BSN (British School in The Netherlands) Senior School in Voorschoten.   

St James Voorschoten
St James Voorschoten

The Fruitful Vine Parish Leiden

Location: Van Vollenhovenkade 15, 2313GG Leiden  

The fruitful vine parish is a member of The Redeemed Christian Church of God [RCCG] worldwide. TFV is made up of a variety of people consisting of different nationalities, tribes & tongues. They have students, adults and Children in their midst. Worship at TFV has always been relaxed, informal, warm and welcoming. Their worship music consists of both traditional and contemporary styles. They enjoy dancing and praising God in a manner that changes lives. The Sunday morning worship service starts at 12:00am.  

The Fruitful Vine Parish Leiden
The Fruitful Vine Parish Leiden  logo

Mosques

Maroccan Mosque

Location: Rembrandtstraat 10, 2311 VW Leiden 

The Muslim Group Foundation is central for Muslims in the Leiden area. One of their main goals is to teach, guide, inform and advise from an Islamic point of view. 

Maroccan Mosque
Maroccan Mosque in Leiden

Turkish Mosque

Location: Curaçaostraat 3, 2315 XV Leiden  

Mimar Sinan Camii, is a Turkish Mosque in Leiden.   

Turkish Mosque
Turkish Mosque in Leiden region

Synagogues

The Jewish Congregation Leiden

Location: Levendaal 14, 2311 JL Leiden

The Jewish Municipality of Leiden is an active kehilla, with a lot of attention for education. New faces are welcomed with open arms. Most because Leiden is a university city, you also encounter many foreign faces in the kehilla of Leiden, or people who work or study in Leiden temporarily. The Jewish community Leiden gives lessons for children. The Jewish Congregation also has a study center that is located in the synagogue. The Study Center provides engaging courses for adults in the field of Judaism, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish religion and culture. For both beginners and advanced students there is a coherent supply of education.  

The Jewish Congregation Leiden
The Jewish Congregation building in Leiden

Jehovah's Witnesses

Leiden - De Kooi

Location: Bonairestraat 19, 2315 XB Leiden

Because of the pandemic, their meetings are currently held virtually on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Jehovah's Witnesses come from hundreds of ethnic and language backgrounds, yet they are united by common goals. They want to honor Jehovah, the God of the Bible and the Creator of all things.  Because they witness, or talk, about Jehovah God and his Kingdom, they are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. To learn how to connect to their meetings, call +31-71 889 71 31 and leave your name and number. Click here to see upcoming events. 

Jehovah's Witnesses Leiden
De Kooi Leiden building for Jehovah's Witnesses

Monuments

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