Working in the Leiden region

There are plenty of job opportunities in the Leiden region. Leiden is a true knowledge city where ample scientific research takes place in areas such as Life Sciences & Health. Important employers in the region are Leiden Bio Science Park, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center.   

Recruitment Agencies

You will find many recruitment agencies in Leiden, offering permanent and temporary positions. These recruitment agencies are frequently looking for employment specialists and native speakers. Many agencies offer access to large networks of international companies. Search the internet for ‘Uitzendbureau’ or ‘Werving – en selectiebureau’.   

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It is also possible to set up your own business within the Leiden region. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has dedicated webpages for start up businesses and self employed persons. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment to get registered and obtain a Citizen Service Number (BSN) at the Expat Centre Leiden after receiving their residency permit.  

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