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April 2018

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Dear readers,

It looks like spring is in the air! Finally temperatures will be decent this weekend. Enjoy the nice weather, the outdoor events and the indoor events we have selected for you, starting with the welcome event during which the mayor of Leiden will welcome new international people in the Leiden region. You can meet our preferred partners who offer relevant services for internationals. I hope to meet you and your partner at this event. Don't forget to register! See you then.

Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen

Expat centre Education Event 

On March 12, Annebet van Mameren from New2nl came to the beautiful town hall of Leiden to give a presentation on the Dutch education system. This annual event was facilitated by the Expatcenter and Municipality of Leiden.

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Keukenhof combi-tickets available at Tourist Office Leiden

Combi-tickets for the Keukenhof (located in Lisse) are available at the Tourist Information Centre Leiden (Expat Centre Leiden is a part of Tourist Information Centre Leiden). The combi-ticket includes the busride and the entrance.

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Book Tip from Ellen Massaro

'Stuffocation is recommended if you want better insight into living more with less'
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Welcome Event Expat Centre Leiden

April 5th

Leiden - Want to have a pre-weekend drink tonight? Come join us at the Welcome Event at city hall. Doors open at 17:00. Program starts at 17:30, don't be late!

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Photo Festival Leiden

April 7th - April 15th

Leiden - The 4th edition of the International Photo Festival Leiden takes place this year at a brand-new location: the Lammermarkt. The festival site is the place for the new generation of top photographers to meet with the public.

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Two recitals around Claude Debussy

April 8th and April 22nd

Oegstgeest - As a contribution to the commemoration of Claude Debussy’s death on 25 March one hundred years ago, the international chamber music series Zondagmatinees in de Paulus organizes five concerts featuring internationally acclaimed performers.

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Internationals Meet-up Expat Centre Leiden

April 12th

Leiden - On the 12th of April, ECL and Leiden Bioscience Park would like to have a drink with you in celebration of Kingsday on the 27th. Join us at Grand Café de Stal!

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Organ recital by Leo van Doeselaar

April 13th

Zoeterwoude - An organ recital takes place in the village church in Zoeterwoude-Dorp. You can enjoy a drink before and after the concert and take a look at the Van Dam organ from up close. 

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Seminar - Digitality, Museums and Material Culture

April 19th

Leiden - For this Key Concepts Seminar, Professor Haidy Geismar will discuss digitality in relation to museums and material culture.

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Workshop ‘Doodles & Treats’

April 21st

Voorschoten - At the new and voguish workshop “Doodles & Treats” participants learn to illustrate a fun ‘how to’ recipe and enjoy a delicious lunch treat upon arrival!

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April 23rd

Leiden - Experience Leiden through the admiring eyes of an outsider! Mark Neupert, anthropology professor, is back in Leiden for one night to illustrate his film COBBLESTONE STORIES - a loving look at Leiden and its people.

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Katwijk- Seaside shopping


Katwijk - Directly behind the characteristic boulevard Katwijk hides the biggest seaside shopping center. Even though the month of shopping for gifts has just passed, it can still be fun to go out and shop. Katwijk has a lot of stores you probably haven’t seen yet!

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More activities?

Would you like to see more activities? Visit our event page! Every day we will provide the latest activities in the Leiden region relevant for non-Dutch speakers.

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