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June 2018

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Dear readers,

This newsletter once again contains many interesting events for you to visit. Many of these are outdoors, and with good reason: the weather is improving, and summer is on the way! Of course, we also have interesting information for the international population in the Netherlands, including an article about what to keep in mind when traveling with your children. Food for thought! 

Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen

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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in effect since 25 May, sets stricter requirements on the manner in which organisations handle the personal data of third parties. This means that you have more control over how your data are used and for what purpose. We have also taken a critical look at our privacy policy. You currently receive direct communications from Expat Centre Leiden. We would like to continue inspiring you with our newsletters in the future. If you feel the same way, you don’t have to do anything. If you don’t want to receive these newsletters anymore in the future, you can deregister at the bottom of this mail.

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What's your experience with Dutch schools?

Are your children going to school in the Netherlands? Or are you looking for a school? Please help the Dutch Ministry of Education by filling in their survey about your experiences and the possible barriers you faced.

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Planning and a vegetable garden: Plan-tation

Planning is an art, as often what is imagined is not realised in practice. How do you get and maintain a good overview? In her work, Ellen Massaro always looks for the method that best suits the person and the type of work. 

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Maximum hours of working next to studies

As of 23 May of this year, the maximum hours an international student is allowed to work next to their studies has been increased from 10 to 16 hours per week. 

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Consent form 

If you’re planning to take your child (or children) with you on a foreign trip, you need to make sure that your partner or ex-partner has given his or her consent. Read more about what you need to know in this article. 

Classic movies


Leiden - Sit back, relax and enjoy all-time classic movies in the local cinemas of Leiden. This summer, many favourites will grace the screens.

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Draw along @ the Pop-up Studio!

Until June 16th

Voorschoten - This small-scale event promises to be fun, relaxing and an all-inclusive creative afternoon. In the contemporary workshop participants illustrate a recipe and enjoy delicious home-made lunch appetizers.

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Young Rembrandt Studio


Leiden - Take a peek inside the life of the young Rembrandt. During a beautiful 7 minute ‘video mapping’ you will get to know the young Rembrandt and the key figures in his life. Available in Dutch and soon in English!

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LIFF Summer Special

June 7th - 9th

Leiden - The most beautiful open-air cinema in the Netherlands is making an appearance once again! The historic Pieterskerkplein transforms into an open-air cinema for three days during the annual LIFF Summer Special. 

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Bicycle tour: the talent of Boerhaave

June 10th

Region - On the 10th of June you can celebrate Herman Boerhaave’s 350th birthday with a special bicycle tour along the highlights of his live. Visit his birth house, the properties he owned and his working spaces within the university of Leiden.

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Sign up for We are Leiden


Leiden - Leiden has an unique one-day event, that connects residents from Leiden with newcomers in the city. Such as internationals, expats, students and refugees of different backgrounds. Sign up now!

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Open Apiary in de Houtkamp

June 24th

Leiderdorp - On this afternoon, visitors are welcome to, among others, taste honey, see the bee colonies and melt beeswax. 

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June 21st - 24th

Leiden - For four days, the whole city becomes a festival, with performances, events and good cheer in various locations. Well-known components are of course the Rabobank Peurbakkentocht (boat parade) on Friday, preceded by the Peurbakkenmarkt (Peurbak Market) in the Haarlemmerstraat. 

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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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