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July/August 2018

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Dear readers,

The sun is shining, the summer holidays have almost started. The next newsletter will be published early September.

Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen

30% ruling for expats less beneficial, update

As from 1 January 2019 the 30% rule, which allows an expat to benefit from 30% untaxed income, will be considerably reduced. The new ruling will be limited in time to a maximum of 5 years instead of the current 8 years.
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World Press Photo

Juli 5th

Leiden - The latest edition of World Press Photo will be at Museum Volkenkunde from 5 July. The museum will be showing over 160 winning photos by 42 press photographers from 22 countries.

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Strawberry Farm Cronesteijn


Leiden - Hoeve Cronesteijn is a care and activities farm of the Gemiva SVG Groep in Leiden. Visitors and customers are welcome to come and pick strawberries at a charge of €0,50 per grams.

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Young Rembrandt Festival 2018

July 15th

Leiden - It’s going to be all about traveling and coming home in Leiden on 15 July. What does coming home mean and how does it feel to return after a long trip? An experience that’s also reflected in the spectacular Odyssey open-air performance on the Cultuurplein Lammermarkt.

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July 27th through 29th

Voorschoten - The Paardenmarkt (Horse Market), an event with a rich history, is part of the Paardendagen. Did you know, for instance, that the Paardenmarkt in Voorschoten originated around the year 1200, which makes it one of the oldest annual fairs in the Netherlands?

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Fresh & Green Market

July 28th

Wassenaar - Every last Saturday of the month: The Puur Natuur Markt in the Van Hogendorpstraat. The place to be for delicious biological or local produce, as well as Fairtrade and sustainable products.

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EMSOC 2018

July 28th

Leiden - This summer, the Netherlands will host the European event ‘European Medical Students Orchestra and Choir’ (EMSOC).

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The restoration of the historic park carriages of Duivenvoorde

August 29th

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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We Are Leiden

August 26th

Leiden - We Are Leiden challenges 150 Leiden residents to give 150 newcomers a personal tour of the city. The objective is not to show the tourist highlights in the city centre, but rather to focus on places where residents of the city like to spend time in everyday life. Please sign up.

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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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