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January 2019

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Dear readers,

The Expat Centre Leiden welcomes lots of new internationals to the Leiden region and welcomes back all of you who have been on vacation.

Hopefully you had a good time over the last few weeks. Whether you are new, were travelling, or stayed in the Netherlands.

Even though the holiday season is over, there is lots to do! You can read about it in this newsletter.

Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen
Manager of the Expat Centre Leiden

Primary Schools Struggle with Influx of Expat Children

Dutch primary schools expect an increase in expat children in the coming years. While companies rapidly employ technicians and ICT workers, schools have to find a solution for the increasing arrival of children.

2019 Income Requirements for Highly Skilled Migrants in the Netherlands

PayingIt International is a recognised sponsor of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service in the Netherlands (IND) and provides a wide range of services for expats, including payroll management plus visas, permits, IND sponsor, and tax arrangements.

‘You Can Stay,’ Dutch Tell British Nationals, ‘but You Will Need a Special Permit’

British nationals living in the Netherlands will be able to remain here in the event of a no-deal Brexit but will have to apply for a special residence permit, Dutch foreign affairs minister Stef Blok confirmed on Monday evening.

Katwijk - Art Association Sells Their Own Collection

January 5th - February 10th

Foundation Art Association Katwijk owns a collection of approximately 140 square air-paintings, received from painters who painted there during Katwijk En Plein Air as a thank you for the invitation and the stay.


Leiden - Movies That Matter on Tour: STYX

January 14th

Movies That Matter on Tour Leiden will screen the motion picture STYX by director Wolfgang Fischer.

Leiden - Expat Cinema: Cold War

January 16th

Cold War is a riveting love story from the director and writer Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida) and, quite frankly, it's one of the best films of the year. Watch this Polish movie with English subtitles in the Kijkhuis!


Leiden - Just Kidding Comedy

January 18th

An English comedy show in the Muziekhuis. This month we welcome Liam Withnail (UK), German wonder Michael Jager, a special guest and your MC Carly Baker (USA). 

Leiden Region - Restaurant Week 2019

January 21st - 27th

Culinary platform LeidsLekkers organises the 10th edition of Leiden’s Restaurant Week. More than 35 restaurants in the Leiden region open their doors for an exceptional food fiesta.


Leiden - Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019: 10th Round

January 23rd

World champion Magnus Carlsen, who is currently defending his title in London, will once again participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in the Pieterskerk.


Zoeterwoude - Organ Concert 'By Candlelight' by Sander van der Houten

January 25th

The concerts are performed on the historic Van Damorgel (1869) in the Dorpskerk in Zoeterwoude-Dorp, Dorpsstraat 17. 


Leiden - Winter Beer Festival

January 27th

About fifteen small Dutch brewers present themselves with various winter beers. You will get the opportunity to savour the best of Dutch special beers and find your next favourite.


Leiderdorp - Language Consultations BplusC

Every Monday

Do you want to learn Dutch or learn to read and write better? Or do you want to accompany someone with this? Come to the consultation hour at the BplusC Taalhuis.


Leiden - Rembrandt Escape Room


Escape Rembrandt's Secret Workshop is a historically exciting experience in Leiden, the City of Keys. Escape Room Leiden is located in the "Gunpowder House": a medieval tower next to the Leiden canals.


Voorschoten - The Sixties Exhibition

September 22nd - January 20th

Exhibition in Museum Voorschoten showcasing what life was like in Voorschoten, and the world, in the 1960s. 

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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 Every new month we provide you with special articles and blogs!

Take a look at the blogs overview.
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