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February 2019

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Dear readers,
As always, this newsletter is full of interesting articles, and we have scoured the area to find the best and most fascinating things to do in the Leiden region. With the weather still being dark and gloomy, the article about the Expat Centre Leiden and how it gives internationals a warm welcome has definitely been a limelight! Feel free to read it and share with everyone you know!

Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen
Manager of the Expat Centre Leiden

Expat Centre Leiden Gives Internationals a Warm Welcome

Leiden has a thriving international community, and many of the region’s expats have been helped to feel at home by Leiden Expat Centre. So what is the secret of its success?

How Will Brexit Affect Expats in the Leiden Region?

For official and up to date information on Brexit related matters and governments' official advice for British Citizens living in the Netherlands.

Dozens of New Dutch Laws Take Effect in 2019

Dozens of new laws, rules, and regulations went into effect in the Netherlands. Among them, a cut to the 30-percent ruling, new income tax credits, mortgage caps, a sales tax increase and expanded childcare subsides.

IND Reduces Administrative Fees as of January 1st, 2019

By Limes International - The administrative fees for the application procedures with the IND for 2019 have been announced.

How British Citizens Living, Working or Studying in an EU Country Will Be Affected

By SAS For Expats - Brexit will affect most British people and their family members living and working in the Netherlands.

Expanding or Going it Alone? How to set up a Business in the Netherlands

By DutchNews - The Netherlands, with its stable business climate, its open economy and its excellent transport infrastructure, is one of the biggest draws in Europe when it comes to setting up in business.

European Court of Justice Ruling on EU Social Security Regulations

By Limes International - The ECJ ruled that EU Social Security Regulations also apply to non-EU nationals staying in the EU.

The FAQ’s About Buy-To-Let Mortgages

By IamExpat - Investing in real estate for expats is very popular. Just like for "standard" expat mortgages, there are a lot of questions about buy-to-let mortgages.

Britons Lose Chance for Referral to European Court on Brexit Rights Case

By DutchNews - Four Britons who wanted to get the European Court of Justice to rule on whether their EU citizenship will automatically withstand Brexit have been knocked back by the Dutch courts.

Leiden - Exhibition: Istanbul Meets Leiden

January 15th - March 1st

Tulips, turbans and trams. Painters Marces van Baaren from Amsterdam and Hakan Özcan from Istanbul took inspiration from each other’s cities.


Leiden - Exhibition: 444 Years of City of Leiden & Leiden University

January 25th - May 5th

What does Leiden University mean for the city of Leiden and what does the city mean for the University? These questions are the theme of the exhibition in Leiden's city hall.


Katwijk - Bargain Shopping Market

February 9th

Serious bargain hunters should make sure to come to Katwijk on Saturday February 9! The market is open from 09.00 until 17.00


Voorschoten - Agricultural Heritage Exhibition: "How the Farmer Disappeared from Voorschoten"

February 9th - May 19th

Museum Voorschoten returns to a side of Voorschoten that has long disappeared.


Voorschoten - Classical Music Concert

February 10th

At 14.30 the duo Eduardo Paredes and Daan Treur will perform a classical music concert in the residential care facility Adegeest in Voorschoten.


Leiden - Movies That Matter on Tour: Welcome to Sodom

February 11th

Movies That Matter on Tour Leiden will screen the documentary 'Welcome to Sodom' by Austrian directors Christian Krönes and Florian Wiegensamer.


Leiden - Flash Mob for One Billion Rising

February 14th

For the past 5 years, Webster University Leiden Campus has brought awareness to end violence against women. This year, in partnership with The Bridge 2 Hope, we are asking if you will join us in solidarity!

Leiden - Leiden Loves Science

February 14th

Looking for an alternative Valentine’s night? Look no further, come to Leiden Loves Science. A free event that will fill your heart with Leiden’s love for science and arts.


Leiden - Tell Me More: Romantic Love

February 15th

The TELL ME MORE storytelling evening on February 15 is about “Romantic Love“.  Pure love, forbidden love, lost love, difficult love, you name it. We have all been there, at one point in our lives.


Leiden - Nizar Rohana Trio

February 16th

Nizar Rohana is a virtuoso player of the ud, the Arabian lute. He lives in Holland but comes from Palestine. Nizar Rohana started playing when he was 13 and wasn't only taught music from the Arabic tradition, but also learned about western classical music.


Leiden - Hungarian Cuisine and Jazz Night

February 22nd

The last Friday of February: jazznight at the Sijthoff Culturehall.
Renowned cheff Damaru Kalkman will serve a 3-course meal. The chef is inspired by the jazz musicians' heritage, such as the pianists' Hungarian background. 


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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