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March 2019

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Dear readers,
 
March is the month when spring officially begins, which hopefully brings us loads of sun filled days. Even in case the weather conditions force us to stay indoors, we have filled this month's newsletter with interesting articles and fun events for you to read. I especially recommend you read the interview with James McCourt, who initiated a local Leiden Football club and is always looking for new members!


Enjoy the read!

Corine van der Ceelen
Manager of the Expat Centre Leiden

Meet the New ECL Intern: Maaike Pikee

The bilingual Maaike has worked at Schiphol airport for 9 years and now wants to broaden her skills at the ECL. She is interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of an international non-profit organisation.

Expat Centre Leiden: A Soft Landing in the Leiden Region

By IamExpat - Whether this is your first or your fifth international move - such a big change comes with many challenges. This is where the Expat Centre Leiden steps in to help!

Leiden - Education Seminar (Free!)

March 18th

The Municipality of Leiden and the Expat Centre Leiden in collaboration with Annebet van Marmeren from New2NL, are happy to invite you to a free seminar on the Dutch education system. Sign up required!

 

Leiden - Tax Related Walk-In Consultancy by Limes International

March 21st

Each year in the month March, LIMES International is available at the Expat Centre Leiden for a walk-in consultancy.

 

Save the Date: Meet & Mingle

April 18th

The Expat Centre Leiden will be hosting the first edition of Meet & Mingle on April 18th. Here you can meet other internationals in the Leiden region in a casual and cosy setting.

 

The Leiden Region Will Acquire a Second International Primary School

The Ministry of Education has given permission for the realization of a second international primary school in the Leiden region. 

International School Wassenaar is Offering MYP1 and MYP2

The International School Wassenaar has decided to also offer IB-Middle Years Programme (MYP) to meet the needs of the local international community.

European Elections 2019

In May, hundreds of millions of EU citizens will elect a new European Parliament. 

James mccourt

Meet James, one of five co-founders of the international football club Leiden FC. Read about the emotional difficulties he faced after moving, and how the football club community helped him get through it and feel at home in Leiden.

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Leiden University Celebrated 444th Birthday with Residents of Leiden and the Hague

Leiden University celebrated with a historical procession on February 8th. It celebrated this year’s Dies Natalis in time-honoured fashion with a ceremony in the Pieterskerk.

A Royal Region

By Municipality Voorschoten Wassenaar - The region of Voorschoten and Wassenaar is one of the Netherlands hidden gems for an enriching experience through nature, culture and history. 

New Antibiotic Named After Leiden

By Leiden University - Leiden now has an antibiotic named after her. "They called it lugdunomycin, after the Latin name for Leiden (Lugdunum batavorum)."

Growing Waiting Lists and Job Vacancies in Childcare

By DutchNews - Daycare organisations and interest groups have warned of a ‘crisis’ in childcare with a shortage of workers and increasing waiting lists, reports the NOS.

Lindy Nikken Real Estate at the "Feel at Home" Fair 2019

By Lindy Nikken Real Estate - The Feel at Home Fair celebrated the international community of the Netherlands.

More Expat Children to Benefit from Student Finance, Rules Amsterdam Dictrict Court

By IamExpat - Student finance is a government loan under favourable conditions meant to make university education financially accessible to all.

Fiscal Transitional Law in Case of a No Deal Brexit

By SAS For Expats - The fiscal scheme entails that for tax and social security purposes, it will be assumed that the United Kingdom will not have left the European Union.

Dutch ‘Most Ready’ to Accept Self-Driving Cars but Bikes Are a Problem

By DutchNews - The Netherlands leads the world in being ready to accept self-driving vehicles but the popularity of cycling will remain an issue in urban areas.

Hilton Garden Inn Has a Renewed Meeting Foyer

By Hilton Garden Inn - Located between Amsterdam and The Hague, next to the A44 and with complimentary parking spaces for guests, Hilton Garden Inn Leiden is the perfect base for a successful meeting.

Deliveroo and Salaried Employees

By De Clercq Lawyers and Notary - Deliveroo made the decision not to extend the employment contracts of its riders. Riders were only able to work by means of a contract for services.

More activities?

Below you will find a number of activities available in our region. Can't find what you're looking for? Not a problem! Check out our event page on the ECL website for an entire overview of what's to come! 

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Amsterdam - The FEM Amsterdam Global Mobility Conference 2019

March 7th

Attend the conference where global mobility professionals, industry experts and HR specialists come together.

 

Katwijk - Meditation Concert at Soefi Temple

March 8th

The slow and steady sounds of the piano combined with the soft notes of the cello will bring you to a deep state of relaxation where time just stands still.

 

Leiden - Tell Me More: Emancipation Evening

March 8th

On International Women's Day, stories will be told and sang about self love, free choice, the struggles in a men’s world, the “magical land of ones”, and about identity and knowing your worth.

 

Leiden - Movies That Matter on Tour: Yomeddine

March 11th

This touching Egyptian road movie won several awards and contended for Best Foreign Language Film in this year's Oscar competition.

 

Leiden - Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-Long

March 13th

Lido movie theatre Leiden will play host to a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-a-long! Don’t miss out on all the hits!

 

Leiden - the March Edition of Just Kidding Comedy

March 15th

March, march, everybody march to the laughter of the march edition of "Just Kidding Comedy" Leiden!

 

Leiden - Storytelling: What Does it Mean to be American?

March 15th

In this solo storytelling performance, Noah moves between his current live in Amsterdam and his childhood in suburban Texas.

 

Leiden - Education Seminar (Free!)

March 18th

The Municipality of Leiden and the Expat Centre Leiden in collaboration with Annebet van Marmeren from New2NL, are happy to invite you to a free seminar on the Dutch education system. Sign up required!

 

Leiden - Tax Related Walk-In Consultancy by Limes International

March 21st

Each year in the month March, LIMES International is available at the Expat Centre Leiden for a walk-in consultancy.

 

Leiden - Italian Cuisine and Jazz Night

March 22nd

Renowned cheff Damaru Kalkman will serve a 3-course meal. The chef is inspired by the jazz musicians' Italian heritage.

 

Leiden - Gin Festival

March 23rd - March 24th

Make sure to jot down the Leiden Gin Festival on 23 and 24 March at the Scheltema complex. The festival has been a huge success last year, and is now coming to Leiden!

Zoeterwoude - Concert by Duo Adriaan Hoek and Alisa van Dijk

March 29th

Before and after the concert there is an opportunity to have a drink. After the concert, the organ can be viewed from up close.

 

Amsterdam - IamExpat Fair 2019

April 6th

The IamExpat Fair is designed to support internationals in the Netherlands, providing them with everything they need in one location, on one day!

 

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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