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September 2018

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Dear readers,

The summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that the fun in Leiden has to stop. There are plenty of activities for expats all year round.

Enjoy the read!

Expat Centre Leiden


No More Loading Smart Cards with Cash


From Monday, public transport users will be able to travel even if their smart cards are empty, under a new scheme to allow passengers on trains, buses, trams and NS bikes to pay once a month.
Divorce Day

National Divorce Day - Free Legal Advice at RWV Advocaten


Friday 14 September is National Divorce Day in the Netherlands – and it’s also the day on which lawyers cross that bridge for our clients. It’s when RWV Adcovaten opens their doors to all those in need of information about the divorce procedure – information that they provide at no charge and with no strings attached.
Divorce Day

Van Poelgeest Head Sponsor of Fast Car Event


Saturday August 18th jl. organized the "Oranjevereniging Katwijk aan den Rijn" during the Fast Car Event party week.
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Open Monuments Day

September 8th and 9th

Thousands of historical buildings and sites (about 4.000) are open to the public free of charge. Besides opening their doors, many locations also organize on-site activities like exhibitions, musical performances and guided tours.

Night of Discoveries

Leiden Night of Discoveries

September 15th

Pieterskerkplein, Rapenburg and Hortus Botanicus will be transformed into festival grounds for the Night of Discoveries on Saturday 15 September. Enjoy a surprising programme full of acts on the cutting edge of culture and knowledge.

Night of Discoveries

Sepideh Raissadat Trio – Fantastic Classical Music From Iran

September 15th

Sepideh Raissadat, young female voice from Iran, will be performing in the Muziekhuis in Leiden. The magical, flexible voice of Sepideh Raissadat will be accompanied by violin and tombak (percussion).

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Sea Beggars’ Weekend Zoeterwoude

September 22nd

On Saturday 22 September, we celebrate the moment in time, during the 16th century, when the 'Geuzen' broke the Spanish siege of Leiden with special activities, traditional Dutch crafts and market stalls. Farm 't Geertje will be decorated for the occasion.

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Leiden Science Run 2018

September 29th

The Leiden Science Run is a 5 km charity run at the Bio Science Park Leiden. It is a relay race organized by Leiden University in collaboration with the University Sports Centre and running club Currimus.

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Green Walk and Run (Groene Hard- en Wandelloop)

September 30th

On the last Sunday of September the 11th edition of the Groene Hard- en Wandelloop Zoeterwoude (Green Walk and Run) will take place - an opportunity for participants to enjoy the beautiful suroundings of an exciting route in the Groene Hardt area.

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Argentine Tango Workshop

October 17th

Federico Suarez from Argentina and Silvia Mezzasoma are offering a free beginners workshop and demonstration at their Tango school "La Marabunta" in Leiden, exclusively for the Expat Centre community!

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

Take a look at the blogs overview.

5 Reasons Expat Teens Love Living in the Leiden Region

An expat teenager in Holland and her friends explain why they "quickly grew to like the Leiden region." Read this interesting article to see what they have to say.

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Meet Betsy Laskowski

Meet Betsy Laskowski! Fellow expat, Leiden enthusiast, and owner of blog "A Couple a'Broads" together with her partner Kim.

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