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April 2022

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Spring is officially here, and the Leiden region has many things to offer. In this edition of our expat newsletter, you can read about the walk in mornings for employers and expats, essential information about the Ukrainian conflict and find out more about branding and brand consistency!  

Read more about the words you need to know to celebrate Kingsday as a local and the weekly expat cinema starting this month. 

Remember, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and recommendations.

Best Wishes,

Expat Centre Leiden Team

Helpdesk for expats

ECL is happy to announce we’re restarting the in-person helpdesk at Stadskantoor Leiden, booth 0.22. Find the opening hours on our website. 

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Walk in mornings for employers

Starting on March 24th, Expat Centre Leiden will be hosting a walk-in morning for employers every Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00 at the Leiden Bio Science Park.
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Ukraine conflict help

Want to find out how you can help in your area? Or looking for support for arriving Ukrainians, including how to register for a BSN? Your local municipality can help. 

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Gemeente Leiden responds to the city’s international character

The next step in the "Vision Internationalization" of the municipality of Leiden has been taken. Read more about this step on our website.

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Will Finfluencers be Prosecuted?

By Your Financials In the Netherlands, advising a specific investment product is restricted to qualified professionals. So explicit product advice should in our view be forbidden and punished if not delivered by qualified advisors. 
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Branding and Brand Consistency: Why is it Important?  

By Blue Ninja - Branding and brand consistency is not just about choosing the right logo and other graphic elements. It goes along the way you handle both expected and unexpected circumstances that involve your brand.
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How Do You Want to Awaken This Spring?  

By Rooted in Calm - April is absolutely stunning in the Netherlands, it is as if all those long grey months which proceed it were making way for the awaking of such incredible beauty and new life. 
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The words you need on Koningsdag!

By De Taaldienst - On April 27th we celebrate King’s Day, the day the Dutch celebrate the birthday of their king. It is celebrated everywhere, so this is the perfect opportunity to mingle with the Dutch, celebrate it together and brush up your Dutch!

Walk in consultations expat mortgages 

From April 21st

Have you been thinking of buying a property instead of renting? Wondering if you are eligible and what will be your monthly costs? Fred van Maanen from Expat Mortgages will gladly answer all your mortgage related questions.  

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Webster Leiden’s Virtual Model United Nations Conference ‘22

Friday 22 April - Sunday 24 April

Webster Leiden Campus invites you to join us at MUNWeb ‘22. The conference will address prominent, global issues covering a multitude of topics in order to spark intense debates and creative solutions.

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King's day 2022

April 27

On April 27, the whole country celebrates King's day! Find out about all fun fairs, flea markets, and other fun activities in the Leiden region to celebrate King Willem Alexander's birthday. 

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Expat Cinema

Every Wednesday

Expat Cinema is back in Leiden! Every Wednesday, het Kijkhuis (Vrouwenkerksteeg 10) screens a film not in the English language, with English subtitles.

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Ceramic Workshops 

Tuesday 5 April, 18:30 - Thursday 28 April, 21:00

In her April ceramic workshop series, professional ceramic artist Ipek Kotan will be teaching wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing to complete beginners and intermediate level ceramic enthusiasts in her studio at Haagweg 4 in Leiden.  

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