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Newsletter
March 2021

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Spring is in the air and this month's newsletter is filled with news and activities to keep you busy in these warmer, longer days! Read our new Expat Essentials Booklet, join a webinar on taxes by HBK, learn how you can help in your local community, or simply enjoy the nice weather by walking or cycling one of our recommended routes

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, events and activities in the Leiden region.

Best wishes,
The Expat Centre Leiden Team

Share your story! 

Each international has a story of their own and we love hearing about them! Are you ready to share yours?

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New Expat Essentials Booklet

We have updated our Expat Essentials Booklet to provide you with all the best information on the Leiden region. Now available online!

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Donor registration

Since July 2020, the new Donor Act has been in effect in the Netherlands. See here what it means for you. 

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Courses by BplusC

On top of being a library, our partner BplusC offers several online courses on a variety of topics - ranging from language to theatre - in English.

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COVID-19 vaccination in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is well on its way to getting inhabitants vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more about receiving a vaccination as an expat here.

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Expats worry about income and mental health

survey done by ICAP found that most expats worry about their income and mental health due to the pandemic. Learn more about the results and how to deal with these issues by following the link.

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Voting in the Netherlands

Have you seen all the advertisements for political parties? Dutch parliamentary elections are taking place from 15 to 17 March. Learn more about the Dutch voting system and when you as an expat can vote.

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Shop Locally from Home

Support local businesses by shopping online, for delivery (bezorgen) or pick up (afhalen). From clothes and hobby items, to books and food, this extensive list of stores will cover all your needs.

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Established business processes can inspire confidence

By Blue Ninja Learn more on the importance of business processes by reading this blog post by Blue Ninja.
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Why giving away your future inheritance can make sense

By Your Financials - Read here how Dutch Inheritance Tax works and what you need to keep in mind. 
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Opening of Swiss Office 

By Atlas International Movers  - Atlas International Movers is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Zurich, Switzerland per January 1st, 2021. 
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Financial support during corona

By IamExpat  - The Dutch government has established various schemes to support you or your business financially during the pandemic. 
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Free legal consultation

By RWV advocaten - Every last Tuesday of the month from 16:00 to 17:00, expats have the possibiliy to attend a free legal consultation. 
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Dutch Income Tax Return 

By LIMES International & The TaxSavers - 
It's almost time to file your Dutch personal income tax return over 2020. Follow the link for more information.
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Volunteering as an international 

By Incluzio - Do you want to integrate in the local society, or simply develop yourself? Become a volunteer!
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Get a language buddy!

By Gilde Samenspraak - Have you always wanted to become more fluent in Dutch or help others improve, while making friends along the way? Find your language buddy

Online - How coaching can help you become a better leader

March 4th

The presenters will tell you all about coaching, how to enhance your leadership skills and how to be a positive change for your environment in this webinar by IamExpat.

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Online - Walk-In Tax Advice with HBK Expat Consultants

March 11th

You are invited to HBK’s Tax Seminar and online walk-in opportunity, where you can discuss your tax situation in private with a tax expert, free of charge, and without further obligations.

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Online - The Rooseveltian century

March 15th

This free course by Leiden University, uses the lives, ideals and achievements of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to create the idea of a Rooseveltian century.

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Housing Webinar   

March 18th

Expat Mortgages is organising a webinar on the basics of mortgages and buying a house. There is also the opportunity to schedule a help desk meeting for the day after, the 19th of Marchto ask any additional questions you might have

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Online - Bachelor Open Day Webster Leiden Campus

March 27th

Join in on an information session about studying at Webster Leiden Campus, the only American university in the Netherlands. The Sample Class will be provided by Media & Communications specialist Jonathan Talbott, with a focus on "How to do a TED Talk". 

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Leiden - Pilgrim Game Family Edition  

Until 31st December

Join Bizon Events for a corona-safe outdoor escape room, perfect for families! Work together to crack codes around the city and help the pilgrims escape to the New World. Find out more here.

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Route Recommendations

Get out for some fresh air and explore the local area with a walk or bike ride. Check the 'Walking' and 'Cycling' pages on our website for route suggestions in and around the Leiden region.

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Can't Get Enough?

Unsure what to do while indoors? Keep an eye on our events and activities agenda! We frequently provide tips and recommendations for things to do while social distancing.

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