Find out all about what you need to do before coming to the Leiden region

Why the Leiden Region

Leiden lies in the Bulb Region (Bollenstreek). All the things that the Netherlands is so famous for can be found in this region. Flower bulb fields, endless sandy beaches and dunes, picturesque villages, the Keukenhof, the Kagerplassen and the city of Leiden, boasting a historic city centre and a variety of museums. 

Discover the region
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Visa & Residence

The Leiden International Centre offers information about visa and employment permits and supports you with municipal registration services.   

Visa & Residence
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Plan your move

A move is always hectic, and along with it come many formalities that must be taken care of. The full list of things to do depends on your nationality, place of birth, family, and sometimes on your employer's choice of work permit. Whichever route you choose, thorough preparation is essential. 

Formalities and relocation checklist