Meet our professionals!


After living in Asia for seven years I have a good idea of ​​what international highly educated residents need and what issues they encounter. I manage the Leiden International Centre, part of Leiden&Partners, since 2016. I play a role in its funding, steer Leiden International Centre towards greater impact in the region and motivate the young people in the team. From my HR background I have a great interest in everything related to talent and business needs. Let that all come together at Leiden International Centre! 

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Originally from England, I first moved to the Netherlands for an Erasmus Study Abroad Year in Utrecht. I enjoyed living in the Netherlands so much that I decided to come back to study my Masters in Amsterdam. During Covid I made the move to Leiden. I love living here because of the city's cosy size, historic centre and great location near the beach, lakes, and other major cities.

I have worked at Leiden International Centre since November 2021. My favourite part of my job is helping to make Leiden a better place for internationals by supporting them and their employers with information and guidance.

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I enjoy working at LIC’s Helpdesk, as I feel that it is important to provide internationals with the resources to make their journey as smooth as possible, and to help them discover their new home in the Netherlands.

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Kathelijn van der Ceelen

I was raised internationally and spent most of my formative years living abroad. After moving back to the Netherlands, I had one foot in the international community and the other in the local community. Because of this I can understand our demographic well and can use my familiarity with the Dutch language and culture to provide services that make internationals feel at home.

I worked for the Leiden International Centre from 2018 to 2019, and enjoyed it so much that I returned in 2023. The Leiden Region is a great place for internationals, and I am happy to take part in creating a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers here.

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Kathelijn van der Ceelen