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Vogelenwijk Playgroup 

Where Speeltuin Vogelenwijk, Nachtegaallaan 25, 2333 XT Leiden
When Wednesdays 9.30-11.30
Cost € 1 per family suggested voluntary donation to cover costs of refreshments and crafts, and regular attendees are encouraged to join the playground (see
Website Vogelwijk Playgroup
They say The Vogelwijk Wednesday Morning Group, Vogelwijk Woensdagochtend Peutergroep as called in Dutch, is for international families to get together in Leiden. Our goal is to connect with other families and give our children a safe place to play under our own supervision. Parents, grandparents or carers are warmly welcomed with their babies, toddlers and young children. We speak predominantly English and Dutch, but have families from all over the world including Dutch families. Our venue has fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities.
Review This is a lovely welcoming group in a fantastic setting, with lots for children of all ages both out and inside. It has become rather an institution, in fact! A great opportunity to meet people in a warm and friendly atmosphere, with snacks and craft activities for the children and a (multi-lingual!) singing session to round off the morning
Getting there Bus 40 (Lijsterstraat stop, 5 mins walk) or about 15 mins walk from Leiden Centraal station


Where Buurtcentrum Pancrat, Middelstegracht 85, 2312 TT Leiden
When Open 9.30 to 12.00 on Mondays - you don't have to be punctual, just drop by during this time when it suits you!
Cost € 0.75 per adult, to cover the room cost, plus €1 for tea/coffee
They say They say Any new mothers or mums-to-be are welcome to come and join this friendly group. Do bring a mat or blanket if you want to put your baby on the floor, otherwise just bring yourself / yourselves!
Getting there The Buurtcentrum is near the Albert Heijn on the Hooigracht, almost opposite the parking garage at the back. That garage is probably the best place to park your car unless you have a permit for inner Leiden. Buses 5 and 6 stop the closest, on the Hooigracht.

Oegstgeest Family Group

Where Centrum Jeugd en Gezin, Lijtweg 7, Oegstgeest
When First and third Fridays of the month, 9.30-11.30, likely summer break, email or check the website () for more info
Cost € 1 per family suggested voluntary donation to cover costs of refreshments
Website Oegstgeest Family Life
They say There is a new weekly group open to everyone which started in June 2013 - the Oegstgeest Family Group . It's a walk-in tea/coffee/chat/children's play session, held in a child-friendly space with plenty of room and toys for babies and young children. We were inspired by the Wednesday playgroups in the Vogelwijk in Leiden; we'd like to make our Friday group in Oegstgeest just as friendly and helpful a place, where internationals and Dutch people help each other put down roots in their area.
Review None yet
Getting there 3mins walk from Lange Voort shopping centre (bus 186 Irislaan stop), also 5mins from Rhijngeesterstraatweg (bus 57 out of Leiden, stop Duinzichtweg). Loads of car parking at the Lange Voort a few metres away.

Bumps & Babies

The Bumps and Babies group is taking a short break. It will return in 2012 with a new venue and time.

First Friends International Parent & Toddler Group

Where De Spelewey, Breughelhof 8, 2215 AB, Voorhout
When Wednesdays 9.30-11.30 (during term time)
Cost € 4.00 per family

They say Parents of any nationality together with their babies/toddlers aged 0-4 are warmly welcome! We speak predominantly English and Dutch, but have families from all over the world. Come join us!
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Getting there Bus 57 (Schoutenlaan stop, 15 mins walk), or take the Haarlem stoptrein from Leiden Centraal station, it's 10 mins walk from Voorhout station

Wassenaar Mother and Toddler group

Where Deylercentrum Hofcampweg 3, Wassenaar
When Thursdays 9.30-11.30
Cost € 4 per family
Website Wassenaar Mother and Toddler Group
They say The Wassenaar Mothers and Toddlers Group invites you to join us. We are a friendly, international, English-speaking playgroup. We have a wide variety of toys, books and puzzles. Each session includes a simple craft activity, refreshments and singing. It's a great place for babies, young children and their mothers, fathers, and caregivers to get to know each other. So come along and join in the fun!
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Getting there Bus 43 (Stadhoudersplein stop)

Toddler`s Group Voorschoten

Where Voorschoten 97, Weddeloop 6, Voorschoten
When Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 (during term time)
Cost The first session is free, after we ask for € 4.00 per session if with one child and € 1.00 for each extra child.
This includes food, drinks, craft supplies and rent.
Website You can follow up on Faceboob at Voorschoten Toddlers or on our web page
They say We are an international group of mothers, fathers and carers from all over the world, with children, babies and bumps, who meet together once a week in the Voorschoten '97 Football Club. We voluntarily provide play sessions for children  under 5 and their carers.
Each week we have craft activities for the children, fruit, drinks and biscuits for the children plus tea and coffees for the adults.  We always finish with a story and singing.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in contact.  I could also provide a couple of photos and a copy of our publicity flyer if needed. Hope to see you there soon. Thank you.
Review This is a very friendly group that has just been taken over and given a new lease of life by a great new mum, and they have lots of outings and activities.
Getting there Bus 45 (Voorstraat stop)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Where Trinity International Church, Gruttolaan 23, Leidschendam
When First and third Thursdays of the month, 9.15-11.30
Cost € 25 euro registration
They say MOPS is a warm, caring, and dynamic group of women who all have one thing in common -- to be the very best mothers they can be! We come together to laugh, talk, and share together while our children are being cared for by others
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Getting there Bus 39 ( Sint Antoniushove stop)
NB. This is a group for mums to meet each other without the children - there is separate professional childcare for children aged 0-4, called Moppets, which is divided into four age classes. Infants under 5 months can stay in the mums group if they are not 'distracting'. The organization is Christian, and they are also looking for people interested in setting up their own group

Other groups

There are also lots of groups of various kinds in The Hague of course.



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