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Croatian, Za vise informacija na hrvatskom jeziku, molimo kontaktirajte Tamaru,

German, Wenn Du weitere Informationen auf Deutsch brauchst, wende Dich bitte an Dorothea,

Danish, For mere information paa Dansk kan De kontakte Heidi.



Czech, Pro více informací v ceském jazyce kontaktujte prosím


French, Pour plus d'informations en français, vous pouvez contacter Claire Caron sur

Polish, Po dodatkowe informacje w jezyku polskim kontakt or

Spanish, Si quieres más información en castellano, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo, Laura

Indian, Please contact Rippy at if you'd like help in Hindi or Punjabi.

Diana Jekina,


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Maxine Evelyn Quentin Lola

Welcome to Leiden! Whatever your background, if you are international or internationally minded, and want to really feel at home in Leiden, this is the site for you! It's a wonderful city, and a fantastic place to raise children. There is a lot going on, and tons of activities for children and adults alike, as well as some wonderful cultural resources and some excellent restaurants and bars. However, it can be hard to appreciate it all when the walls are closing in and you've just sung the wheels on the bus for the 40 th time to a grumpy toddler, or are struggling with the 20 th nappy of the day from a demanding newborn. I'm a mum of two who has lived here for nearly 11 years, and this website aims to bring people together, integrate the international community into the Dutch community, and to keep up to date as a central, English-language source of information on all things related to pregnancy, birth and raising children in Leiden.

Leave a message in our Visitors' Book to meet new people, check out the homepage for upcoming events, join us for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at one of our regular activities, get involved in the Swish or the Kids Clothes Swop, or just browse some information on Dutch lessons, where to eat out with kids, or ballet classes!

This website could not have been made without te help of Fonds 1818, Stichting Libertas Leiden and the women of the VKC.
With very grateful thanks to everyone who has made it possible to realize this dream!



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Oegstgeest Family Life
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