Leiden and vicinity

The LUMC is located in the beautiful city of Leiden, a city with a lot to discover, see and experience. Leiden has a rich history, many museums, theatres and a cosy city centre. For instance, the City of Discoveries has the oldest university in the Netherlands, ranked among the top universities in Europe in research and education. Several members of the royal family have also engaged in studies at the Leiden University, among whom king Willem-Alexander.

Leiden is a real university city with a lively city centre. In the historical city centre are many bars, restaurants and cafés. There are also plenty of varying stores; from major clothing outlets to small boutiques. Furthermore, Leiden is known for its beautiful canals. Did you know Leiden has around 28 km of canals running through the city, passing under 88 bridges? After Amsterdam, Leiden has the most kilometres of water in a city. Thus, Leiden is a city that really needs to be experienced from the waterside!

Also culturally, there is much to discover. Leiden is the city where artist Rembrandt van Rijn was born and raised. Walking through Leiden means walking through 800 years of visible history. The city is known for its rich history and old city centre, with canals, city gates, bridges, mills, a castle, an observatory, the Hortus Botanicus, weaver’s cottages, many courtyards, two major gothic churches and several monumental constructions. Leiden is also home to the oldest theatre in the Netherlands: ‘De Leidse Schouwburg’. 

Living and working in Leiden
Leiden is located centrally in the Randstad, next to the Bollenstreek and close to the shore. Several large, but also small companies are located here, one of them being the LUMC. The LUMC is located next to Leiden Central Station and, with close to 9,000 employees, the LUMC is the biggest employer in the region. This makes Leiden an ideal place to live and work.

And, when deciding to live and/or work in Leiden, it is essential that you do not miss the annual events of Leiden, such as: the Lakenfeesten, Culinary Leiden, the Blues and Jazz week, the Leiden Marathon and, most importantly, the 3 October Festival.  

Needless to say, never a dull moment in Leiden. Discover for yourself all that Leiden has to offer!

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