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Living in Leiden, Netherlands:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Leiden, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Leiden what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Leiden is like a tiny, less touristy Amsterdam. It has cute cafes, an amazing Saturday market and a beautiful old cinema (Trianon). Plenty of international students and expaters live here.

If you are used to a loud, sprawling city with endless streets to discover, this will be a major change for you. Leiden is a quiet yet student-friendly city, with a cafe on each corner and charming canals dotted with bridges. Most people speak English here, so there’s no need to worry about learning Dutch.

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