Wageningen University and Research Center
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Leiden, a city with a rich past and a bright future–where you see students, bicycles, canals and charming buildings all in one place. The city has been a center of historical and commercial importance for centuries, where new ideas and philosophies were explored and education cultivated. This heritage of education is still very much alive today. And the thirst for knowledge can be quenched in any of the 12 museums that the city has to offer: from prehistoric creatures to the great Rembrandt, who was born in Leiden.
Leiden is ideally located within a short travelling distance of major cities such as The Hague and Amsterdam. The city is easily accessible, with Schiphol just 20 minutes away and Rotterdam-The Hague airport located 25 minutes from Leiden. It is convenient for public transportation. From Leiden it is possible to travel either by train or car to any destination in Europe. The vibrant city center contains a wide variety of stores, restaurants and cafés nestled between quaint streets and charming canals. Leiden has something to offer everyone. In addition, Leiden is only 20 minutes away from several beautiful North Sea beaches. Whether you fancy the arts, nature or sports, you will feel right at home.