Activities outside your work


If you are employed by Leiden University or LUMC you can join the university’s Sports Centre (USC) at a very favourable rate.  


The ‘De Kattekop’ childcare centre provides your child with the best care and guidance. The group leaders are highly qualified and work with a pedagogical policy plan. It is not for nothing that in 2013 ‘De Kattekop’ was elected best childcare centre in the province of South Holland.

Staff association

This year, the Staff Association (personeelsvereniging, PV) is once again organising activities such as trips and sports and creative events. The website of the Staff Association contains a useful overview of all the activities, together with a Newsletter with more detailed descriptions of the activities offered.

Join Young Leiden University (Jong Universiteit Leiden, JUL)!

Are you, or will you soon be, working at Leiden University? And do you feel young? Come and join Young Leiden University (Jong Universiteit Leiden, JUL). JUL is a network for young staff members who want to get the most out of their work: collaboration, knowledge exchange, personal development and conviviality are key elements in all the activities that are organised.

Artistic courses

The LAK courses provide staff members and students with an opportunity to develop their artistic talents: dancing, singing, visual arts, piano and writing – creative or journalism.

Faculty Club

 The Faculty Club houses a restaurant, a Brasserie, a dining room, an outside garden and a terrace, as well as a number of meeting facilities. Whatever the occasion, we have a suitable space to offer.

Academic Historical Museum

Leiden University has its own museum: the Academic Historical Museum (AHM). Its extensive collection includes objects, photographs and documentation on the history of the university and its student life

Hortus Botanicus

The Hortus Botanicus Leiden was founded by Leiden University in 1590, and was first located in the area now known as the Front Garden. The first planting scheme dates from 1594.

Studium Generale

Studium Generale organizes lectures, debates, symposia, film screenings and other activities for a broad audience of students, university staff and anybody with an interest in science and scholarship.