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Retire in Leiden, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 01, 2023

Summary: Leiden, Netherlands is a popular destination for retirees due to its rich cultural heritage, vibrant city life, and close proximity to Amsterdam. The city is home to a number of retirement communities, which offer a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Leiden is typically around $400,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost up to $600,000 USD. The weather in Leiden is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit throughout the year.

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What is it like to retire in Leiden?

"Leiden and its surroundings offer retirees a vibrant and active lifestyle. There is an active expat community in the area, with many retirees from all over the world. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, the Leiden University Library, and the Hortus Botanicus. There are also plenty of recreational activities to enjoy, such as cycling, walking, and sailing. For those looking for a bit of nightlife, there are plenty of bars, pubs, and restaurants to explore," explained a retiree in Leiden.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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