What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Leiden?
We asked retirees what they find the most challenging about retiring in Leiden. They wrote...
"One of the most challenging aspects of retiring in Leiden is the cost of living. Leiden is a relatively expensive city, and the cost of housing, food, and other necessities can be quite high. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who are not fluent in Dutch. Although English is widely spoken, it is not the primary language, and it can be difficult to navigate the city and its services without a good understanding of Dutch. Finally, the weather in Leiden can be unpredictable, with cold winters and wet summers, which can be difficult to adjust to for those who are used to more temperate climates," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Leiden, The Netherlands.
- What should I pack when moving to Leiden?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Leiden?
- Will I be able to find a job in Leiden?
- What is life like in Leiden?
- What do expats in Leiden appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Leiden?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Leiden accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Leiden like?
- What are healthcare services like in Leiden?
- What are medical services in Leiden like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Leiden?
- What are emergency services like in Leiden?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Leiden?
- How are local medical facilities in Leiden?
- As a foreigner living in Leiden, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Leiden?If you live in Leiden, newcomers to Leiden would love to hear your answer to this question.