What do I need to know before retiring in Leiden?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Leiden, they said...
"Before retiring in Leiden, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than the national average. They should also research the local housing market to find a suitable place to live. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local healthcare system and the availability of medical services. It is also important to understand the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, expats should research the local job market to find out what opportunities are available for those who wish to continue working after retirement," explained one expat living in Leiden, The Netherlands.
"hmmm difficult. Actually nothing in tone of warning... just DO IT! It's a great place," said another expat in Leiden, 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 do I need to know before retiring in Leiden?If you live in Leiden, newcomers to Leiden would love to hear your answer to this question.