The municipality Zoeterwoude works with eIDAS: the European electronic identification and trust services. For more information on eIDAS.
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If you have any questions, you can contact our customer contact centre at 071-5806300 or

Leiden International Centre

Warm welcome

The Leiden International Centre (LIC) offers government services, information and provides a network for internationals living or working in the Leiden region. Internationals can be registered by making an appointment, receive a Citizen Service Number (Burgerservicenummer - BSN) and receive information about living in the Netherlands.

The Leiden International Centre facilitates registrations for people living or working in Leiden, Katwijk, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude.

Our clients are companies, highly skilled migrants, intra corporate transferees, scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, recent graduates, and EU citizens who fall under these categories along with their families. Services are offered in all stages of expat life: coming to, settling in, living, and leaving.


Please visit our website, email your questions to, call us at +31 (0)71 516 6005 or visit the International Centre at Stationsweg 26, Leiden. The Leiden International Centre is located in the Tourist Information.

Tourist Information

Once you have visited Zoeterwoude, you will come back!
Zoeterwoude, a village which offers a unique view of the typical Dutch 'polder', the flat and lush pastures with their extensive waterworks. Scout the area on a bike, on foot or in a canoe. Visit a farm where the age old craft of cheesemaking is still performed. Go birdwatching. Enjoy the rural landscape with its monumental farms, its mills and the characteristic silhouette of distant church steeples. Zoeterwoude, a taste of Dutch nature.