Just bring yourself
We are ‘Host Leiden’ and we would like to help you feel at home here. We do this by organising informal events where you can have a great time and meet international and Dutch students. We organize monthly Host Cafe evenings, with pub quizes, dinners and games, as well as all kinds of extra events, like a BBQ in a park, ice-skating, or celebrating the 3rd of October (Leiden Liberation Day). We want to show you different aspects of Dutch culture and give you the opportunity to share yours. Most of all, we just want you to have a fun time and meet lots of new people. Host Leiden is brought to you by Christian students from Leiden and is inspired by the Christian notion of hospitality. However, we do explicitly invite people from all backgrounds, and we like to keep it casual, so you don’t need to become a member. Our monthly Host Cafe is for free, so you can just show up. Just bring yourself.
We also offer personal support. Jan Joost Snoek is our staff worker for international students. He is available if you have any (personal) questions. He offers coaching and pastoral care. Feel free to reach out to him!
If you are interested in a Christian student group, Host Leiden works in partnership with ‘Radiate’ who organises Bible studies in Leiden. For more information get in contact with Jan Joost Snoek.