The Newsletter 66 Winter 2013

IIAS in Leiden

Sandra Dehue

IIAS IS SITUATED IN the historic centre of the Dutch city of Leiden, a university town that combines modern urban facilities with 17th century charm. The city of Leiden is home to Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands (founded in 1575). The Institute is situated at Rapenburg 59 in one of the mansions along the ‘Rapenburg’ canal. With a population of around 120,000 Leiden is a friendly and dynamic moderatesized city located right in between Holland’s major cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. These cities can all be reached by frequent trains within 12 to 40 minutes, and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport within 20.


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