Host City – Leiden

Situated at an important junction, where waterways and roads cross, stands a city that will enchant you: Leiden. The city is famous for its almshouses, university, museums and glorious history. The good parts of the Golden Age live on here. Leiden is, after all, the place where Rembrandt was born and inspired so many other influential painters. But even after this era, Leiden continued to attract scientists, artists and industry. The canals, the historical buildings, the alleyways, the treasuries of knowledge, culture and science: Leiden is definitely worth seeing. 

With its university and Bio Science Park, Leiden is among the most prominent scientific knowledge centres in Europe. The university holds a global top ranking in law and languages, as well as in medical, archaeological and physics research, appearing in the top 80 best universities of four internationally leading rankings. The high quality and outstanding level of innovation in its scientific research are some of Leiden’s great strengths. There is a wide range of research facilities available. Leiden is a preferred choice of many internationally renowned scientists for meetings and top-level research in a host of academic fields. It is therefore not without reason that Leiden has been named European City of Science, Leiden2022 this year. 

Go to Leiden, Key to Discoveries | Visit Leiden to see more information on the city of Leiden.  

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17 September from 13:00 – 14:30