About Oegstgeest - Leiden

Oegstgeest is a small town of around 21,500 inhabitants which borders the old University City of Leiden. Oegstgeest is quiet, green village situated in the centre of the 'Randstad', which is the most populated area of the country. Oegstgeest is situated right beside the A44 motorway, and is therefore easily accessible via Leiden Central train station. The village has some beautiful old areas of streets which were built at the start of 1900, as well as areas of newer housing. There is a large international community in Oegstgeest, creating a very multicultural environment. In the nearby surrounding area there is a great deal on offer. In spring you can enjoy the blooming tulip fields near Lisse in the Dutch bulb-growing region. The beaches in Katwijk and Noordwijk are also close by, and boat trips on the Kagerplassen near Warmond are only a stone's throw away.

The City of Leiden is the oldest university city in The Netherlands, and has a population of around 117,000. Leiden was the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn. Leiden's atmosphere is largely determined by its university. In 1575 Leiden was the first city in the North of Holland to be given a university in reward for the courageous behaviour displayed by its citizens during the occupation by the Spanish. You can read more about Leiden, it's inhabitants, it's history and culture by visiting http://www.hollandrijnland.nl?site=1〈=2

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Apollolaan 1
2341 BA Oegstgeest
Tel 071 519 35 55
Fax 071 519 35 01