Special events and deals

General meeting & Reception

Thursday 19 March at the Pieterskerk starting at 19.00 (Limited places available, only admission for participants that signed up)

Guided walking tours

For centuries Leiden was one of the major Dutch cities. In the 17th century, often called the Dutch ‘Golden Age’, the city not only housed one of the most important universities of Europe, it was also the second-largest city of the Netherlands due to its important linen industry. There was much poverty in the populous city, but there were also many attempts to alleviate poverty. Notably the almshouses for the elderly, on which Leiden still prides itself, founded by wealthy benefactors. On the walking tour you will visit a number of these almshouses and pass a few major historical sites of the city, giving you an impression of Leiden’s history and historical charity.

Your guide: Henk Looijesteijn Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours. Maximum number of participants: 15.

The tour will be offered twice, on Friday 20 march at 11.00 and at 14.00.

You can sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to Els Kuperus (els.kuperus@iisg.nl)

Special deals at selected local museums

Rijksmuseum Boerhave (History of Science and Medicine) Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10 https://rijksmuseumboerhaave.nl/engels/ Upon showing your conference badge: free admission

Japanmuseum SieboldHuis Rapenburg 19 https://www.sieboldhuis.org/en/ Upon showing your conference badge: € 1,50 discount on the regular admission price.

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28 https://www.rmo.nl/en/ Upon showing your conference bagde you receive a 50% discount on the regular admission price.

Museum De Lakenhal (Arts & Crafts and the History of Leiden)  Oude Singel 32  https://www.lakenhal.nl/en  Upon showing your conference badge you get a 25% discount on the regular admission price.

Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology)https://www.volkenkunde.nl/en

On this website you can find other deals that are available in Leiden for conference delegates

Joint Sexuality Network & Leiden Queer History Network social event

Friday 20 March at De Roze Beurs bar, 128 Oude Singel, starting 19.00

As is customary, the sexuality network will hold its social event on Friday evening and this time the event will be kindly and excitingly be co-sponsored by Leiden University’s Leiden Queer History Network