European Council on Eating Disorders

Welcome to Leiden! We are very proud to be the host city of the European Council on Eating Disorders Conference you are attending. Leiden is a city where knowledge and culture are engrained in its DNA. Situated at a historically important junction, where waterways and roads cross, lies a city that will enchant you: the city of Leiden, famous for its university, museums, waterways, and alms-houses. The spirit of the Golden Age lives on in this medieval city where Rembrandt was born, and which has inspired countless amounts of other influential painters. Ever since, Leiden continued to attract those that were on a quest for knowledge and freedom of expression, from the Pilgrims to Albert Einstein, the historic canals, the beautiful buildings, and alleyways have surrounded those who have made important discoveries for centuries. We hope you enjoy your time here in Leiden.

Leiden Science City

Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage. Everyting that is so characteristic for Leiden's history is still visible to this day: the picturesque historic city centre still has its landmarkes from the past; beautiful city mansions along the canals that have been there for centuries. Also, Leiden is among the most prominent scientific knowledge hubs in Europe. Leiden University is one of the leading research institutes in the world in law and languages, as well as in a broad range of medical, archeological and physics research, appearing in the top 80 best universities of four prominant international rankings. 

The location of the venue will be added at a later time. 

Free online City Guide & Map

The Leiden City Guide is packed with great tips for restaurants, activities, museum and much more! 

Click here for your online Leiden City Guide

The useful Leiden City Map highlights the most important points of interest in Leiden!

Click here for your online Leiden City Map

Why not extend your stay?

With all the museums, intimate shopping streets, city tours or a trip through the canals, you'll soon find yourself wanting to stay longer in this lovely city. Make your discovery complete and book an overnight stay in a cosy hotel or bed and breakfast. After all, there's no nicer way to round off a pleasurable day than by spoiling yourself with a relaxing overnight stay! 

Hotels & Accommodation