The 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The international reputation Leiden enjoys as a city of knowledge is one of monumental renown and a long history. In addition to exceptional knowledge, Leiden also boasts many attractive features as a city: the city is rich in cultural heritage, a vast wealth of history in art and science, and a beautiful, vibrant city centre where almost everything is within walking distance.
Leiden has been home and workplace to such internationally renowned painters as Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Steen. Rembrandt was even born and raised here; this is the city where he was educated. Visitors who wander the well-preserved city centre with its canals and maze of streets, alleys, courtyard communities and 3,000 listed buildings almost feel like they are in one of Rembrandt’s paintings.
Leiden has earned the well-deserved right to call itself a museum city. With Naturalis, the National Museum of Antiquities, Museum of Ethnology, Museum De Lakenhal, the SieboldHuis Japan museum, the Pilgrim Museum, Museum Boerhaave, the Hortus Botanicus gardens and CORPUS, ‘journey through the human body’, Leiden boasts the highest concentration of museums in our country.