Leiden and the Dutch Royal Family
Leiden University and the Dutch Royal Family maintain ties that go back to 1575, when William of Orange founded the University. Many members of the Royal Family have studied in Leiden and several have received an honorary doctorate.
Articles about Leiden and the Royal Family
The Leiden moments of Princess Beatrix
Princess Beatrix celebrated her eightieth birthday on 31 January. She has a warm bond with Leiden University, having studied Law and Sociology here. S...
Exhibition shows the wondrous world of rowing club Asopos De Vliet
Boudewijn Röell's Olympic medal, an ancient skiff and photo's of memorable rituals. Asopos de Vliet - Princess Beatrix was a member - is celebrating i...
Queen Máxima to open Asian Library
Queen Máxima will open Leiden University's new Asian Library in a ceremony in the Pieterskerk on 14 September. The Library houses important collection...
Pieter van Vollenhoven: 'People aren't always happy to hear the truth.'
A symposium with a festive touch was organised at Leiden University on 20 March to mark the 50-year anniversary of the marriage of Princess Margriet a...
Dutch royals in Leiden
King Willem-Alexander celebrated his 49th birthday on 27 April. He studied at Leiden University and is a regular visitor here.