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Sport and culture

Fancy burning off some calories after a day’s studying? Or perhaps you’d prefer to spend your evenings on the stage? Either way, the good news is that Leiden and The Hague also have plenty to offer in the areas of sport and culture.

Modern sports centre

If you’re looking to work up a sweat, the University Sports Centre (USC) is the place to be. You can participate in individual recreational sports, or competitive sports that you can do with your fellow students. This completely renovated sports complex caters for more than 60 sports and offers a range of group lessons, so whatever your sport is you’ll find it here. Take out a subscription and you’ll get a great deal too! If you study in The Hague, you can buy a ‘The Hague Sports Pass’, which will give you access to an extensive choice of sports.

Student sports associations

In Leiden and The Hague you’ll find sports club for practically every sport you could think of. With Thor for hockey, Njord and Pelargos for rowing, and so many more besides, you’ll be spoiled for choice. These clubs also organise parties, sports weekends, social drinks and many other fun activities. And there are many more sport associations to discover.

Cultural associations

There are also several student associations covering the different culture area. Many students and student associations run their own drama groups, for example. But you can also join an independent student drama group called Cuculum. Prefer to sing in a student choir or play in a student orchestra? No problem, there are music associations such as Collegium Musicum and Muziek Academy. And if invigorating discussions about culture are more your thing, then the cultural student association A.S.V. Prometheus or Lunastrum, the Hague Debating Society will definitely hit the spot for you.

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