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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

Studying and living in The Hague

The Hague is a real student city and has everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life.

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Sonja Albrecht

First year student Leiden University College

Sonja Albrecht

''I love the mix of high rise and historic buildings in The Hague. There is a lot of greenery around the city and the beach is nearby, which is great.''

The fact that I can study in the Peace Palace library and do research in places where history was made in international law is amazing. I cannot believe that I can do that on a daily basis. We are located closely to the political center, so we often see prime-minister Mark Rutte pass by on his bike on this way to work. Furthermore, you get a lot of opportunities to meet important people, because they visit The Hague. Recently some students got the chance to meet Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations.

The Hague student city

The Hague is the international city of peace and justice, home to many international organisations, embassies and multinational corporations but also a fun student city. With the many international students The Hague attracts it offers a vibrant community of young diverse people. This city by the sea has a lively beach boulevard, many bars, cafés and museums. LUC students may make use of the different study areas and libraries in the city such as the Peace Palace library, the Royal Library and various university buildings in The Hague.

The city offers a great transportation system making it easy to get around. There are trams and buses but most people ride their bikes. The Hague is easily connected to other cities in the Netherlands. It is located about 10 minutes away from Leiden (home to our parent university) and 40 minutes away from Amsterdam by train.


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