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Alumni Event

Invitation to celebrate Leidens Ontzet in London

Wednesday 3 October 2018
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
SW7 5DP London

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Do you remember the celebration at 3 October during your study time in Leiden?

Whether it’s the culinary delights of hutspot (hotchpot), herring and white bread, the celebration of local identity by parades and the biggest Dutch carnival north of the Rhine, or just the opportunity of boozing at street bars deep into the night, while dancing to the tunes of local luminaries such as ‘Rubber Robbie’.

One thing is certain: each year on 2 and 3 October, Leiden draws huge crowds to celebrate the relief of the city in 1574 – Leiden’s Ontzet. 
The 3 October Vereeniging and the Alumni Office of Leiden University want to celebrate Leiden's Ontzet with Leiden alumni all over the world. And since it will be difficult to get you all to Leiden on the 3rd of October, we'll send the herring to you!
Therefore we are happy to invite you to a 3 October celebration in your own town!  

We're very pleased that The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in your country will host the herring meeting in London for you and your fellow Leiden alumni.

Please register below for this event, so the Dutch embassy is able to send you an official invitation.
Please RSVP  by  20 September 2018

More info and registration

Date Wednesday 3 October 2018
Time Start 16:30 hrs
Location Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP

Costs Free
Registration   Unfortunately the registration is closed.
More info info@alumni.leidenuniv.nl

PS. We have left no stones unturned in sending e-mails and contacting alumni, nevertheless, it will be highly appreciated if you also remind your Leiden alumni friends in and around London not to miss this wonderful opportunity!

View here your personal invitation from the Rector Magnificus prof. Carel Stolker & the Chairman 3 October Vereeniging Rik Kamps

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