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Alumni event

Invitation to celebrate Leidens Ontzet in London

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
SW7 5DP London
London herring 2018 by @timheddema

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 Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  to the UK Simon J.H. Smits, 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 Leiden's Ontzet celebration in your own town London on the 9th  of October! 
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 will send you a confirmation. 

Please RSVP lon-lnv@minbuza.nl

More info and registration

Date Wednesday  9 October 2019
Time Start 5.00pm - 7.30pm
Speeches and first herring at 5.30pm
Location Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP

Costs Free
Registration   Registration is required lon-lnv@minbuza.nl
In registering for this activity you give consent to share your personal data with Leiden University and the embassy in your country. Your data will only be used for the organisation of the 3 October celebration.
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!

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