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Alumnus (90) donates historic house to Leiden University

Alumnus Ruurt Hazewinkel (90) has presented Leiden University with a special gift: a historic house on Leiden’s Rapenburg canal. He handed over the key to Rector Carel Stolker on Monday 25 January.

Ruurt Hazewinkel has endowed the historic property, which dates from the 16th century and is located at Rapenburg 60, to Leiden University on the assumption that it will have a long-lasting future with the University. Hazewinkel studied law at Leiden University and has always had close ties with his alma mater. ‘Leiden is everything,’ he confided in Rector Carel Stolker as he handed over the key.
The University is very grateful to Mr Hazewinkel for his generosity and will treasure this gift for future generations. The house has been added to the University’s real estate portfolio, and the University will ensure students, lecturers and researchers are able to rent or reside in it.

Photos: Monique Shaw

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