Stadhuisplein 1, 2311 EJ Leiden
What does Leiden University mean for the city of Leiden and what does the city mean for the University? These questions are the theme of the exhibition in Leiden's city hall. The city and University have enjoyed a close relationship since the University was founded in 1575 right up to the present day. Photos and artefacts show the many different aspects of that relationship: the students, the professors, the buildings, the activities, and the famous people who studied in Leiden.
Exhibition on 444 years
Visitors to Leiden's City Hall and the University Library can visit the 444 Years of Leiden University exhibition from 25 January.
Dozens of people visit Leiden's City Hall every day, to renew their passport, pick up their driving licence or register the birth of a child. All these visitors can learn a bit more about Leiden University. The long-standing relationship between Leiden University and the city of Leiden is at the heart of this exhibition in the city hall. Later this year an exhibition will open in the city hall in The Hague about 20 years of Campus The Hague.
On 24 January, Mayor Henri Lenferink and Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker opened the exhibition in the city hall. They also opened a second exhibition, this time in the University Library, on almost four and a half centuries of University history. Both exhibitions are free and are open to everyone.
What does the University mean for the city, and what does the city mean for the University? These questions are the theme of the exhibition in the foyer of Leiden's city hall. The city and University have enjoyed a long and close relationship, ever since the University's foundation in 1575. Photos show the many different aspects of this connection: the students, the professors, the buildings, the many activities, and the famous people who have studied in Leiden.
The exhibition in the University Library focuses on the University itself. Contemporary photos are on display alongside historic pieces from the University's collections. Visitors can discover a University that cherishes a long tradition, but that is also at the forefront of innovations.
The Exhibition about Leiden University in the heart of the city can be seen from 25 January to 12 May 2019 in the foyer of the city hall, Stadhuisplein, Leiden.
Monday to Friday 08.30 - 17.00 hrs. Thursday evening 17.00 - 20.00 hrs. Saturday morning 09.00 - 13.00 hrs.