For parents

The HOPweek is the first official introduction week of Leiden University in The Hague. Students of Public Administration, Leiden University College, International Studies, International Organisations and Relations, Security Studies, and Computer Science & Economics are allowed to participate, as well as the diverse Masters belonging to these Bachelors During the week, your son/daughter will get to know the city, his/her fellow students and the university. We recommend that every student takes part in The HOP, because it is the perfect way to find out what The Hague as a student city has to offer. However, your son/daughter can decide whether he/she participates in all activities or not. For the students that do not have a place to sleep yet, there are beds available at the dorms. You can later find the full programme on this website.

Besides soft drinks and water, we will serve beer and wine during the week. However, we will not serve any alcohol to participants under the age of 18 and we will check identity cards when serving alcohol. In addition, we will not tolerate any drug use.

If you have more questions, you can always contact Commissioner Participants Jeanine Noordhuis at or (+31)70-8009981.