Universiteit Leiden

About this Top 450

In 2025, we will celebrate 450 years of Leiden University. As the oldest university in the Netherlands, we can’t let this anniversary pass unnoticed.

This website is a compilation of who or what from Leiden University’s rich history inspires, moves or is an example to others. 

This can be anything: famous words, a special place, an important discovery, someone who stands out from the crowd or just a really interesting object. 

We are starting off small but the list will soon start to grow until we find our Top 450. Perhaps yours will be among them.

We'll be celebrating our 450th anniversary throughout 2025, with lots of things to see and do. The preparations have already begun.

If you have any questions or ideas about this website or our celebrations in 2025, email us at 450@leidenuniv.nl