Studying and living in The Hague
City of Peace and Justice
More than 150 international organisations and the headquarters of several multinational corporations are present in The Hague. There are also more than 104 embassies and consulates based in the city. The Hague is also the residence of King Willem-Alexander and his family. The Netherlands is host to five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU’s criminal intelligence agency, Europol, and judicial co-operation agency, Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed the Legal Capital of the World.
The LUC Community
The international profile creates an intercultural experience that helps to contribute towards the formation of global citizens. Approximately 40 different nationalities are represented amongst students
and staff. LUC The Hague, in co-operation with Fortuna (LUC’s student association) and many subcommittees, provides a pleasant home for all students, with ample social activities for every taste. Apart from the physical community, LUC is also very proud of its virtual community. Our Facebook page is our social focal point; news, events, pictures and videos are uploaded on a regular basis. All students are interconnected by Facebook groups, and the College will ensure that its alumni remain connected.
Brand-new, custom-built premises
Since August 2013, LUC The Hague has been located in its brand-new, custom-built premises at Anna van Buerenplein. Located next to The Hague Central Station and the Royal Library, an impressive building houses our vibrant student community and is a hotspot for various social activities, cultural events and student-related gatherings. It houses teaching facilities and provides accommodation for
nearly 400 first- and second-year students. All students have rooms with private facilities (or shared facilities for double rooms) and each floor has its own common room that enables them to study, discuss and work on group assignments or simply socialise. There is a range of facilities such as a grand café, an auditorium, lecture rooms and study areas, including quiet areas, to name just a few. Having the city centre of The Hague and a park of 10 hectares called Malieveld as its “backyard” makes the Anna van Buerenplein a vibrant home for students to study and live together. Sustainability is important to both LUC The Hague and the City of The Hague. It therefore plays an important part in the design of the new building. Sustainable materials of the highest standard have been used for the interior, expressing the importance of sustainability to all visitors and residents of the Anna van Buerenplein, from ground level to the top floor.
LUC Studios and Student Lounge
There are different studio’s and studio types available. The majority of the rooms are single rooms (27-30 m2). However, some rooms are shared by two LUC students (36-41 m2). All rooms are fully furnished and contain with their own facilities. The students’ residential area is located from the 5th to the 21st floor. Each floor has its designated common room that enables students to study, discuss and work on group assignments or simply socialize.
In addition, there is a student lounge on the first floor which
• The office of Fortuna, LUC’s student association
• A student bar, run by students
• A soundproof room for debating, or rehearsals (music, theater or plays)
For more detailed information about what each studio contains and about the building on the Anna van Buerenplein, please check here