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HOVO (University of the Third Age, U3A)

HOVO organises academic courses for people who are aged 50 and older. These courses do not result in a diploma, nor do they train participants for a profession. This means that there is ample opportunity for learners to pursue their personal interests. People attend HOVO courses because they enjoy them, for their personal growth, to keep up with current ideas, and to exercise their minds. 

Courses consist of between six and twelve sessions for groups of some 40 attendees. In many cases, the teachers are former lecturers of Leiden University.


Head of Service

Laetitia Smit
+31 71 527 7297

Postal address

PO Box 9500 
2300 RA Leiden 
The Netherlands

Visiting address

Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
The Netherlands
+31 71 527 7299 (Mon - Thu, 10.00 - 13.00 hrs)

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