Leyden’s Relief 2022 & European City of Science: Really?!

3 October - Geuzen Entry

The Leidens Relief is one of the largest popular festivals in the Netherlands, we celebrate and commemorate the liberation of the city on 3 October 1574 every year. A living tradition of almost 450 years

3 October - Really?!

The theme of Leidens Relief this year is “Really?! With this, we make the link to Leiden2022: the City of Science year that will be celebrated in Leiden in 2022.

The 3 October Vereeniging has been organising this event since 1886. With activities such as the mini-choral (with all primary school children), the distribution of herring and white bread and 3 October University (in cooperation with Leiden University), we involve as many people as possible in the ideas of freedom and solidarity. No less than 300 people work on this, supported by 3,000 enthusiasts and over 18,000 members. Leidens Ontzet is recognised as Dutch intangible heritage.

Leidens Ontzet is visited by around 200,000 visitors from Leiden and the surrounding area. 3 October can only be celebrated so grandly thanks to the structural support of the business community. As a company you can help make the Festivities possible in various ways. In exchange for this involvement, the 3 October Vereeniging offers many exclusive privileges.

  • The 3 October Guild. The Guild is a group of entrepreneurs from Leiden and surroundings who structurally support the tradition of Leidens Ontzet. With a symbolic contribution of 310 (three ten) euros per year, they make it possible for example to hold the Big Hutspot meal on 2 October. There are various events each year. One of these is the auction of the first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe (herring). In recent years, the proceeds of this auction have benefited the celebration of Leidens Ontzet in care institutions in and around Leiden.
  • 3 October partner. You can also choose to support us once. You can do so by advertising in our communication tools. An excellent opportunity to increase your name recognition and to show Leiden your involvement with the city and society!
  • You can find all possibilities on the website of the 3 October Vereeniging.

As the 3 October Vereeniging, we would like to visit you too, to tell you and your staff about Leidens Ontzet. Dr Reddy’s Research and Development has already done so. Did you know, for example, that Leiden’s University was founded thanks to Leidens Ontzet and that Leiden Bio Science Park also exists thanks to these events in 1574?

Creative as the 3 October Vereeniging is with the organisation of the Festival of Festivities, they would also like to think along with you about which partnership would suit you best. Do you want to cooperate and show your commitment to Leiden? Please contact René Preenen of the 3 October Vereeniging (06-51458091).

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