Royal Opening of The British School in The Netherlands, Leidschenveen Campus
On Tuesday 22 June, Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima will officially open the new campus of the British School in The Netherlands (BSN) in Leidschenveen.
The BSN is delighted that Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima will be opening the new campus – her presence at the event will continue the long history that the school has with the Dutch Royal Family going back over 50 years. Most recently, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix opened the newly built Senior School in Voorshoten in 2003 and prior to that the Prince of Orange opened the BSN Junior School Vlaskamp in Mariahoeve in 1997.
With the opening of this new facility, the BSN will be able to provide an additional 560 places for international children aged 3 to 11 years. In addition to the Junior School, the campus also provides an International Day Care Centre; a Language Centre for both adults and children and an impressive sports hall – available for both the students as well as members of the local community.
The British School in The Netherlands was established back in 1931 and is now one the of the largest and most successful British International schools in Europe. With almost 2,100 full time students and 3,000 part time adult learners the school provides a vital service to the expatriates of Den Haag. In further increasing the capacity of the school and widening the range of services on offer, the BSN is pleased to be able to support the aspirations of the Gemeente Den Haag in attracting international residents to the city.