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Bentinck Street

04 May 2008 81
Now Livonia Street. Named after a descendant of William Bentinck, friend of King William.

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Old signs of Leiden University

19 May 2008 48
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger.

Old signs of Leiden University

19 May 2008 95
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger.

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Old warning sign for speed bumps

20 May 2008 76
When the first speed bumps arrived in the Netherlands, they looked like the ones on the sign. Over the years, speed bumps took on different guises and the signs changed too. This sign is rare nowadays.

Old signs of Leiden University

20 May 2008 71
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger of branding and public relation people.

Old signs of Leiden University

20 May 2008 62
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger of branding and public relation people.

Old signs of Leiden University

20 May 2008 60
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger of branding and public relation people.

Old signs of Leiden University

20 May 2008 70
From 1876 Leiden University was known as Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (State University at Leiden). This prefix was to distinguish the university from those that were in the hands of other authorities. The new Higher Education Act of 1876 made the founding of free universities (free from the state) possible. In the 1980s, when branding and marketing became more important, that changed into Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden State University). In 1998 they dropped the "Rijks" prefix, because the relationship with the state has become less tight and the university didn't want to appear as an instrument of the state. The university still gets most of its money from the state, as do all universities in the Netherlands. Some old signs of that time still remain, but they are in danger of branding and public relation people. Of the four Rijksuniversiteiten, only the one at Groningen still carries the prefix.

Warning: deer

Do be fooled by cosy advertisement films

22 May 2008 66
They probably mean: buy at our store, not at the store that can afford advertisement films.

Don't let your child play with a ball

A trip with the steam tug Adelaar: With a window s…

14 Jun 2008 64
Movie of the trip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq9nusgz_J0

Enamel sign of the Kooilaan (Cage Lane) in Leiden


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