About us

The LSVb is the advocacy organization for all students in the Netherlands! We are dedicated to better and affordable education, better and affordable housing, more involvement for students and good study counselling and guidance.


The LSVb was founded in 1983 in Delft, but the history of student union formation goes back further. In 1963, the Dutch Student Movement (Studentenvakbeweging, SVB, in Dutch) was founded. This initiative followed the example of the French Union Nationale des Étudiants Français. In those years, the SVB is strongly committed to tuition reimbursement and other material advocacy for the student.  As the 60s progress, the SVB polarises and becomes more left oriented. In 1968 large student riots take place in France. Initially, things remain calm in the Netherlands, but a year later the famous occupation of the Maagdenhuis takes place. Shortly after this, the SVB goes down in further radicalisation.

In 1971, the National Consultative Board (Dutch: Landelijk Overleg Grondraden, LOG) was founded. The LOG is partially represented by the same clubs within the SVB and may thus be considered as a kind of re-launch.

"First, they steal my bike, now my public transport” - student protest organised by the LSVb in the 90s

Board 2023 – 2024

Elisa Weehuizen Chair
Press, Communication, Student Well-being, Social Safety, Internationalization, Movement development, Equal Opportunities, Macro Efficiency, Board Recruitment, Sustainability, Elections, SER & Coalition Y.

Elisa@lsvb.nl | +31 (0)6 34 18 54 00

Job Vermaas Vice chair
Political contacts, Housing, Federation, Legal service.
Job@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64

Assala Driouichi Secretary 
Board Coordination, Diversity & Inclusion, Flexibilization & Digitalization, Customized Training.
Assala@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64

Linda Huisman Treasurer
Finance, Education Quality, participation, Board Induction.
Linda@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64

Julia van der Haring Board member
HRM, Accessibility, Education Funding, Health Insurance, Coaches, Selection Committee, Corona
Julia@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64