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 2021 – 2022

Ama Boahene Chair
Press & media, Communications, Student Wellbeing, Corona, Judicial Affairs
voorzitter@lsvb.nl | +31 (0)6 34 18 54 00

Joshua de Roos Vice Chair
Political contacts, Student Financing, Public Transit, Student Participation
vicevoorzitter@lsvb.nl  | +3130 231 64 64

Ivy Dirksen Secretary 
Human Resources, Coordination of Board, Internationalisation, Diversity & Inclusion. Research Agency
secretaris@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64

Nol van Gerven Treasurer
Finances, Student Housing, Flexibilisation & Digitalisation, Health Insurance, Federation.
penningmeester@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64

Naomi Rajiv Board member
Accessability, Quality of Education, Education Financing, Bindind Study Advice, Trainingen op Maat (training agency)
algemeenbestuurslid@lsvb.nl | +3130 231 64 64