DescriptionThis student flat houses 36 men who are all a member of the Minerva student association. The students have their own room and share the facilities, living room (fusion) and garden.The building dates from the nineteenth century. This municipal monument is situated at one of the most interesting, historical sites in Leiden: this is where the Sea Beggars sailed into Leiden in the early morning of 3 October 1574. This brought an end to a months-long Spanish siege, under which the Leiden population suffered a great deal. The Sea Beggars arrived here, bringing herring and white bread with hodgepodge stew to the starving population. This is still a meal favoured by many people of Leiden on 3 October.The building is nicknamed Huize des Gueux [Villa Beggars], a reference to the Sea Beggars.You will find many picturesque monuments, canals, museums and courtyards in this neighbourhood. Shops, cinemas, cafes and restaurants are within walking distance. Leiden Central Station is a 5-minute bike ride away.