The Board

The current board

This is the XXXth board of Albion consisting of Bauke, Veerle, Charlotte, Rixt, Nienke and Bram. We take care of almost everything Albion related and make sure things run smoothly. Our goal, of course, is to make your year exciting, educational and unforgettable!

Love, XXX

Bauke Dudink (Chair)

Nicknames: Baux, Bauke, Bauksos, Sam, Justin, Beau, Baukie.

From: Zutphen

Born on: 7th of August 2000

Favourite book: A Song of Ice and Fire. Granted: it’s too long for most people’s liking, but that’s not a problem for me.

Beer of choice: Grolsch Triple, multiple of them if possible.

Guilty pleasure: Pumpkin Spice Latte (being basic is a lifestyle).

Specialty dish: Chicken Tikka Masala! Get all those spices together and make a flavour explosion that will put anything else to shame.

My catch-phrase: Get the wine, spill the tea.

Favourite film: The Jerry Seinfeld masterpiece Bee Movie. The greatest piece of art since Michelangelo’s David.

Go-to song:  When I’m happy, anything by Taylor Swift pre-2015 (once again, being basic is a lifestyle). When I’m sad, though, I prefer “Smother” or anything else by Daughter. The one true way to a good crying experience.

Morning person vs. Night owl: Certainly a night owl. There is nothing more romantic than watching the beautiful sunrise together before going to bed.

GA vs. RP: RP, although I like nothing better than showing off all my somewhat rusty accent skills.

Celebrity crush: Troye Sivan. That is some quality eye-candy right there.

Dream vacation destination: Scotland is my baby.

Spirit animal: King Julien

Literature or linguistics: Linguistics

Veerle Kosters (Secretary)

Nicknames: Veer, Veerbeer.

From: Utrecht.

Born on: 19th of April 1999

Favourite book: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Circe by Madeleine Miller, or the Harry Potter series, of course.

Beer of choice: Did someone say wine?

Guilty pleasure: Kelly Clarkson goes OFF and you know it.

Specialty dish: Either Mexican wraps, pasta with tuna and corn, or sweet potato fries from the oven.

My catch-phrase: sletsgo.

Favourite film: Call Me By Your Name, it’s just really special to me and so uniquely directed and if you haven’t watched it yet WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

Go-to song: “I’m So Tired” by Lauv featuring Troye Sivan, there really is no other song that can make me feel the same way.

Morning person vs. Night owl: Definitely a night owl.

GA vs. RP: GA is the only one I will ever be able to actually speak naturally and if you speak good unforced RP I envy you.

Celebrity crush: Saoirse Ronan.

Dream vacation destination: I still want to go to Iceland at some point, but I’d also love to go back to New Zealand.

Spirit animal: Either otters with their little favourite rocks or kakapos, they’re lazy and horny just like me.

Literature or linguistics: Literature, 1000%.

Charlotte van Houdt (Treasurer)

Nicknames: Charlie, Lotte, Luna, Charlotje.

From: Vlaardingen.

Born on: 12th of March 1999.

Favourite book: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

Beer of choice: Mjedpiir, which is a mead beer. The first time I had this beer was at Elfia!

Guilty pleasure: Big Time Rush!

Specialty dish: Curry, it is a lot of fun to cook!

My catch-phrase: Doodgaan is ook gaan.

Favourite film: Madagascar 2, because Moto Moto. I like them big, I like them chunky.

Go-to song: “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts (Cars cough cough).

Morning person vs. night owl: I am a night owl, my productivity peaks in the evening.

GA vs. RP: RP.

Celebrity crush: Anna Kendrick, have you seen her in Pitch Perfect? Big oof.

Dream vacation destiny: Walt Disney World.

Spirit animal: Mushu is my boi.

Literature or linguistics: Literature.

Rixt Tuinstra (Commissioner of Internal Affairs)

Nicknames: Schaapje, Rikkie, Albino.

From: Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Fryslân boppe!!!).

Born on: 4th of March 2000.

Favourite book: Are you Experienced? by William Sutcliffe.

Beer of choice: Maallust Tripel (local beer from Drenthe).

Guilty pleasure: Naps.

Specialty dish: Chickpea curry.

My catch-phrase: “Beter laat dan nooit”, better late than never.

Favourite film: The Breakfast Club.

Go-to song: “Over and Over” by Hot Chip and anything by Sticky Fingers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nothing but Thieves, to be honest.

Morning person vs. Night owl: Night owl, I can’t function in the morning.

GA vs. RP: RP.

Celebrity crush: Harry Styles because damn.

Dream vacation destination: Melbourne, but honestly anywhere.

Spirit animal: Cats, I find more and more similarities between me and cats every single day.

Literature or linguistics: Linguistics, duh.

Nienke Hutten (Commissioner of Education)

Nicknames: Nien, Bamboo.

From: Eindhoven.

Born on: 20th of September 2001.

Favourite book: I don’t have a favourite book, but I do enjoy reading fantasy the most of all genres. The Harry Potter and The Maze Runner series are my favourite, I think.

Beer of choice: Bavaria or Grolsch, but I do like to drink a specialty beer once in a while.

Guilty pleasure: Listening to carnaval music randomly throughout the year, just because I want it to be carnaval.

Specialty dish: Wraps with meat, tomato sauce, and a ton of veggies.

My catch-phrase: Joooeee.

Favourite film: I really liked The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, but once again, anything fantasy/sci-fi will do.

Go-to song: Right now “Is Everybody Going Crazy?” by Nothing But Thieves, but generally, anything alternative rock or metal is very nice.

Morning person vs. Night owl: Night owl, but if I have to wake up early, that is fine as well.

GA vs. RP: RP.

Celebrity crush: Thomas Brodie Sangster (Newt in The Maze Runner).

Dream vacation destination: Japan.

Spirit animal:  Panda.

Literature or linguistics: Literature, obviously.

Bram van Beerendonk (Commissioner of External Affairs)

Nicknames: Barf, Braf, and many more Albion doesn’t know about yet.

From: Best.

Born on: 11th of March 2000.

Favourite book: 1984 by George Orwell, but I’m not much of a reader.

Beer of choice: Casually, Bavaria, but if I have money to spend I do like a trappist quadrupel.

Guilty pleasure: Playing old Pokémon games.

Specialty dish: Chocolate bavarois, a Belgian chocolate pudding dessert. Hilariously unhealthy though, so I rarely make it.

My catch-phrase: ‘Vo (voor de leden).

Favourite film: The first Pokémon film, God, when Pikachu cries and the tears revive Ash – that image will never leave me. Seriously though, The Breakfast Club is really nice.

Go-to song: “Peach Scone” bu Hobo Johnson & the LoveMakers.

Morning person vs. Night owl: Night owl, my productivity peaks at around 2 in the morning.

GA vs. RP: RP, but no HP please.

Celebrity crush: Koen.

Dream vacation destination:  Nepalese Himalayas.

Spirit animal: Grizzly bear.

Literature or linguistics: Linguistics, duh.

Board History

The 29th board

Academic year 2019-2020

Chair: Imke van Dam

Secretary: Effie Ophelders

Treasurer: Ward Faessen

Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Leanne van Kampen

Commissioner of Education: Zoë op ten Berg

The 28th board
Academic year 2018-2019

Chair: Sandra de Kruijf
Secretary: Ymke Verploegen
Treasurer: Caitlin Kroot
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Hanka Damsma
Commissioner of Education: Lotte Murrath
Commissioner of External Affairs (resigned 24-04-2019): Baukje Harmsma

The 27th board
Academic year 2017-2018

Chair (resigned 30-04-2018): Job Petersen
Secretary: Tanisha Wetsteen
Treasurer: Justine Hoogstraten
Commissionair of Internal Affairs: Minthe Woudstra
Commissionair of External Affairs: Alessandra Polimeno

The 26th Board
Academic Year 2016-2017

Chair: Anna de Roest
Secretary: Vincent Brouwer
Treasurer: Chrystel Philipsen
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Jitske Brinksma
Commissioner of External Affairs: Iris Pijning

The 25th Board
Academic Year 2015-2016

Chair: Nick Breedveld
Secretary: Georgia-Rae Dijk
Treasurer: Laurien Schonewille
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Niki Liebregts
Commissioner of External Affairs: Maarten Gooskens

The 24th Board
Academic Year 2014-2015


Chair: Jos de Groot
Secretary: Nadine van kerkhoven
Treasurer: Floris Bouwman
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Carlijn Burggraaf
Commissioner of External Affairs: Pleuni van Laarhoven

The 23rd Board
Academic Year 2013-2014


Chair: Fleur Kronenberg
Secretary: Aster Dieleman
Treasurer: Syme van der Lelij
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Maroucha Veerman
Commissioner of External Affairs: Astrid Nieuwets

The 22nd Board
Academic Year 2012-2013


Chair: Michel Op Den Camp
Secretary: Valerie Vastbinder
Treasurer: Anneke Pons
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Annabelle Roovers
Commissioner of External Affairs: Aisha Mansaray

The 21st Board
Academic Year 2011-2010


Chair: Arne Rydell
Secretary: Laila El-Sayed
Treasurer: Christian Hendriks
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Koen van den Wijngaart
Commissioner of External Affairs: Litania de Graaf

The 20th Board
Academic Year 2010-2011

Chair: Joyce Calis
Secretary: Sabina Kasum (First Marianne Kraai)
Treasurer: Christian Hendriks
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Anton van der Sluis
Commissioner of External Affairs: Bas Teunissen

The 19th Board
Academic Year 2009-2010

Chair: Ingrid Verhees
Secretary: Bert Verwoerd
Treasurer: Jamili Wetzels *Honorary Albion Member*
Commissioner of Education: Lieke Oosterkamp

The 18th Board
Academic Year 2008-2009

Chair: Ruby Engelen
Secretary: Marjolein Toet
Treasurer: Judith de Graaf
Deputy-chair: Lisa Geijtenbeek
Commissioner of Public Relations: Esmé Deppe

The 17th Board
Academic Year 2007-2008

Chair: Erik van Dijk
Secretary: Wolf Hijlkema
Treasurer: Christine Kelly

The 16th Board
Academic Year 2006-2007

Chair: Michiel Bilderbeek
Secretary: Roos van de Wardt
Treasurer: Sander Gerrits

The 15th Board
Academic Year 2005-2006

Chair: Eva Overman
Secretary: Rosanne Dirksmeijer
Treasurer: Erik van Eimeren

The 14th Board
Academic Year 2004-2005

Chair: Laragh Meijer (now Willekes Macdonald)
Secretary: Laura van Hamersveld
Treasurer: Marieke Pieterman (not Ten Holter)

The 13th Board
Academic Year 2003-2004

Chair: Daniel Valkenhoff
Secretary: Linda van de Brink
Treasurer: Tamara Ramsey

The 12th Board
Academic Year 2002-2003

Chair: Frances van Oost
Secretary: Heiltje Winterink
Treasurer: Luuk Keijser

The 11th Board
January 2001 – September 2002

Chair: Peter Kroes
Secretary: Victoire Nijland
Treasurer: Jorinde de Boer

The 10th Board
Calendar Year 2000

Chair: Michiel de Hoog
Secretary: Roos Jansen
Treasurer: Dennis de Jong, Suzanne Martens?
Committee coordinator: Sanne Bergenhenegouwen 

The 9th Board
Calendar Year 1999

Chair: Michiel de Hoog
Secretary: Roos Jansen
Treasurer: Dennis de Jong
Committee coordinator: Sanne Bergenhenegouwen

The 8th Board
Calendar Year 1998

Chair: Kathelijne van de Velde
Secretary: Chantal Weghorst
Treasurer: Lianne van der Meer

The 7th Board
Calendar Year 1997

Chair: Anneke Gortemulder
Secretary: Chantal Weghorst
Treasurer: Niels Rengelink

The 6th Board
Calendar Year 1996

Chair: Henriëtta Spa
Secretary: Gabriëlla van Karsbergen
Treasurer: Bas Jonkers

The 5th Board
Calendar Year 1995

Chair: Jetta Spaanenburg
Treasurer: Jean Michael Thijssen

The 4th Board
Calendar Year 1994

Chair: A. Post

The 3rd Board
Calendar Year 1993

Chair: J. van Harmelen

The 2nd Board
Calendar Year 1992

Chair: Maayke Botman
Secretary: Iris Casteren van Cattenburgh
Treasurer: Maarten Coelingh

The 1st Board
Calendar Year 1991

Chair: Jan de Nooij
Secretary: Renée Kerkhoven
Treasurer: Maarten Coelingh

This is as far as our knowledge of previous board members goes. If you have any information on previous Albion board members, please contact us at

Before Albion Utrecht was restarted in 1991 with the Statutes, it did exist and it had board members. However, we know of only someformer board members:

  1. Erik Cooper (Treasurer in 1962-63, and President in 1963-64)
  2. Jan Paul Kuijper
  3. Peter Schelleman (1968-69)
  4. Bert Schouten
  5. Monic Martens (1982-1987?)
  6. Gert Jan Lantinga (Chair during 1979-85)