Louwerse honoured by Kingdom of the Netherlands

Congratulations to Dr Henriette Louwerse, President of the ALCS and Senior Lecturer at The University of Sheffield, who was invested as a Knight of the Orange Order.

The Order of Orange-Nassau (Orde van Oranje-Nassau) is a military and civil Dutch order of chivalry and has been around since 1892. The honour bestowed upon Henriette is comparable to receiving an OBE.


Henriette attended a ceremony at the Dutch Embassy in London on 29 April where she was presented with her medal in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the promotion of the Dutch language in the UK. She oversees the UK’s largest Dutch programme, in terms of student numbers.