Delft and Amsterdam Universities voted worst in Holland

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Dutch university students have spoken... and they say Holland's worst universities are the Delft University of Technology, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and VU University Amsterdam.

The Keuzegids, a sort of annual consumer guide for students, by students, published the findings today based largely on a student survey..

A spokeswoman for the VU Amsterdam said, while they understand the source of some student complaints - a lack of housing, fo example - many students choose the university and that can't be discounted. A UvA spokesperson pointed out that the guide is a "commercial product" but admitted that "there is work to be done."

Wageningen University topped the list for the sixth year running, maily due to its small scale and the personal attention paid to students. Leiden, Nijmegen, and Utrecht Universities also scored high on the list.