The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

An Icelandic Literary Expedition

  In some programmes you can apply to become an intern at an organisation and earn course credits. As a literature student I wanted to be an intern at a … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Top 5 Things to Do in Maastricht

  Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to go out and explore the Netherlands – especially considering that as an international student, it might be your last few … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to: Utrecht

Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. And large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Keukenhof – is it worth a visit?

Keukenhof gardens are renowned the world over – despite only being open for a total of nine weeks every year between March and May. It’s marketed as one of the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Finding motivation for writing your thesis (or for any course project)

Last week we entered the fourth quarter of the year and for me that means my thesis deadline is closer than ever. As the weather keeps getting better and better, … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Day Trip to the Oldest City in the Netherlands: Nijmegen

If you’ve been travelling to the cities around Leiden and if you’re looking for something new you can check out the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has been around … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Alternative to Tokyo: Studying in Southern Japan

Why do people who want to experience student life in Japan often choose Tokyo? Did they consider a less mainstream route in other areas? As a bachelor’s student in Tokyo … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

The ISN Cultural Festival is just around the corner!

  Gavin Fielding is currently studying his MA in International Relations and frequents the International Student Network events in Leiden.  The ISN International Cultural Festival is coming up and Gavin’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rotterdam: the place to be for art-lovers

I’ve perhaps been a little biased against Rotterdam – every time I’ve been it has been either pouring down, excruciatingly windy or both. However, I’d heard good things about the … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Conference Countdown

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia. Pleasure after Pressure After rubbing … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment