The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Which NS Subscription is Right for You?

There is probably nowhere you cannot reach with public transportation in the Netherlands. Whether you live in Leiden or The Hague and need to travel in between for your lectures … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dutch quirks you will inevitably encounter

If you are, like me, from abroad and you have never lived in The Netherlands before, there are a couple of curiosities in this country that never fail to amaze … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 3 Comments

Top Work-Friendly Café’s in Leiden & The Hague

If you are anything like me, the end of February marks a slight dip in motivation. Classes are in full swing post-exams, and for those who are finishing their block, … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Falling in love in Leiden

If you decided to read this article there can only be two possible reasons. You believe this article will give you practical love tips and tell you where to go … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Dutch apps every expat in the Netherlands should know

Here something you should know when moving to the Netherlands: no matter how you used to order your favorite pizza, to organize meetings or to sell your old stuff, there is … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Keeping on track with big research projects

For long term research projects, such as your thesis or group assignments, keeping on track with work and making sure you don’t fall behind can be difficult. I know for … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

The poetry on Leiden’s walls

One of the first things I remember noticing about the city of Leiden after moving here to study a Research Masters degree a year and a half ago was that … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

An internship at one of Uganda’s biggest newspapers – Part 1

Guest blogger: Donna de Weijer, MA African Studies It has been two weeks since I arrived in Kampala, Uganda, and time has flown by. Surprisingly enough, getting used to my … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

My African Experience: Part 1, the beginning

Guest blogger: Erik van der Zanden, MA African Studies What am I doing in Kampala, Uganda? While this is my fifth time in eight years that I visit Uganda, it … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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