THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Liquorice – What makes the Dutch like it so much?

If you are an international who has lived in the Netherlands for at least a few months, the following scenario probably sounds familiar to you. A Dutch friend offers you … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the Netherlands

The process of moving is daunting enough in the first place. Moving to a new country adds even more pressure to the process. There are a few crucial steps you … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hugo Grotius: one of the founding fathers of International Law

Today I’m going to talk about the all-famous Dutch Jurist Hugo Grotius, a renowned alumnus of Leiden University. While no university buildings have been named after him, the Leiden Law … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Willebrord Snellius, the real star of Leiden

I have talked about great historians and law experts in the previous blog posts; today let me introduce you to a great mathematician and astronomer: Willebrord Snellius van Royen. I … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Hague Housing part 2: Your Rights

So, you have managed to find a room/house and you’re finally safe to start the academic semester without the worry of where you’ll sleep tonight! Congrats! But suddenly your landlord … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

On graduating and becoming a Leiden University alumni

Tomorrow I will graduate from the two-year Research Masters I studied at the Faculty of Archaeology and will officially become an alumni of Leiden University. This also means that this … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Welcome to the Netherlands: Outside the Randstad

One of my favourite childhood memories is going to dentist. Weird kid I was right, loving to go to the dentist. Well to be honest, it wasn’t going to the … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nine things to do in Leiden you can’t miss

As I have now finished my masters studies in Leiden, I wanted to make a list of recommendations to new students who are just arriving to this wonderful university city. … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rudolph Cleveringa, the Hero of Leiden University

I mentioned Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa in the previous post about Johan Huizinga; he was the colleague who offered Huizinga a place to live after he was forced to flee the … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Serenity in the city: The Hague’s most wonderful woodland

Uni is back and summer already seems like it never happened. But the good news is that now is as good a time as any for being outdoors and indulging in the best woodland walks The Hague has to offer & treating yourself to a calm mind.

September 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

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