The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Across the country

Looking back on the past few weeks of my summer holiday, I have probably seen more of Holland this year than any summer before. Travelling from Leiden to Texel, Friesland … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Upcoming intro days

I love that feeling of the start of a new term. September is almost here, I’ve bought some shiny new pens, and on Thursday and Friday Leiden Uni is holding … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Rainbow Leiden

Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and all the shades inbetween, Leiden truly stands up to this magical array. It is as all encompassing and all inclusive. Netherlands is … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Limburg heatwave

I’ve just spent the hottest weekend of the year in the place with the highest temperature in the country. I went to Limburg, and I loved it. Limburg, in the … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

El Cid 2012

For those who don’t know, the El Cid week is the equivalent to the UK’s Fresher’s Week. For five days Leiden is taken over by fresh new students in orange, … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Holiday, holiday, holiday!

It is summer holiday now. Many students have gone home but I chose to stay to experience the summer in Leiden, and take a little tour outside the Netherlands. Due … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scheveningen Fireworks Festival

A couple of days ago I visited Scheveningen beach for the first time. It’s a rather difficult word to pronounce accurately for non-Dutch speakers. One of my friends told me … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Student’s-eye view of Leiden

If you’d like to see what Leiden is like, as well as reading all about our student experiences here at the Leidener, you can also follow our photo blog on Tumblr. … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Herculean Task (otherwise known as Te huur or not te huur)

Having just read Laurence’s post Te huur or not te huur, I was inspired to relate my own experiences on the housing issue. Long before I arrived in Leiden I … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Geocaching in Leiden

I’m coming ‘home’ to Leiden next week, and with the promise of warmer, if not rain-free, days ahead, I’ve been thinking about things to do. I remember being small, when … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments