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Coffee + House = Koffiehuisje !


It is good to be back here after a truely madly busy MONTH!

Nevertheless, I still don’t think Leiden is the ‘suffering city’. At least you don’t suffer that much in this territory:Image

Koffiehuiiiiiiiisje! = Coffeee Cottageeee!

Since, I barely found time to get out of a psychology laboratory in the basement of the Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty in the past month (thankfully, I am not working with rats!), and couldn’t spend my rare spare time going to random extraordinary events like my fellow bloggers do (see posts by KatharinaTheresaEricRobyn or Emily to read about random interesting events going on around Leiden!), I find myself often searching for easily-accessible leisure time places where I can relax a bit and see the sunshine (though, there is not much blue left on the sky, even on the surface level).

One of my favourite simple joys these days is to go to Koffiehuisje,  to drink fresh mint tea or  Koffie Inca, feed the cat that lives there, and play chess (also beat some male friends and enjoy seeing them getting so ego-defensive!)


Koffiehuisje is a house which has been transformed into a cafe. Inside is small, cozy and comfortable, but sometimes it can be hard to find a seat. It is generally quiet and suitable for reading, and there is free wi-fi as well. On sunny days, they put tables outside too, and it gets more lively. There are lots of old prints and collages on the walls each with a story behind, and also a chess board, so you don’t need to carry your own. If you have been drinking a dozen cups of machine-coffee everyday in the past weeks, then you’ll feel like you are drinking coffee for the first time!

You should take a look at this place if you haven’t yet. It is only 5-minutes walking distance from the main library, located on the corner of Gerecht and Papengracht, just beside Pieterskerk.

Yup, and if you come to Koffiehuisje these days, it is highly likely that you’ll bump into me there. So come say hi! I even wrote this blog entry from here in Koffiehuisje!..

One comment on “Coffee + House = Koffiehuisje !

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    April 21, 2013

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