A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
Don’t know what to do this month? I’ve got you covered! Check out these awesome events in Leiden and the area which are sure to make your month better.
The Belgian café/ bar organizes a dancing night once a month, and these are notorious among the partiers of Leiden. If you’ve never been to one, this is your chance to go while the weather is perfect (dancing indoors during the summer heat with no air conditioning is not advised). Entrance is 7.50, and the minimum age is 21.
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/404026837014953/
ISN Leiden is organizing a trip to Efteling. For those of you who don’t know it. Efteling is a magical theme park close to Tilburg, and it’s a must-visit if you’re into amusement parks. Besides the rollercoasters, you can visit the main attraction- the magical forest, where you can watch fairy tales come to life (and no, it’s not just for kids. Although it is mainly aimed at them). If you hurry you might still be able to buy an early bird ticket for only 40€ (for ISN members. Price for non-members is 56€).
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435476763255396/
The Hortus Botanicus will organize an event where you can enjoy the spring weather in the gardens, while also shopping for special plants. In addition, there will be several tours and workshops* such as honey tastings, candle making, edible flowers tour, a Japanese calligraphy workshop, and more! Nature lovers, assemble!
* Sign-up is required for the workshops, some require an additional fee
For tickets and more information: https://www.hortusleiden.nl/programma/agenda/plantenmarkt?fbclid=IwAR3NbaVBb8qsRwoHwdLycTMDlVuGrWlST__O7TxX9fmY8mpAlyPvvgv1BK8
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329885174378861/
In celebration of the university’s 444th birthday, a cycle route of 44.4 kilometers was created, and during the event, you can join the mass bike tour for free! All you need is to bring your bike and join the celebration. After all, you are a student at Leiden University, so you might as well join the birthday celebrations. Registration (for free) is required.
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/424507698125148/
Are you a keen archer? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to try it and never got the chance? Either way, gather your friends and come to the USC for the first all-student edition of Archery Attack! What is it you ask? I have no idea, but it looks really awesome, I promise! Price is 5€ p.p and you must come in a group of 3 or 6 people.
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168280744072060/
The annual cultural festival is back, where you can explore and discover different cultures by trying local foods, music, dance and more! Participate in workshops, eat, drink, and have a great time with fellow students of Leiden University. Tickets are 6€ and include admission to a later afterparty.
For tickets: https://shop.eventix.io/3f62fdd0-004a-11e8-a000-4558503b6936?fbclid=IwAR3u5L1tvwEqtjS2VRNFI7ice19sNgPzMz2c5VyH1JWdfp_NqrvtE9AL9_0&shop_code=jz95gysz&original_referer=https:%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/837505973278034/
The annual short film experience is coming back to Leiden to teach us more of other cultures, life experiences, and what’s really important. During the festival, different short films will be presented showcasing the upper crust and fringe, the glamour and grunge, of international cinema. An eye-opening experience is guaranteed.
For tickets and more information: https://www.lisfe.nl/
Plexus is organizing a Skills Event that is open to all Leiden University students. If you want to hear and learn more about the kind of skills that might be useful to your career (or your studies), take the opportunity and come! Registration is not yet open, but keep an eye out (admission is free).
For tickets: https://www.student.universiteitleiden.nl/en/courses/sea/career-and-job-applications/skills-event?cf=social-and-behavioural-sciences&cd=psychology-bsc&fbclid=IwAR1rEFnqfAfeuVI1SQcTIX9322VcYGjaaZfGQlyXRuYCUnmuQzx_c5GWs-s
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1999418650356363/
The event in Gebr de Nobel will feature a mesh up of all styles of the nineties. If you’re looking for some late-night fun and you’re a ‘90s fanatic- this is for you. Tickets are 12.90€.
For tickets and more information: https://gebrdenobel.nl/programma/90s-now-17-may-2019/?fbclid=IwAR36BHZQwzeL44CpNbqTgxEsvB0MBefZ4CLmrAC2siL0_t0kiTP1PMZPp94
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/657868321295179/
Are you dying to see the Eurovision finals with more Eurovision enthusiasts? Then join the celebration in Gebr de Nobel! Admission is free, and positive vibes are encouraged 😊
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2443523175879395/
The annual museum night is back in Leiden, where you can explore Leiden’s many museums. In addition to the 11 museums who open their doors, you can take part in workshops, lectures and music performances. Tickets are 14€.
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/594498164402266/
For tickets and more information: https://museumnachtleiden.nl/nl
Love food? Like hanging out with friends? Then this event is perfect for you! join Rrrollend (impossible to pronounce, I believe)- a food truck festival moving around the Netherlands. On the weekend of the 24th it’ll be stopping in Leiden for a few days of delicious food, drinks, and fun. The atmosphere is vibrant and cozy (if I can judge from last year’s) and if the weather is nice, there’s nothing better to do around!
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/410526346355874/
On a more practical note, there is a student jobs fair taking place in Leiden, for those who are looking for some extra money to help finance all those May parties and events.
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272497666329999/