The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How to: Utrecht

Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. And large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

International Day of Monuments and Sites

The Youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Nelson Mandela’s quote shapes this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites. This is why, we are happily presenting you eight … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Verenigingen? Big Five

Many of Leiden University’s study programs offer their own association and students have various options to join music and sports clubs. But, there is another huge part to Leiden’s student … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spring Room Contest

Heads up to all of Leiden University‘s interior designers, DIY decorators, Pinteresters and Instagrammers: This Spring, we are looking for the prettiest, finest, chicest, most peculiar rooms! Do some spring cleaning, … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Leiden’s Internationals: ISN Cultural Festival

Leiden’s biggest cultural event of the year – what a success! Since 2007, you can experience music, dance, cuisine and traditions from various countries at the International Cultural Festival. Two weeks ago, it … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kamer gezocht?

It’s not a secret: Finding a room or an appartment in Leiden is quite a challenge – especially for students coming from abroad. But after sending outside  countless mails and seeing rooms … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Holidays for a day?

Of course, many of us have made UB their living room since upcoming exams, deadlines and presentations don’t leave a lot of spare time. But, even though May at university isn’t that pretty, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

uit eten!

Passed all the exams of your first semester? The best friend’s birthday is coming up? Your family is finally coming to visit soon? I am sure, that there will be reason to treat … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

beach day in november

One funny habit of the Dutch is complaining about the weather. Let’s be honest though: we cannot really blame them for that – skies are grey pretty often. But then, the … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBP: expectations vs. reality

You are interested in the International Bachelor of Psychology offered by Leiden University and curious about how first-years experience it so far? After having survived our first exam week, I asked some … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment