The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

B – Borrel

Every Thursday night, my Dutch flatmates go to what I first understood as a ‘ball’. Initially I was very confused, wondering why they have some sort of formal and fancy … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

A – Amsterdam

The picturesque canals and narrow merchant houses that characterize Leiden have always made me think of it as a sort of mini-Amsterdam, just a lot less crowded and smaller in … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dutch ABC: A Culture Crash Course in 26 Letters

This blog will be dedicated to giving you a unique and truly local insight into Dutch culture! You keep hearing about borrels, gezelligheid and hospiteeravonds? Your Dutch friends say ‘Doe … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment