The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hortus Honey

Did you know Leiden’s Hortus Botanicus makes its own Honey? Bees are very important for gardens. All plants that pollinate need bees to bloom and reproduce. Pollen is essential for the life of … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

February – a 30-day challenge made 11% easier

“Life is habit,” says Samuel Beckett. Habits are our most productive and un-productive traits. Luckily, we can change them. Scholarly studies and self-help clickbait agree that new habits can be … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Part of Being an International

Leiden University exposes you to a lot of different cultures. The Dutch culture, despite being very friendly and open, can be difficult to become accustomed to. There are many ways to experience Dutch … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Leiden’s Bioscopen

Movie fans rejoice! Now that the sun has abandoned Leiden and left its miserable inhabitants to withstand six or seven months of intolerable wind, wet, and cold, students are elated that … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Staying in NL longer than a year? Do these things:

1.  Try to learn Dutch: Dutch is notoriously difficult to grasp. Its grammar is complicated and its expressions are subtle. It has a unique beauty, but let’s face it, the … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sharing Is Caring: International Relation(ship)s

Studying internationally can create many new friends and relationships, but moving abroad can change the nature of the relationships you have and value. The biggest strain on relationships is the … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment