The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The 4 Seasons of the Haagse Bos

This past winter has been surprisingly tame – in a good way. It really sneaked by, at least for me. I managed not to catch a cold – or the … Continue reading

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February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

3 Gorgeous Places to Shop in Dordrecht

The main way I’ve been preventing the winter blues as of late is by hopping on a train whenever I can to see more of The Netherlands. I usually go … Continue reading

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February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Since I was raised in Abu Dhabi and my parents still live there, I consider it my home. I returned for Christmas during our 6-week winter break, which is wonderfully … Continue reading

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January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Survive the Big Move

It can be daunting to move to a new country, especially if you’re planning on finding your own place. In 2014 I moved from Abu Dhabi to The Hague. It … Continue reading

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January 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Finding Peace in The Hague

I first discovered the Peace Palace the week I moved to The Hague. I was taking a walk on a beautiful fall day and stumbled onto this scene: Near the … Continue reading

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January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Humanities Lab Excursion: Maastricht Part II

While initially downcast at the prospect of waking up early to go on a two and a half hour walking tour, our group made our way to meet the guide … Continue reading

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November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Humanities Lab Excursion: Maastricht Part I

Near the end of the first year of my Bachelor’s I was invited to apply for the Humanities Lab, a program within the university’s Honours College. So far the program … Continue reading

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November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rotterdam: First Impressions

One thing you’ll notice about Rotterdam is how hard it is to walk through the city without commenting on the buildings. The entire city looks like a modern art exhibit, … Continue reading

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October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museumnacht 2015: The Hague Edition

Having missed The Hague’s museum night in 2014, I was excited to see what this year’s event had in store. After buying tickets online (€15 for the whole night), a … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment