THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Bikes in the Netherlands – Practical tips

If you are already living in the Netherlands, you know, and if not, you will know soon: Bikes are Life here!  Seriously, coming from a big city where bikers are … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why the Humanities Buddy Programme is a great idea

It is true, many people get to know Leiden and the student life with the OWL week. However, many times this is not possible and even when you had an … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Affordable student life pt. 3 – Allowances

Here we are in our last segment on how to come to live in the Netherlands without worrying too much about money. You can find the first two episodes here: … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Affordable student life pt.2 – Cheap purchases

Here we are in our second part of the “Affordable student life” series, if you are interested in the first part (“How to work in the Netherlands”) click here. As … Continue reading

April 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Affordable student life pt.1: Work

Students are, by definition, broke, maybe because they are paying for their studies or because they are trying to save money for the next festival or travel. Moving to the … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Students vs food waste: the Conscious Kitchen initiative

There could be no better follow-up to the climate strikes of these months than to go out and eat delicious and sustainable food, especially if cooked by fellow students. I … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · 5 Comments

Cheap getaways: pt. 2 – Antwerp

… Here the second part of my two-day trip to Belgium! Day 2\3 – Ghent → Antwerp On the second day we took a train from Ghent to Antwerp (In … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cheap getaways: pt. 1 – Ghent

Here in Leiden we really are at the “doorstep of Europe”! Even after several months, I am still amazed by how incredibly close everything is. This comes in handy when … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 4 Comments

Festivals in the Netherlands: March – April – May edition

In student cities full of life like Leiden and The Hague there is always something coming up. However, sometimes the nicest events are not that easy to find and it … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sustainability news: from cups to toilet paper!

Let’s talk about some practical issue that may interest you very much.  If you are spending time in any of the University buildings these days you may have noticed that … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

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