A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Fresh ‘n’ Fast

When I lived in Paris, I ate out a lot. And I mean, a lot. The food is good, the wine even better and there’s nothing out of the ordinary … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oost, west… oost best?

Without wanting these blog posts to become predictable, guess what I did last weekend? That’s right, I took a cheap flight from Eindhoven and went travelling again. This is the … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guilty Weekend Pleasures

January and February didn’t quite turned out to be the relaxing start to the new year I was hoping them to be. Work, a bout of man-flu and increasingly intense … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Being a member of the (model) United Nations…

Since just before Christmas, a new delegation of Leiden students representing Leiden’s Model United Nations (MUN) committee met on a weekly basis in preparation for one of the biggest MUN … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment


One of the many benefits of living in Leiden is being able to leave it so easily at the weekends. Not because Leiden is boring, far from it; you only … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Boekenzolder

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx   For its small size, Leiden never ceases to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dutch Lesson #3 (and why I am glad)

                              dief = (n.) thief       Lieve dief (dear thief),   Happy New Year! I hope you’re enjoying my laptop. Its street-value is probably around the €50 … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

TED-spiration: a day in the life of a Leiden caveman

It’s now nearly a month since Leiden’s very own TEDx conference where speakers from all over the Netherlands and Europe gathered in the Meelfabriek to inspire we Leideners (and token … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dutch music: a brief introduction… (and/or Dutch Lesson #2)

I thought of basing my ‘Dutch Lesson #2′ post around a song that I recently heard, however due to the wealth of new lexicon that I have been exposed to … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

A taste of the Orient…

I’d been meaning to go to the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden for a while. It boasts a unique heritage, being the first ethnographic museum in the whole of Europe, and … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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