The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Don’t worry, be happy!

Last month I finished my thesis. It was the end of an half-year-long worrisome era in my life. I loved my topic, and I do love academic research, but I … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wondering and wandering in Leiden

You would think that in a tiny city like Leiden you would get bored after having lived here for a while. But it’s really amazing how much effort people put … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer time – adventure time! A visit to the Hidden Garden!

While I’m still busy with my thesis and tied to my desk, for many students the exam and paper period is over and you are hopefully enjoying your summer. For those … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ode aan de Burcht

Considering Leiden is such a tiny town, it has so many beautiful places to offer that seem to have fallen right out of a fairy-tale book. No matter your mood … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A visit from Japan

I think I have mentioned in a former blog post how I got to know a lot about Japan since I am in Leiden and met lots of friends doing … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Behind the sheets of Leiden’s Lakenfeesten – a little bit of history.

Those of you living in Leiden have surely seen, or heard, that this weekend one of the many Leiden summer events is taking place. Indeed it feels like between Kingsday … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sleeping under the stars – midsummer night dreams in Leiden

Happy summer solstice everyone! Yesterday was the day with the longest time of sunlight in the year – that means, from now on days are getting shorter again and we’re … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

The day to have it all: Happy Cultural Festival!

What are your plans today? Maybe… you are up for learning Salsa? Wanna hang out in the sun with some Brazilian Caipirinhas that you just learned to make yourself? Fancy … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lazy Sundays in Leiden

It’s Sunday, it’s sunny, and Leiden has some of its special little surprises to offer. So whatever you are doing right now, take a break from it and indulge a … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Get into the Green Heart of Holland

O, the month of May, the merry month of May, So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! O, and then did I unto my true love … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment