The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Chocolate adventure in Leiden

After an extremely busy summer writing my thesis, having a holiday, visiting friends and family and packing up all my belongings, I had to say goodbye to Leiden for now … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Flexible and Non-Existent Deadlines

As other Leideners finish their theses (well done guys!), and I am coming towards my own thesis deadline, I’m very aware that it’s almost time for my Leiden adventure to … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

To Finish a Thesis

There are so many good guides online for tips on how to successfully finish a thesis, and as I’m actually still in the process I can’t offer much more useful … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Eating and drinking my way around the world

Did you guys make it along to Scheltema yesterday to spend some time at the ISN Cultural Festival? It was loads of fun! The sun was shining and everyone I … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

ISN Cultural Festival on Saturday

Every year, ISN hold a cultural festival in Leiden, celebrating and showcasing all the various nationalities of the international student body at Leiden University. Students form groups to represent their … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Haunted House

Looking for something a little different to do next Saturday in Leiden? After you’ve been around the market and eaten a stroopwafel or maybe some kibbeling, walk next to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Leiden Marathon is Here!

So, today is the day! After months of learning to run, hours of sweaty training, and days of aching muscles, it is finally time to put my legs to the … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Japan Market!

Like I said in my last post, at this time of year almost every weekend you’ll find some kind of awesome activity or event going on somewhere in Leiden. Today, … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Liberation Day in Leiden

At this time of year, when the weather finally starts behaving and the days get sunnier and warmer, Leiden seems to hold a party every weekend. Take a walk around … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Queen’s Day

Koninginnedag is nearly here, and this year it will be exceptional, as the Queen abdicates after ruling for 33 years, and her son becomes King Willem-Alexander (the first king for … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment