A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Dutch Brands (Part 2)

Have you been showing off your new-found knowledge at the supermarket after reading part 1? Here’s part 2 to help you look even more like a pro! Albert Heijn Oh … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dutch Brands (part 1)

Do you know your Unox from your Calve? Know the difference between Albert Heijn and Douwe Egberts?  Fake it until you make it as a real Nederlander… Unox It is … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Market day

It’s Saturday! Did you go the market today? It’s become one of my Leiden rituals. Every Saturday morning after the gym I go along to the market to see what … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kröller-Müller Museum

We’re a bit spoilt here in the Netherlands when it comes to art. Home to famous names like van Gogh and Vermeer, it seems that every single art gallery is … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cheap Eats!

With the first floor of the library finally renovated, and thesis deadlines looming on the horizon, you may be finding yourself spending more time in the library in the evenings. … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Buddhism Weekend at the Volkenkunde Museum

Living in Leiden may not have the appeal of larger cities like Amsterdam, with its shopping, eating and partying possibilities, but what it lacks in terms of vibrant nightlife it … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Curiouser and curiouser…

Sometimes in Leiden you see the strangest things… Spotted before Christmas outside Lipsius. Publicity campaign for the Nour Project.

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Leiden Marathon

After a luxuriously long winter break, with the snow all melted away and the rain setting in, sitting in Lipsius with a cup of coffee and my laptop, I finally … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dutch Sweet Treats

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Apologies for the violent start to this post, but yes, December is FINALLY here. So now I feel like … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 5 Comments


As much as I like bright lights and big cities, I have to admit that I’ve generally avoided Amsterdam as much as possible since moving to the Netherlands. Why? Well, after … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

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