THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Traditional dutch food: pepernoten

The time of pepernoten is officially over. After last night’s Pakjesavond, the evening where Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa) delivered gifts to all children in the Netherlands, and everyone … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

sustainable grocery shopping

Like many students I try to live as sustainable as possible, trying to take as many steps to leave as little impact on the enviroment as possible, while working to … Continue reading

December 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sint Maarten: the Dutch Halloween like tradition

The Dutch have their own tradition that is very similar to Halloween

October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Liquorice – What makes the Dutch like it so much?

If you are an international who has lived in the Netherlands for at least a few months, the following scenario probably sounds familiar to you. A Dutch friend offers you … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Hague Housing part 2: Your Rights

So, you have managed to find a room/house and you’re finally safe to start the academic semester without the worry of where you’ll sleep tonight! Congrats! But suddenly your landlord … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the Netherlands: Outside the Randstad

One of my favourite childhood memories is going to dentist. Weird kid I was right, loving to go to the dentist. Well to be honest, it wasn’t going to the … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Housing in The Hague Part 1

It’s the time of year again! The time of sun, beach and parties, summer holiday!! But for many students this is also a time of stress and anxiety, the time … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Events in The Hague (May + June)

Classes are almost over and summer is hopefully starting too. Many of you are probably already heading back home or going on holiday with friends, but if you’re staying in … Continue reading

May 21, 2019 · 1 Comment