A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Art in Leiden – the Open Makers

In my first blog post for the Leidener, I wrote about the tiny but lovely art scene here in Leiden  I had discovered at the Kunstroute. ( That was in … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spotted – another new library area

I realized that I definitely spend too much time in the library when I became aware of the fact that the only thing I can think of sharing on the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leiden for all Part II: a double Oma visit

After having read Yuri’s post about his grandmother’s visit at the beginning of this year ( , I just couldn’t wait for my two grandmothers, or Omas, to arrive. In contrast … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

What to do on Queen’s day? A last minute research

I reckon you have heard about this curious myth around queen’s day more than a couple of times since you arrived. It is supposed to be THE event of your … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

Eat around the world: The ISN cooking club. Interview with gourmet chef Mason Carney

One thing that really characterises my student lifestyle here in Leiden is the tradition of meeting up with a bunch of people to make dinner together. At my previous Uni, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spring oh spring, where are you? Things we will finally be able to do once the spring arrives

Happy Easter everyone! Marvel at lent lilies, going on an Easter egg hunt outside in the mild spring weather, finding eggs hidden behind wonderfully blooming trees and flowers, sitting around … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dance Dance Dance

Having lived in the Netherlands for 2 years now, I have danced at Einstein’s quite a few times and I believe I have gained quite a good impression about the … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

An Homage to Bikes – The Leidener asks Leideners for Stories of their first bike-love

Have you read my post about the painful experience of losing the bike-love of my life? Looking back at the time of mourning after Piet’s death, I have to admit … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lekker een kopje koffie drinken? (Part I)

It’s unbelievable, though the semester has started just a couple of weeks ago, all people, myself included, seem to be as busy as they were at the end of the … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Homage to Piet

Who does not know the cliché of falling in love on Erasmus? Finding someone you can spend all your time with, a daily fellow. It could be just perfect, if … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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