Winter wonderland in the Hague
Last week an old school friend of mine from England decided to visit. Wanting to show him more of the Netherlands than just Amsterdam, I convinced him to trade in … Continue reading
My Dutch Domicile
As mentioned in Laurences earlier post, finding accommodation in Leiden as an international can be quite tricky from time to time. I spent the whole of my first semester in … Continue reading
An age old ritual
Having been around now for 400 odd years, Leiden University, as showcased in Emma’s blog post last month is no stranger to ritualistic traditions and ceremonies. Fortunately I was able … Continue reading
G is for Gorlaeus!
Many people in Leiden often ask me why I decided to do my Erasmus placement at Leiden. Having come from a university considered amongst the British powerhouse of academia and … Continue reading
Leiden MUN goes to America!
The Leiden Model United Nations Crest After months of preparation with the Model United Nations Society at Leiden, it was time to finally set off for America. All 19 of … Continue reading
The Cold Snap hits Holland
Late last week in Leiden, temperatures plummeted. It was almost instant. I remember leisurely going to the Digros near where I live, and only a few hours later the same … Continue reading
Njord – The Student Sport
As I mentioned in my last blog post, when I arrived in Leiden I was shown around during the infamous El Cid week – a week full of church dancing, … Continue reading
Do dutch students take themselves too seriously?
At first glance, probably. On deeper inspection…Most definitely! Last semester I responded to a student advertisement on the Facebook ISN group about partaking in Harvard National Model United Nations and … Continue reading
Schiphol to Leiden in a flash
At 16 minutes and €3.20 (with an OV-Chipkaart – NS), this is probably the most convenient airport transfer in all of Europe. Atleast in my experience that is. Leiden is also possibly … Continue reading
The curse of the Rapenburg…
[Dialogue between two Leiden international students – sometime around early December] Student A (probably Finnish): “Who’s that guy who cycled into a canal recently?” Student B (probably German): “Nah, he never … Continue reading