The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The “Bloemencorso”: A Dutch Flower Parade

ZcCFjL] Suddenly you are in the last few weeks of your time in Holland – and you are trying to find a balance between writing your thesis and enjoying the … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Winter in Holland: Skiing, Sledding, Ice-skating

Nothing is impossible in The Netherlands; and the fact that there are neither hills nor mountains and the oceanic winter climate rarely passes below zero are absolutely no excuse not … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cross cultural exchange: Academic beer tasting with Americans

Having grown up in Bavaria, Germany which is known as the area with the highest density of breweries worldwide and the origin of the German purity law; being the proud … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kom in de Kas – A dutch day in “Greenhouse City”

If you are flying over The Hague or looking from a high building towards the west; if you are driving, cycling or taking the train in one of the suburbs … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Being “Dutch” in The Philippines

Studying abroad at Leiden University does not only mean taking courses in The Netherlands, but also taking part in fascinating university programs. So, after I found the “International Field Course … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coming from or going to travel?

Since 4 in the afternoon I am sitting in a train back to my parents’ place in rural Bayern, Germany. I’m driving (training) home for Christmas, as Chris Rea would … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas market in Germany? Why not!

The Hague is located pretty much in the center of Europe and so, a trip to many different countries is everything than impossible. Even if you are German and miss … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scavenger Hunt The Hague – Student Version

  What to do on a Friday evening in The Hague? Well, this question would require me blogging for years just about that topic. It would require years of research … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” – The Week of Dutch Beer

Beer tasting festival in the “Week of Dutch Beer” Students like beer? Not so sure about that Having failed to get anyone of the 200 students of the class to … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Koningsdag: Willem’s birthday and a national holiday – The Hague and Amsterdam turned upside down!

Koningsdag: Willem’s birthday and a national holiday – The Hague and Amsterdam turned upside down! Oranje! That’s what I remember – after a night and a day of celebrating Holland! … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment