The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

10 Books That Have Influenced Me the Most

When Ice Bucket Challenge became a virus on the Internet, I absolutely hated it. People watch celebrities get wet like watching porn, and both sides are addicted. What’s the point in … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bye Bye The Hague

This morning at half past nine, I left Anna van Buerenplein, the student building I have stayed for a year, with my last luggage. I have practiced today and the … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mauritshuis Reopening

Many people might know yesterday as the Shopping Night because if you have been out on the street yesterday, you would have seen the posters and people wearing white in … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 8 Free Music Festivals You Need to Check out This Summer

One of the best treats for a music lover here in the Netherlands is that there are quite a lot of festivals here – Best Kept Secret during this past … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Happy Record Store Day!

The past Saturday was not only the Easter holiday, but also the Record Store Day 2014. On this day, many bands and artists release limited special editions of their old … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fighting against Depression in Maastricht

I am not going to deny the fact that the winter here in the Netherlands is quite long and depressing with all the rain and the wind. (I’m so glad … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 7 Deadly Dutch Sins

Believe me or not, this Dutch weather is making me depressed, both physically and mentally. With the heavy rain and the strong wind, I find it hard to convince myself … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finally, a Concert in Den Haag

As a concert person, I feel quite ashamed to admit that I’ve never been to a concert here in Den Haag. Yep, I’ve been to Utrecht, Amsterdam, and even Groningen … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Concert Marathon in the Netherlands

I realize maybe I should not write about music, bands or concerts since there have already been a lot of posts on this topic, but I just can’t. This November turned out to be … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vintage Shopping in Tilburg

Today started out as a sunny day, the best kind of day for vintage shopping in another city, I mean, Tilburg.    My friend Laura and I took the train before the noon and arrived at the Tilburg central station within one and a half hours. Ten minutes later when we got off the bus and wandered … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment