The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A tale of Brazil

As this blog is about international students’ experiences in Leiden, I was actually gonna write a post about my attempt on  cooking Brazilian feijão (beans) without a pressure cooker. But … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

A friendly contract: How to write a thesis before the end of summer

OK, so I don’t know if I’m breaking trade secrecy laws here, but I thought I’d take the time out to describe how I’ve gone about finishing a thesis in … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Maak ik een biertje

With my thesis handed in and the sun making eventual appearances in Leiden, it’s time to talk about things that matter… like beer. As a student blog, this is a … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Think Monday, Think Noordermarkt

Do you have plans for this Monday? Yes, you read it right, I did say Monday and by plans I did not mean sleep (or lack of it). Some might … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spreken or not to speak?

So you’re coming to the Netherlands… Your friends are amused at the whole situation: You don’t speak a word of Dutch, so how are you supposed to follow a whole … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ik hou van Naturalis

If you go to our ‘Who is The Leidener?’ tab, you’ll see that I’m studying Public Administration. Still, this was not my primary goal in life (Wait, what child’s dream … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leiden for all

As you may have noticed fellow readers, our blog is full of fascinating things to do in Leiden as a student. We work hard, spend a fair amount of time … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

NS: A complicated relation

Sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it. But without it, life is very difficult. Got the answer to this little riddle? Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who is Sinterklaas?

Fellow readers, I hope you have behaved this year. Sinterklaas has arrived in town. “Sinter who?” you might be asking yourselves. Well, he is definitely not your ordinary guy-in-red-who-gives-presents-around-the-end-of-the-year. No … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Row that boat!

What happens if you put a Dutch, a French, a German and a Brazilian in a boat? Well, they row, row and row! And if this thought crossed your mind, … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment