THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Housing in The Hague Part 1

It’s the time of year again! The time of sun, beach and parties, summer holiday!! But for many students this is also a time of stress and anxiety, the time … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Summer plan: Visit the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and see European bison

Now that summer is here, and hopefully all of the final exams and assignments are done and over with, it is time to enjoy the good weather and spend time … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Darn your socks! Sustainability and Clothing in Leiden and Den Haag

For many of us, questions about the sustainability of our fashion choices are becoming more pressing. Moving to the Netherlands I felt a need for some new clothes to fit … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

De Lakenfeesten- the Ultimate Weekend Plan (27-30.6)

It’s this time of the year again- summer is here, temperatures are high, and you’re done with exams and thesis by now (hopefully). For some, this might also mean that … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

An exclusive preview of the Lakenhal Museum

As I am writing this article, I am sitting on my windowsill facing one of the oldest and biggest canals in Leiden and am waiting for the arrival of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Leidener’s Guide to Buying Flowers

My favourite part of the Saturday market (and Wednesday of course) is the flowers of infinite kind and colour. Even if I won’t be buying any that day, I still … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Before the dream arrival……(Part 1)

Hello everyone, your new blogger extraordinaire here! This series that I’ve concocted will attempt to show you all you need to ready before you even arrive in Leiden. In today’s … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sea, Sun, Sand: Going to the Beach from Leiden

Even though the weather went back to ‘Dutch normals’ quite quickly, we all still live with the nice memories of the Sunday 2 weeks ago, 2nd of June when for … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bikes in the Netherlands – Practical tips

If you are already living in the Netherlands, you know, and if not, you will know soon: Bikes are Life here!  Seriously, coming from a big city where bikers are … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment