THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

On missing food from home (or How to get Mexican ingredients in Leiden)

Having been living in the Netherlands for almost two years now, one of the things I miss the most from home is food, and I’m sure I’m not the only … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 2 of Food in Leiden: Let’s eat out!

Whether you’re looking for a nice restaurant for a date, somewhere chill to grab food with friends, or need a fancier location for your graduation dinner with family, Leiden definitely … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Healthy and Dutchy: Haring

Each country has its own palate. Of course, the Netherlands has some peculiarities too. One of them and also among my favourites is Herring (Haring), with its special eating method … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

A One-Day Trip to the Carnival in Maastricht

The carnival is an amazing tradition, and an interesting one, since not all cities in the Netherlands celebrate it. It’s fun and energizing, and definitely something worth experiencing, especially for … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Part 1 of Food in Leiden: Food Shopping

Welcome to a new mini-series I’m writing! Over the next few blogs, I’ll tell you about some of my favourite restaurants in Leiden, what you can expect from a standard kitchen … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

Getting your inner artist out in Leiden

I find that being creative, doing art, and making stuff with your hands is an excellent hobby to enjoy apart from the everyday load of studying, reading and writing, it … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

An International in Leiden

Being an international in the Netherlands is a bit scary at first. I mean, if the language is not enough to scare you off, all the odd traditions will soon … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cultural Spring

Spring is around the corner and so are a variety of cultural events in Leiden. No matter if you like music, food, poetry or late night exhibitions – read below … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Getting out of Leiden

Despite how beautiful and charming Leiden is, there is one thing all students in Leiden seem to love doing: leaving it! Leiden is perfectly located in the center of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leiden, For the Record

There are many adjectives one could use to describe Leiden: welcoming, charming, warm, artistic, vintage. The latter two unveil one of the reasons I love this city: whereas Amsterdam offers … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

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