The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Dutch quirks you will inevitably encounter

If you are, like me, from abroad and you have never lived in The Netherlands before, there are a couple of curiosities in this country that never fail to amaze … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 3 Comments

10 Dutch apps every expat in the Netherlands should know

Here something you should know when moving to the Netherlands: no matter how you used to order your favorite pizza, to organize meetings or to sell your old stuff, there is … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

The poetry on Leiden’s walls

One of the first things I remember noticing about the city of Leiden after moving here to study a Research Masters degree a year and a half ago was that … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Top 5 Leiden based Instagrams

Leiden is such a pretty city, with lots of hidden corners, so it’s no surprise there’s a whole host of Leiden based instagrams. Leiden University has lots of cute city … Continue reading

January 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Monthly Nederlands (October edition)

A great thing about living abroad in Holland: the level of English. There are not only a lot of internationals but also most Dutchies are open to switch languages for … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leiden’s Musea

No matter if family and friends are visiting or you have a day off – autumn is the ideal time for a culture day! With its 13 museums, Leiden is … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam survival guide

Let’s be real. Our first time in the Dutch capital was purely overwhelming: Crowds, souvenir shops and no sense of orientation. I vividly remember my friends and me walking into … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Things to Do in Maastricht

  Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to go out and explore the Netherlands – especially considering that as an international student, it might be your last few … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Keukenhof – is it worth a visit?

Keukenhof gardens are renowned the world over – despite only being open for a total of nine weeks every year between March and May. It’s marketed as one of the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Speaking Dutch in the Netherlands? Harder than you might think..

Most international students, on arriving in the Netherlands (most for the first time), will make an effort to learn Dutch. Even if it’s only the basics of goedemorgen, leuk, or … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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