THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

(How) Should You Learn Dutch?

One of the questions I have often been asked whether it is possible to live in the Netherlands without knowing Dutch? Well, the answer is yes! The Dutch are very … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dutch Foods You Need to Try During Your Stay

All my friends from Turkey ask me what does the traditional Dutch cuisine look like since I moved to the Netherlands because, you know, food is very important for Turkish … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate `Day-Trip to Utrecht` Guide

Hoi, allemal! When you are an international student, first, you would like to explore the country that you study in. Apart from learning the language and the culture, international students … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finally! – Moco Museum, visited.

The Netherlands have hundreds of museums, which you can find 13 of them in Leiden all in walking distance of one another, exhibit millions of historical and artistry pieces. While … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cycling in the Netherlands

If you are going to live in the Netherlands, or even just visiting the Netherlands, you need to know that your main way of transportation will be cycling. Therefore, I … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to get a cheap Dutch course

If you’re moving to the Netherlands this summer, chances are you’re not exactly fluent in Dutch. That’s totally fine. After all, the Dutch are known for speaking very good English. … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Dutch food tradition for the holidays

It’s that time of the year again where everyone is spending time together and having dinners together. However as students on a budget and without tons of space hosting a … Continue reading

December 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Place to Visit: Leiden Christmas Market

The other day, I was a bit bored with studies. I texted my friends for lunch and they told me that they were about to take off for the Christmas … Continue reading

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Traditional dutch food: pepernoten

The time of pepernoten is officially over. After last night’s Pakjesavond, the evening where Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa) delivered gifts to all children in the Netherlands, and everyone … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sint Maarten: the Dutch Halloween like tradition

The Dutch have their own tradition that is very similar to Halloween

October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

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