THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Tony’s Chocolonely: For a Slave-free Chocolate Industry

Did these bright and cheerful colours of the packaging catch your eyes while shopping in the supermarket? As tasty as they are, bars of Tony’s Chocolonely has a sacred aim … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Manuscripts of South & Southeast Asia Workshop: inside the secretive world of Asian Studies

The University Library hosts a diverse scene of activity throughout the year, and its liveliness is characterised by much more than long coffee lines at Café Ubé or non-Asian studies … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

Teylingen, the ruins of a medieval castle a stone’s throw away from Leiden

The weekend before last I visited the ruins of the medieval castle of Teylingen. The weather was amazing, as spring is finally here. The day was sunny and actually a … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Explore The Netherlands on Your Day Off – Saturday in Breda

After my last exam period, this was my first Saturday off. As much as I love being in Leiden, Saturday is the day I enjoy being here the least, because … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Part 4 of Food in Leiden: Potluck!

One of the great joys of studying abroad is being part of the international community. The friends I’ve met since moving here come from all over the world, and with … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 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

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

Festivals in the Netherlands: March – April – May edition

In student cities full of life like Leiden and The Hague there is always something coming up. However, sometimes the nicest events are not that easy to find and it … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Let Me Check My Diary

Here in the Netherlands, life goes by appointments. We can simply call it as “diary culture”. Whether electronic or traditional, dairies constitute an inseparable part of daily life. Being in … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

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