THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Natural Wonder:  Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Netherlands has beautiful nature and terrains varying from dunes to forests, lakes to rivers. This leads to rich flora and fauna for the country with countless species. To see … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Let’s Have a Boat Tour

It is no surprise anymore to see many people on boats cruising through the canals of Leiden as soon as the sun shows its face a little bit. Dutch people … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conquering the Ocean – Part 1: Almere

Called as the land below the sea, the Dutch has probably the most expertise on earth on managing water and keep the water from flooding the lands that are below … Continue reading

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Modern Tradition: Backpacks on Flagpoles

Did you spot the backpacks hanging on the flagpole of many houses, along with a Dutch flag, last month? Not only backpacks but if you look closer you could see … Continue reading

July 27, 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

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

Your Very First Day in the Netherlands- What to Expect

I remember my first day in the Netherlands like it was yesterday. The flight from Israel was an emotional journey, spent listening to sad end-of-an-era songs  followed by energetic beginning-of-something-new … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Events in The Hague (May + June)

Classes are almost over and summer is hopefully starting too. Many of you are probably already heading back home or going on holiday with friends, but if you’re staying in … Continue reading

May 21, 2019 · 1 Comment