THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Dutch v. Turkish Breakfast Part 2: The Content

Following my article on how different the meaning of breakfast is in Dutch and Turkish cultures, I would like to talk about the content of two types of breakfast. I … Continue reading

August 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dutch v. Turkish Breakfast Part 1: The Culture

My latest trip to home made me think about how different the breakfast cultures of Turkey and the Netherlands. Before listing some of the main differences and similarities as for … Continue reading

August 26, 2019 · 1 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

12 things that will happen to a German student in Leiden

Northern Germany and The Netherlands are similar in many ways: the language sounds familiar, the weather surely is and people will tell you what is on their mind just as directly. Well, … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · 1 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

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

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

Verenigingen? Big Five

Many of Leiden University’s study programs offer their own association and students have various options to join music and sports clubs. But, there is another huge part to Leiden’s student … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment