THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

A Dutch Treasure: Keukenhof

What is more Dutch than tulips of countless kind and colour? Its history dating back to the 15th century as the garden of Keukenhof Castle, Keukenhof has been hosting the … Continue reading

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Healthy and Dutchy: Haring

Each country has its own palate. Of course, the Netherlands has some peculiarities too. One of them and also among my favourites is Herring (Haring), with its special eating method … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

A One-Day Trip to the Carnival in Maastricht

The carnival is an amazing tradition, and an interesting one, since not all cities in the Netherlands celebrate it. It’s fun and energizing, and definitely something worth experiencing, especially for … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 4 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

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

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

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