THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

5 Essential Items to Get Through the Semester

The second semester has started quite quickly and it seems even busier than the first one (how is it even possible?)  No need to panic though. Here are 5 essential … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sustainability news: from cups to toilet paper!

Let’s talk about some practical issue that may interest you very much.  If you are spending time in any of the University buildings these days you may have noticed that … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

How to Begin to Self-Study Dutch: A Few Tips

Eager to get to know a new culture? Yes?… Great! You successfully took the first step to start. Adapting to a wholly new culture, being surrounded by a new language … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Facts to Know About Leiden University

Whether you already are a student or planning to apply for, there are some key facts you should know about Leiden University. 1. Oldest university in the Netherlands Established by … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Mushrooms, coffee and sustainability

Mushrooms, coffee and sustainability… How are these three things related you might ask? Read on and you’ll find out. Last Friday I went to a really interesting workshop on how … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 3 Comments

Which NS Subscription is Right for You?

There is probably nowhere you cannot reach with public transportation in the Netherlands. Whether you live in Leiden or The Hague and need to travel in between for your lectures … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Top Work-Friendly Café’s in Leiden & The Hague

If you are anything like me, the end of February marks a slight dip in motivation. Classes are in full swing post-exams, and for those who are finishing their block, … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 1 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

Thermos and Thermals: Tips on Surviving Dutch Winter

For many international students, moving to Leiden can be the first experience of a Northern European Winter. Cold, wet, dark, windy, and long are the defining features that stick in many … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome home! (And welcome back to your studies)

January always feels strange to me, trying to get back into the routine of studying and catch up on emails and organisation post-break. Below are some quick-start tips to help … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment