The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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 · 1 Comment

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Top 5 Leiden based Instagrams

Leiden is such a pretty city, with lots of hidden corners, so it’s no surprise there’s a whole host of Leiden based instagrams. Leiden University has lots of cute city … Continue reading

January 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

A sunny autumn in Leiden

During Autumn the beautiful parks which Leiden is renowned for turn into a haze of red and yellow leaves, ripening fruits and nuts, cold breath fogging in the air, and … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Things to Do in Maastricht

  Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to go out and explore the Netherlands – especially considering that as an international student, it might be your last few … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Windmills, quaint houses, and… chocolate?! – A Zaanse Schans adventure

The weather has finally decided that it’s officially spring, making it prime-time to explore the best that the Netherlands has to offer. The first place on my list was Zaanse … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holland has hills! – Day-trip to National Park Veluwezoom

The Netherlands is famous for its incredible flatness, and for good reason, more than a quarter of the country lies below sea-level! As a student coming from Wales, the land … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finally, spring has sprung?

  Ignoring the false starts, it’s now officially Spring and that means it’s time to enjoy the green sights of Leiden and The Hague. Coinciding neatly with essay and exam … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Leiden: Where are the Best Parks in the City?

The leaves are starting to turn orange, and Leiden has been transformed into an autumn-lover’s dream. Is there anything more picturesque than the canals lined by golden trees, accompanied by … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hortus Honey

Did you know Leiden’s Hortus Botanicus makes its own Honey? Bees are very important for gardens. All plants that pollinate need bees to bloom and reproduce. Pollen is essential for the life of … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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