THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Good weather is finally here!

Unfortunately, Dutch weather is not the greatest. However, the sun is finally out and it is warm enough to go to the beach! Yes, it’s that time of the year … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Keep Cycling!

Today was the day of the bike tour for the 444th anniversary of Leiden University. It was full of sweat, muscle tension, and huge smiles. Cycling through many picturesque terrains … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

44.4 Km for The 444th Anniversary

Leiden University is celebrating its 444th anniversary this year. Having a glorious history, Leiden University arranges many events to honour its symbolic year turn.   Among others, there will be … Continue reading

May 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exploring The Neighbouring Towns of Leiden – Part Wassenaar

Finally, we have long day times and bright sunshine over the Netherlands. It calls for having more outdoor activities for me. Then it suggests a good period of time to … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

How-To: Biking Through the Tulip Fields

It’s warm outside, the sun is shining, and flowers are blooming all around. You’ve got it- it’s spring! Here in the Netherlands, it means something else, too- tulip season!   … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hidden Nature Gems of Leiden: Part 1

If you are, like me, in love with nature and looking for charming spots to get your weekly dose of green, then you know that not that easy. It’s true, … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · 3 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

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