THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

An Intro to Studying in The Hague

When most people think about studying at Leiden University, inevitably they envision the city of Leiden. Yet there are several studies based in The Hague. There are 17 studies, including … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Place to Visit: Leiden Christmas Market

The other day, I was a bit bored with studies. I texted my friends for lunch and they told me that they were about to take off for the Christmas … Continue reading

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Volunteerig For The WWF

You are an international, into sustainability and interested in volunteering? Then keep on reading, this is for you! When I started my studies, I had a very long list of … Continue reading

December 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Why You Should Definitely Attend the Orientation Week (OWL)?

Hoi, allemaal! Yesterday, I submitted my thesis proposal and my last grade was announced. This was the declaration of Winter Break for me! Then, I decided to write my first-ever … Continue reading

December 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Winter is Coming to Leiden

Some of you have been looking forward to this, others probably dreaded it. But it is undeniable: Winter has officially reached the Netherlands! The cold season has a special place … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Hugo Grotius: one of the founding fathers of International Law

Today I’m going to talk about the all-famous Dutch Jurist Hugo Grotius, a renowned alumnus of Leiden University. While no university buildings have been named after him, the Leiden Law … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Willebrord Snellius, the real star of Leiden

I have talked about great historians and law experts in the previous blog posts; today let me introduce you to a great mathematician and astronomer: Willebrord Snellius van Royen. I … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Hague Housing part 2: Your Rights

So, you have managed to find a room/house and you’re finally safe to start the academic semester without the worry of where you’ll sleep tonight! Congrats! But suddenly your landlord … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

On graduating and becoming a Leiden University alumni

Tomorrow I will graduate from the two-year Research Masters I studied at the Faculty of Archaeology and will officially become an alumni of Leiden University. This also means that this … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Nine things to do in Leiden you can’t miss

As I have now finished my masters studies in Leiden, I wanted to make a list of recommendations to new students who are just arriving to this wonderful university city. … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment