THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Rudolph Cleveringa, the Hero of Leiden University

I mentioned Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa in the previous post about Johan Huizinga; he was the colleague who offered Huizinga a place to live after he was forced to flee the … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment