THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Welcome to the Netherlands: Outside the Randstad

One of my favourite childhood memories is going to dentist. Weird kid I was right, loving to go to the dentist. Well to be honest, it wasn’t going to the … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Three parks in Leiden that you can’t miss

Leiden is a beautiful city with plenty of historical monuments and built heritage, and as you walk through its central streets and canals you would think there are not many … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Natural Wonder:  Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Netherlands has beautiful nature and terrains varying from dunes to forests, lakes to rivers. This leads to rich flora and fauna for the country with countless species. To see … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Long haul? No problem!

For many internationals, the move to the Netherlands may be one of the first long haul flights you take! As I moved here from the UK this wasn’t my experience … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The City in the North: Groningen

At the end of last month, I had the chance to visit Groningen, thanks to an interview I had there. I actually visited the city before, with my best friend … Continue reading

July 23, 2019 · 4 Comments

My visit to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk – Part 1

Just a few kilometres northwest of Leiden lies one of the most advanced research centres in Europe: ESTEC. The European Space Technology and Research Centre is located in the coastal … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Summer plan: Visit the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and see European bison

Now that summer is here, and hopefully all of the final exams and assignments are done and over with, it is time to enjoy the good weather and spend time … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

My trip to Brussels to visit the EU institutions

It was a cold early morning of end October when I left Leiden with my fellow colleagues to embark in a three-days trip to the Belgian capital. The European Union … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Visit to CJEU: Part 2 – The Court

In the second part of my CJEU visit, following the first one on the city of Luxembourg which you can read from here, I want to share my experience from … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Visit to the CJEU: Part 1 – Luxembourg

As a part of my studies, I have just been to Luxembourg, to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In this two-part series, I will tell … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

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