The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

beach day in november

One funny habit of the Dutch is complaining about the weather. Let’s be honest though: we cannot really blame them for that – skies are grey pretty often. But then, the … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hotels in Leiden Centrum

Are you planning on visiting Leiden? Or are you already here and your parents are coming over to see you? Here are few comfy hotel suggestions.

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October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

3 tips for a weekend trip in the Netherlands

When people ask me, what I like the most about living in the Netherlands, the answer is very simple. I love the short distances: they make enjoying daytrips and weekend … Continue reading

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October 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

One doesn’t simply go to Madrid..

„Don’t go there, live there!“ and then, you will fall in love with the place – that’s what I would add to Airbnb’s current slogan. Living in Madrid for a … Continue reading

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October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

Leiden University, thank you for everything, and see you later!

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July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Researching Lissabon – Part I

As promised a few weeks ago, here the first post about our Honours College trip to Lisbon. Our program in Lisbon was packed with meetings, field research and discussion rounds. … Continue reading

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May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

End of Semester: You Can Do It!

  I do not even need to guess it; yes, you must be struggling with exams or papers at this point of the academic year. The end of semester is … Continue reading

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May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Leiden to Lisbon

For the last few weeks, we have been quite busy organizing a field trip to Lisbon for Honours College. We will be researching Portugal’s integration policy and cultural diversity during … Continue reading

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April 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Spring Time – Tulip Time- Visitor Time

Yes, spring is officially here and with it come “The Visitors”. If you don’t know what to do with your visiting friends-parents-grandparents-aunts or cousins, here are my favorite spots in … Continue reading

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April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 reasons to study abroad — while you’re abroad!

5 reasons for studying abroad (while you’re already abroad), that go beyond the typical ‘boosting your CV’ and ‘escaping Dutch weather’.

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March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment