THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Cheap getaways: pt. 1 – Ghent

Here in Leiden we really are at the “doorstep of Europe”! Even after several months, I am still amazed by how incredibly close everything is. This comes in handy when … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

A One-Day Trip to the Carnival in Maastricht

The carnival is an amazing tradition, and an interesting one, since not all cities in the Netherlands celebrate it. It’s fun and energizing, and definitely something worth experiencing, especially for … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

An International in Leiden

Being an international in the Netherlands is a bit scary at first. I mean, if the language is not enough to scare you off, all the odd traditions will soon … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cultural Spring

Spring is around the corner and so are a variety of cultural events in Leiden. No matter if you like music, food, poetry or late night exhibitions – read below … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Getting out of Leiden

Despite how beautiful and charming Leiden is, there is one thing all students in Leiden seem to love doing: leaving it! Leiden is perfectly located in the center of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leiden, For the Record

There are many adjectives one could use to describe Leiden: welcoming, charming, warm, artistic, vintage. The latter two unveil one of the reasons I love this city: whereas Amsterdam offers … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

Festivals in the Netherlands: March – April – May edition

In student cities full of life like Leiden and The Hague there is always something coming up. However, sometimes the nicest events are not that easy to find and it … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Passing the time in Leiden

Being a student is, luckily, not all about studying. Other than the time you spend at Uni and the time you spend at home, there is sometimes a wonderful gap … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sustainability news: from cups to toilet paper!

Let’s talk about some practical issue that may interest you very much.  If you are spending time in any of the University buildings these days you may have noticed that … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

A bit of summer in winter

Just when I thought this winter was never going to end, it couldn’t get any colder and I had lost my third pair of gloves (I’m not even kidding…unfortunately), February … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 6 Comments

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