The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How to: Utrecht

Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. And large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Finding motivation for writing your thesis (or for any course project)

Last week we entered the fourth quarter of the year and for me that means my thesis deadline is closer than ever. As the weather keeps getting better and better, … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Day Trip to the Oldest City in the Netherlands: Nijmegen

If you’ve been travelling to the cities around Leiden and if you’re looking for something new you can check out the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has been around … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Alternative to Tokyo: Studying in Southern Japan

Why do people who want to experience student life in Japan often choose Tokyo? Did they consider a less mainstream route in other areas? As a bachelor’s student in Tokyo … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

The ISN Cultural Festival is just around the corner!

  Gavin Fielding is currently studying his MA in International Relations and frequents the International Student Network events in Leiden.  The ISN International Cultural Festival is coming up and Gavin’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

International Day of Monuments and Sites

The Youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Nelson Mandela’s quote shapes this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites. This is why, we are happily presenting you eight … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who needs train tickets when you have books? Boekenweek 2018

Perhaps it’s a stereotype, but the Dutch seem to have made getting a good deal into an art form. Boekenweek, a week-long festival celebrating Dutch literature took place two weeks … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Verenigingen? Big Five

Many of Leiden University’s study programs offer their own association and students have various options to join music and sports clubs. But, there is another huge part to Leiden’s student … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finally, spring has sprung?

  Ignoring the false starts, it’s now officially Spring and that means it’s time to enjoy the green sights of Leiden and The Hague. Coinciding neatly with essay and exam … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spring Room Contest

Heads up to all of Leiden University‘s interior designers, DIY decorators, Pinteresters and Instagrammers: This Spring, we are looking for the prettiest, finest, chicest, most peculiar rooms! Do some spring cleaning, … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment