THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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

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

Serenity in the city: The Hague’s most wonderful woodland

Uni is back and summer already seems like it never happened. But the good news is that now is as good a time as any for being outdoors and indulging in the best woodland walks The Hague has to offer & treating yourself to a calm mind.

September 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

Veganism vs. the Netherlands

Upon starting my new academic, personal and cultural life in the Netherlands I subsequently decided to try out a new way of life. Veganism had featured in my social media, … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Johan Huizinga, the Great Historian

In the previous blog post I talked about Justus Lipsius and how the University building in the centre of Leiden came to be named after him. Now, I would like … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Justus Lipsius and the building that took his name

Ever wondered where the names of our University’s buildings originate from? What is their history? It is important for the students of such an ancient and renowned University to know … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Being A Leidener

As I graduated from my LLM programme at Leiden University, my journey as a blogger at the Leidener also comes to an end. The best way to say farewell to … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment