THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Amsterdam survival guide

Let’s be real. Our first time in the Dutch capital was purely overwhelming: Crowds, souvenir shops and no sense of orientation. I vividly remember my friends and me walking into … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Windmills, quaint houses, and… chocolate?! – A Zaanse Schans adventure

The weather has finally decided that it’s officially spring, making it prime-time to explore the best that the Netherlands has to offer. The first place on my list was Zaanse … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Museum Day in Amsterdam

Within a week, the Netherlands has jumped drastically from a pretty-cold autumn into fully-fledged winter. Now that term is ending as well, reward yourself for finishing all those term papers … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Short Guide to De Pijp, Amsterdam

Search ‘De Pijp’ in Google and you’ll get a host of quintessential guides to where to go, what to do, and where to eat in De Pijp. A neighbourhood in … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Last semester I was enthralled by the Dutch Painting course (Dutch Painting 1400-1950: introduction to the Art History of the Netherlands) that I took as part of my Erasmus exchange. This … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Unleashing My Science Geek at Science Center NEMO

Even though I am a Humanities student, I have always addressed myself as a science geek. It all started when I was in kindergarten. A lot of girls around my … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam-Part 4

The Van Gogh Museum usually closes at 6.00 pm except for Friday at 10.00 pm. I was due to see my cousin and her son around 5.30 pm on the … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam Part 3

When we were waiting for the train to Amsterdam central station, I received a message from my cousin. She asked where we were and how long it took from Leiden … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam -Part 2

My Hungarian friend contacted me around 9.10 pm when he arrived nearly in The Hague. I replied that he could get off the bus in The Hague and Leiden is … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

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