THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Museumnacht 2015: The Hague Edition

Having missed The Hague’s museum night in 2014, I was excited to see what this year’s event had in store. After buying tickets online (€15 for the whole night), a … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Eight: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

To me, isolation from civilization can be an amazing experience. You turn off your electronic devices and settle in, and realize that you can breath easier now. There is no … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Part Seven: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Today, my dreams fade like an echoing cascade of soft whispers. A ukulele starts playing and then Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s silky voice begins, “Oohh Oohh Oooh… Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, and the dreams that you dreamed of, once in a lullabye, ahhh ooohh…”

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Six: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

I highly recommend Freshii for tasty healthy meals. Naz and I went on a walk to appreciate the local street art. We didn’t have time to see nearly all of it, mainly because it started to torrential downpour, but I took a few pictures to share.

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Four: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

The wine was something amazing, with a variety of tastes to choose from. The music was thumping, and the bodies bumping. Most people were actors or artists, or singers, or designers of some type or another. .

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 3-Excursion for Limes in the Netherlands -Materiality is in Detail (2)

Around 9.20 am, a young lady rode a bike to the entrance of the park. I was sitting on the bench made of stone. She had a folder bike and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Mauritshuis shines again!

One Friday afternoon I visited the Mauritshuis – 13:00 o´clock – no bad time to go to the museum. The queue extended only to the corner, later we saw that … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Kröller-Müller Museum experience.

I am a big fan of the iconic Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh and I have been inspired by him. From a very early age I watched movies like ‘Lust … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chilling in Northern Europe 2 – Denmark, or Danmark

Tired of extended deadlines from my exam week, I randomly skipped my class on several weeks ago and escaped. After a weekend sight-seeing, I came back with 100% energy and … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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