THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Sea, Sun, Sand: Going to the Beach from Leiden

Even though the weather went back to ‘Dutch normals’ quite quickly, we all still live with the nice memories of the Sunday 2 weeks ago, 2nd of June when for … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Good weather is finally here!

Unfortunately, Dutch weather is not the greatest. However, the sun is finally out and it is warm enough to go to the beach! Yes, it’s that time of the year … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ideas for Sunny Days in Leiden

If the heat hasn’t entirely worn you out by now, here are some ideas for how to spend the sunny days in Leiden as the year is drawing to a … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

beach day in november

One funny habit of the Dutch is complaining about the weather. Let’s be honest though: we cannot really blame them for that – skies are grey pretty often. But then, the … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

To the Beach at night!

If you weren’t away for summer holidays then It seems that there were quite a few things to do this week. There was the lowlands festival which I watched online … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

My first flight was from scenic northern Ontario to Toronto. I had chosen a 12 hour layover so that I could hang out with my good friend Jon in Toronto. … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Perseids are here!

Every year as the Earth orbits the Sun it passes through Comet debris on its path – this results in a shower of meteors through different constellations around the year. … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Summer in The Hague – Parks and the Beach

It is summer in The Hague: my study buddies are traveling, my family is far away, only a very small group of friends is still here with me – so … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Katwijk at night – the pictures + ISS

Right, so I finally managed to upload pictures from that night at the beach. If you haven’t read it then let me remind you this was me being silly and … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment