THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Traditional dutch food: pepernoten

The time of pepernoten is officially over. After last night’s Pakjesavond, the evening where Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa) delivered gifts to all children in the Netherlands, and everyone … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sint Maarten: the Dutch Halloween like tradition

The Dutch have their own tradition that is very similar to Halloween

October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dutch v. Turkish Breakfast Part 2: The Content

Following my article on how different the meaning of breakfast is in Dutch and Turkish cultures, I would like to talk about the content of two types of breakfast. I … Continue reading

August 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dutch v. Turkish Breakfast Part 1: The Culture

My latest trip to home made me think about how different the breakfast cultures of Turkey and the Netherlands. Before listing some of the main differences and similarities as for … Continue reading

August 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Step back in time at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Last Saturday I visited the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, a museum I had heard about both from friends who had already visited it as well as in a museology course … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Moving or Visiting? Consider This!

Many great suggestions and tips can be found for students moving to the Netherlands for their bachelor or master studies. However, here are 3 things you should consider even if … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Explore The Netherlands on Your Day Off – Saturday in Breda

After my last exam period, this was my first Saturday off. As much as I love being in Leiden, Saturday is the day I enjoy being here the least, because … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cultural Spring

Spring is around the corner and so are a variety of cultural events in Leiden. No matter if you like music, food, poetry or late night exhibitions – read below … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

From Leiden to Lusaka – Conference Countdown

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia. Pleasure after Pressure After rubbing … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment