THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

(How) Should You Learn Dutch?

One of the questions I have often been asked whether it is possible to live in the Netherlands without knowing Dutch? Well, the answer is yes! The Dutch are very … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why You Should Definitely Attend the Orientation Week (OWL)?

Hoi, allemaal! Yesterday, I submitted my thesis proposal and my last grade was announced. This was the declaration of Winter Break for me! Then, I decided to write my first-ever … Continue reading

December 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Liquorice – What makes the Dutch like it so much?

If you are an international who has lived in the Netherlands for at least a few months, the following scenario probably sounds familiar to you. A Dutch friend offers you … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

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