The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Morning Walks in The Hague

Three weeks of summer break have passed, and I am really surprised to find out that, during these three weeks, I managed to keep a super healthy lifestyle. I usually … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Madurodam – Holland in Miniature.

We all know that Holland is a great country and that it has plenty of sights to offer. But, what if you find yourselves in this country for a short … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Top 8 Free Music Festivals You Need to Check out This Summer

One of the best treats for a music lover here in the Netherlands is that there are quite a lot of festivals here – Best Kept Secret during this past … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Go Dutch Go Orange – Part One

Of course I had to write about King’s Day! And the night before! After I got admitted to Leiden, looking up events, carnivals, parties and quirky shops in Leiden, The … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

When the Dutchies follow you…

Coming from southern Germany and having lived in The Hague for half a year, I really started to get annoyed with this ever flat land. Indeed, I was trying to … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dutch Lesson #1

It is now just over a week since the infamous 3rd of October Leiden Ontzet (or the ‘Siege of Leiden’ – wikipedia it) and I’m just about starting to get … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spreken or not to speak?

So you’re coming to the Netherlands… Your friends are amused at the whole situation: You don’t speak a word of Dutch, so how are you supposed to follow a whole … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jargon jealousy

Last night I was watching Ik hou van Holland, and one of the rounds centred around songs that were originally Dutch but had had English covers made of them. The … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 2 Comments