THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Conquering the Ocean: Almere

Called as the land below the sea, the Dutch has probably the most expertise on earth on managing water and keep the water from flooding the lands that are below … Continue reading

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cuteness Overload: Dutch Dog Breeds

Members of our families, best friends for life, our furry cute companions: dogs! Many Dutch families have a pet and it often is a dog. There are 11 dog breeds … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

How to Begin to Self-Study Dutch: A Few Tips

Eager to get to know a new culture? Yes?… Great! You successfully took the first step to start. Adapting to a wholly new culture, being surrounded by a new language … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Speaking Dutch in the Netherlands? Harder than you might think..

Most international students, on arriving in the Netherlands (most for the first time), will make an effort to learn Dutch. Even if it’s only the basics of goedemorgen, leuk, or … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who needs train tickets when you have books? Boekenweek 2018

Perhaps it’s a stereotype, but the Dutch seem to have made getting a good deal into an art form. Boekenweek, a week-long festival celebrating Dutch literature took place two weeks … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dank je wel for everything Nederland. Goodbye!

Guest blogger Hannah Foster spent a year studying in the Netherlands at Leiden University.  This is her last blog post for The Leidener. “Wilt u een bon?” “Nee hoor, dank … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Coming to LU? Expect coffee

Just like real people, students also like to drink tea and coffee. You’re coming to LU and thinking ‘will I find tea and coffee in The Netherlands??’ The answer is … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Feasting at Leiden’s Weekly Market

I think it’s fair to say that one of the best things about Leiden is its weekly market on the Nieuwe Rijn. It’s here that on a Wednesday and Saturday … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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