THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

A Modern Tradition: Backpacks on Flagpoles

Did you spot the backpacks hanging on the flagpole of many houses, along with a Dutch flag, last month? Not only backpacks but if you look closer you could see … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

12 things that will happen to a German student in Leiden

Northern Germany and The Netherlands are similar in many ways: the language sounds familiar, the weather surely is and people will¬†tell you what is on their mind just as directly.¬†Well, … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

A Dutch Treasure: Keukenhof

What is more Dutch than tulips of countless kind and colour? Its history dating back to the 15th century as the garden of Keukenhof Castle, Keukenhof has been hosting the … Continue reading

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

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