THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How to Pass the Time in Quarantine

One of my friends summarized her situation as “My life is cancelled”, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. University buildings are closed, many of us are … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in the Sun

As autumn creeps in and deadlines get closer, sometimes you need a weekend away to recharge and relax. Leiden’s proximity to Amsterdam Schiphol airport mean that you’re well situated to … Continue reading

September 30, 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

Live Music and LUPride

Live music is one of the great joys in life, and while I may not be at all musical, that doesn’t stop me enjoying it! As part of a New … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Going Outside… Or Staying Inside?

One year ago, I was a very lazy person who simply slacked on all her homework and always rushed 1 hour before deadlines. Events and activities organized by Leiden University or … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Making of a Dutch Groupie

Disclaimer : If you were looking for the Dutch Penny Lane, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but no Kate Hudson here. Still, stay for a while, you’ll enjoy it.   … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment