THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Short Guide to Bruges

My expectations of a city-trip to Bruges entirely revolved around quintessential Belgian stereotypes: I was going to eat the best-tasting fries ever, the best-tasting chocolate ever, all the while wandering … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Travel Cheap Within Europe

One of the major reasons I choose Netherlands instead of USA, Australia, Korea, Japan and UK (not within Schengen Countries) is that I can travel within 26 European countries with … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a 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

Best European EDM Summer Festivals

Having purchased my ticket for Mysteryland last week means one thing and one thing only – FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US! I thought it’d be a good idea to make … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Hopeless Romantic in Paris (Part 2)

Take a turn at Rue Bonaparte and walk to the Boulevard Saint-Germain. There you can feel the liveliness of a Parisian street at night. Children of the choir sing in … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Hopeless Romantic in Paris (Part 1)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pining for the Gums: Christmas on its head

As every new holiday season comes around, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and countless other nations in the Southern hemisphere, are festooned with wintery icons of a Eurocentric world. In … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment