The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Rotterdam: First Impressions

One thing you’ll notice about Rotterdam is how hard it is to walk through the city without commenting on the buildings. The entire city looks like a modern art exhibit, … Continue reading

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October 2, 2015 · 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

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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

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May 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hippie Market – Trying to escape the hubbub of King´s Day for a while

“King´s day” in The Hague  Wow! It´s the King´s birthday on Sunday and the entire country celebrates “King´s day” – the first King´s day in a very, very long time! … Continue reading

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April 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Who is Zwarte Piet?

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, men, women and anything in between on the jury, it is my very warm pleasure to be writing here today on a subject that is … Continue reading

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November 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Strings attached: How to survive a kite festival

Keen students of the output of The Leidener will already have noticed a strong penchant among our authorship for doing just about anything, as shameless as it may sound (or … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment