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

Sustainable Pitch Perfect II

Welcome back! This is part II of the Sustainable Business Battle article – if you haven’t read the first one yet, I’d suggest you do that. Or you don’t. It’s … Continue reading

March 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sustainable Pitch Perfect

Did you see the annual Facebook ad for the Sustainable Business Battle yet? It’s one of the best examples for an ad worth clicking on. The Sustainable Business Battle (SBB) … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Meet the Green Kitchen!

Who doesn’t love good food and great company? Add a good cause to the mix, and you have Leiden’s Green Kitchen! The Green Kitchen is a student initiative raising awareness … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Valentines Alternatives

It’s fast approaching that time of year again – Valentines day. As the shelves fill with chocolate the air fills with love (for some).  This day isn’t for everyone, for … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Local’s Guide to London’s Food

For around €50 and an hour’s flight, you can find yourself in one of the most famous cities on earth – London. London is massive and it can be hard … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Surfing in Winter?

Defying bad weather is something the Dutch are very good at. No matter how windy or rainy it is, you’ll see them biking around town and doing what Dutch people … Continue reading

January 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

Winter is Coming to Leiden

Some of you have been looking forward to this, others probably dreaded it. But it is undeniable: Winter has officially reached the Netherlands! The cold season has a special place … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Liquorice – What makes the Dutch like it so much?

If you are an international who has lived in the Netherlands for at least a few months, the following scenario probably sounds familiar to you. A Dutch friend offers you … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment