THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

How The Netherlands provided me with having families from all around the world?

Being an international student comes with the opportunity to establish friendships with people from various cultures and nations. By hosting thousands of international students every semester, Dutch universities are one … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Dutch food tradition for the holidays

It’s that time of the year again where everyone is spending time together and having dinners together. However as students on a budget and without tons of space hosting a … Continue reading

December 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exams are nearly over – for now!

You’re back from Christmas at home and everyone is asking, “how were the holidays?” The answer you give? “Oh, fine. Yours?” The honest answer: you have been procrastinating and/or crying … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a 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

November 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Who is Sinterklaas?

Fellow readers, I hope you have behaved this year. Sinterklaas has arrived in town. “Sinter who?” you might be asking yourselves. Well, he is definitely not your ordinary guy-in-red-who-gives-presents-around-the-end-of-the-year. No … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments