The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Best Places for Brunch in Leiden

The second semester is now underway, and it’s possible that you’ll have friends and family coming for a visit in the next few months. If you’re still looking for that … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

5 Things I’ve Learnt About the Netherlands This Semester

Returning to the UK at the end of this first semester, I’ve started to notice obvious differences between the two lands that hadn’t occurred to me before. For all that’s … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Museum Day in Amsterdam

Within a week, the Netherlands has jumped drastically from a pretty-cold autumn into fully-fledged winter. Now that term is ending as well, reward yourself for finishing all those term papers … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Feasting at Leiden’s Weekly Market

I think it’s fair to say that one of the best things about Leiden is its weekly market on the Nieuwe Rijn. It’s here that on a Wednesday and Saturday … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on biking – The “Dutchest” way of transport

Four (random) things you need to know about biking in The Hague – for all newcomers to biking… 1) You cannot park your bike wherever you want, even if it … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hague: A Defence

Like the majority of visitors to the Netherlands, my conception of a Dutch city was formed during a brief weekend trip to Amsterdam last year. And it was in the … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Biking in Zuid-Holland Forests and Bike Paths!

As the months go by, I finally experience my first autumn in Europe. I feel so excited because it is my first autumn and so far it’s been my favorite … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 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

April 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Feels like I arrived yesterday

When nostalgia hits, it hits. Ever had that moment where you stumble into university with all these hopes and expectations, thinking three years is a LONG time? Well, I certainly … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The long journey home

It’s coming to an end. My time in Leiden, the city that now feels well and truly like home, will peter out in less than a month, an event that … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 2 Comments