The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Thermos and Thermals: Tips on Surviving Dutch Winter

For many international students, moving to Leiden can be the first experience of a Northern European Winter. Cold, wet, dark, windy, and long are the defining features that stick in many … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.

This is a quote from Woody Allen, I believe the original is an old Yiddish proverb “We plan, God laughs.” but you get the idea. Every time I heard this … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Housing Games

-Oh hey, how was that house you went to look at today? -Umm… It was… weird. Very weird. -What do you mean? Well here’s what I mean: We are three … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Living in Leiden – or: how to flatter your flat

The leaves are falling, Leiden has put on its best autumnal dress, and the new semester is already in full swing. To all those of you who are new in … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Sugar rush and sound shock in the former embassy

Imagine living in a nice old villa in a charming neighborhood in The Hague. Imagine the house having an enchanting spirit for it being a former Congolese embassy. Imagine living … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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