THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The Hague Housing part 2: Your Rights

So, you have managed to find a room/house and you’re finally safe to start the academic semester without the worry of where you’ll sleep tonight! Congrats! But suddenly your landlord … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Housing in The Hague Part 1

It’s the time of year again! The time of sun, beach and parties, summer holiday!! But for many students this is also a time of stress and anxiety, the time … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Kamer gezocht?

It’s not a secret: Finding a room or an appartment in Leiden is quite a challenge – especially for students coming from abroad. But after sending outside  countless mails and seeing rooms … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 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