The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Throwback: China in The Hague and sweet memories of celebration

The last few months have been Hell! My savings are finishing, looking for a job is hard when you’re still studying and don’t have much time, and especially THESIS!! It … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – Second Semester

This is a follow up to the post: What’s It Like To Be A Third Year? – First Semester I’ve had a very different outlook as I came back from … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You – A Post About Ankara

On the 13th of March there was an explosion in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, it was the third attack in the last five months. According to the most recent … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Perks of Studying and Living in Leiden (1/2) – Look at These Lovely Animals!

I used to be a 100% “urban” girl back home in China, living in various types of concrete forests. Even when I came here to the Netherlands and got enrolled in … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

#Study in the Netherlands# Episode 2

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September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Boekenzolder

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx   For its small size, Leiden never ceases to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hitchhiking competition: 1500 km to Barcelona

Who arrives first in Barcelona via hitchhiking and without spending any money on rides?! This was the question, which led  19 teams out of 2 or 3 students on Saturday … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ij-Hallen – Holland’s best kept secret

Imagine two huge warehouses full of everything you could ever dream of. Now imagine you can actually afford all the things that you’ve wanted to buy but didn’t think you … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art in Leiden – the Open Makers

In my first blog post for the Leidener, I wrote about the tiny but lovely art scene here in Leiden  I had discovered at the Kunstroute. (http://theleidener.com/2012/10/08/an-art-treasure-hunt-at-the-kunstroute/). That was in … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 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