THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

A friendly contract: How to write a thesis before the end of summer

OK, so I don’t know if I’m breaking trade secrecy laws here, but I thought I’d take the time out to describe how I’ve gone about finishing a thesis in … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Maak ik een biertje

With my thesis handed in and the sun making eventual appearances in Leiden, it’s time to talk about things that matter… like beer. As a student blog, this is a … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

What to do on Queen’s day? A last minute research

I reckon you have heard about this curious myth around queen’s day more than a couple of times since you arrived. It is supposed to be THE event of your … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

Eat around the world: The ISN cooking club. Interview with gourmet chef Mason Carney

One thing that really characterises my student lifestyle here in Leiden is the tradition of meeting up with a bunch of people to make dinner together. At my previous Uni, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Think Monday, Think Noordermarkt

Do you have plans for this Monday? Yes, you read it right, I did say Monday and by plans I did not mean sleep (or lack of it). Some might … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment