THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

“If you want to know what’s important to a culture, learn their language.”

That’s what Joanne Harris once said, and she couldn’t have been more correct. Before I moved to the Netherlands, I couldn’t imagine staying in a country this long without feeling … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

3 things to do before moving to Leiden- Part 3- Learning Dutch

Being fluent in Dutch is not a requirement of English-taught courses at University. However, especially if you are moving to Leiden for your Bachelor Studies, it might be nice to … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spreken or not to speak?

So you’re coming to the Netherlands… Your friends are amused at the whole situation: You don’t speak a word of Dutch, so how are you supposed to follow a whole … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment