THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Moving out from Leiden

The good times come to an end, the semester and even the summer has (almost) ended. Time to face the truth: you will be leaving your home for the last … Continue reading

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Natural Wonder:  Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Netherlands has beautiful nature and terrains varying from dunes to forests, lakes to rivers. This leads to rich flora and fauna for the country with countless species. To see … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

LIFF – Leiden International Film Festival

Being an international city, Leiden also hosts one of the biggest international film festivals in the country: Leiden International Film Festival. 14th edition of the festival will take place from … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Let’s Have a Boat Tour

It is no surprise anymore to see many people on boats cruising through the canals of Leiden as soon as the sun shows its face a little bit. Dutch people … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 2

An advantage of workgroups is that students are compelled to form their own opinion and to intervene during class. However, the participation grade might push many to speak even if … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Evening with Mark Knopfler

At the end of last month, on 23rd of June, I had the chance to listen to one of my favourite lead-singers of all time live. As the concert meant … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

An exclusive preview of the Lakenhal Museum

As I am writing this article, I am sitting on my windowsill facing one of the oldest and biggest canals in Leiden and am waiting for the arrival of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Leidener’s Guide to Buying Flowers

My favourite part of the Saturday market (and Wednesday of course) is the flowers of infinite kind and colour. Even if I won’t be buying any that day, I still … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Studying IBP – What you should know before

It is eleven pm, my eyes are definitely working against me and I am sitting at home with my statistics textbook unopened lying next to me. I should be studying … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

A Day in Brussels

I have been to Brussels with my programme in the beginning of November to visit the European Union institutions, which was a great opportunity to see the ones who doesn’t … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

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