THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Willebrord Snellius, the real star of Leiden

I have talked about great historians and law experts in the previous blog posts; today let me introduce you to a great mathematician and astronomer: Willebrord Snellius van Royen. I … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Being A Leidener

As I graduated from my LLM programme at Leiden University, my journey as a blogger at the Leidener also comes to an end. The best way to say farewell to … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam Seafood Festival

A new term emerged for seafood lovers: seafoodie, which I like to consider myself as. Apart from different types of fish, I love any type of seafood from mussels to … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Three parks in Leiden that you can’t miss

Leiden is a beautiful city with plenty of historical monuments and built heritage, and as you walk through its central streets and canals you would think there are not many … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

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