THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Night at the Museum: Leiden Edition

Haven’t had the chance to explore the rich collections of the Leiden museums? Or you have already been to some but looking for to complete the list? Leiden Museum Night … Continue reading

May 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Step back in time at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Last Saturday I visited the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, a museum I had heard about both from friends who had already visited it as well as in a museology course … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Break in sight? – Catch a flight: Milan edition

One of my favorite reasons for being in the Netherlands is the possibility to travel outside of the Netherlands. My masters program is quite demanding, so my free time is … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cultural Spring

Spring is around the corner and so are a variety of cultural events in Leiden. No matter if you like music, food, poetry or late night exhibitions – read below … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Windmills, quaint houses, and… chocolate?! – A Zaanse Schans adventure

The weather has finally decided that it’s officially spring, making it prime-time to explore the best that the Netherlands has to offer. The first place on my list was Zaanse … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Japan is cool and it’s everywhere

Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Alfred J. Kwak… I have a confession to make; I had never really thought that so many of my childhood favorite characters actually originate … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Going Back to My Roots at Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde

On a very sunny winter day, I decided to take a break from revising. It had been a long time since I had my last me-time (read: doing the things … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hands-on classes: a museum exhibition experience

Last Thursday I witnessed a very cool thing! I went with a couple of friends to the opening night of an exhibition about Buddhism at Leiden’s Museum Volkenkunde (the museum … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Unleashing My Science Geek at Science Center NEMO

Even though I am a Humanities student, I have always addressed myself as a science geek. It all started when I was in kindergarten. A lot of girls around my … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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