The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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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

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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

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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

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November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam-Part 4

The Van Gogh Museum usually closes at 6.00 pm except for Friday at 10.00 pm. I was due to see my cousin and her son around 5.30 pm on the … Continue reading

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September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam Part 3

When we were waiting for the train to Amsterdam central station, I received a message from my cousin. She asked where we were and how long it took from Leiden … Continue reading

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September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museumnacht 2015: The Hague Edition

Having missed The Hague’s museum night in 2014, I was excited to see what this year’s event had in store. After buying tickets online (€15 for the whole night), a … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Madurodam – Holland in Miniature.

We all know that Holland is a great country and that it has plenty of sights to offer. But, what if you find yourselves in this country for a short … Continue reading

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March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Kröller-Müller Museum experience.

I am a big fan of the iconic Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh and I have been inspired by him. From a very early age I watched movies like ‘Lust … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

A visit to the Schindler’s Museum.

Very few museums have managed to capture my attention as one particular museum in the city of Krakow has. The museum I am referring to is the Oskar Schindler factory … Continue reading

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December 28, 2014 · 2 Comments