The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The 4 Seasons of the Haagse Bos

This past winter has been surprisingly tame – in a good way. It really sneaked by, at least for me. I managed not to catch a cold – or the … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Perks of Studying and Living in Leiden (2/2) – Oh You Beautiful Leiden

*Warning: the following content may contain an overload of pictures* Having lived in Leiden for only two months, I have already fell deeply in love with this city. Every week … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Perks of Studying and Living in Leiden (1/2) – Look at These Lovely Animals!

I used to be a 100% “urban” girl back home in China, living in various types of concrete forests. Even when I came here to the Netherlands and got enrolled in … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Biking in Zuid-Holland Forests and Bike Paths!

As the months go by, I finally experience my first autumn in Europe. I feel so excited because it is my first autumn and so far it’s been my favorite … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tree climbing; have you tried it?

It’s finally not raining in The Hague these days, so we’re all a bit disoriented… Not used to think about outdoor activities at all indeed… So, it’s sunny and you … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Eight: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

To me, isolation from civilization can be an amazing experience. You turn off your electronic devices and settle in, and realize that you can breath easier now. There is no … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Embrace the Beauty of Nature

Have you ever been to the national park De Hoge Veluwe, one of the largest in the Netherlands? I highly recommend it, especially during summer!     In the heart … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chilling in Northern Europe 2 – Denmark, or Danmark

Tired of extended deadlines from my exam week, I randomly skipped my class on several weeks ago and escaped. After a weekend sight-seeing, I came back with 100% energy and … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

sea sparkle!

If you ever find yourself in Leiden in the summertime, hope for warm, sunny days because there is one thing you MUST see. During my first few weeks in Leiden, … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 3 Comments