The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Top 5 Things to Do in Maastricht

  Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to go out and explore the Netherlands – especially considering that as an international student, it might be your last few … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Holland has hills! – Day-trip to National Park Veluwezoom

The Netherlands is famous for its incredible flatness, and for good reason, more than a quarter of the country lies below sea-level! As a student coming from Wales, the land … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finally, spring has sprung?

  Ignoring the false starts, it’s now officially Spring and that means it’s time to enjoy the green sights of Leiden and The Hague. Coinciding neatly with essay and exam … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Leiden: Where are the Best Parks in the City?

The leaves are starting to turn orange, and Leiden has been transformed into an autumn-lover’s dream. Is there anything more picturesque than the canals lined by golden trees, accompanied by … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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