THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Serenity in the city: The Hague’s most wonderful woodland

Uni is back and summer already seems like it never happened. But the good news is that now is as good a time as any for being outdoors and indulging in the best woodland walks The Hague has to offer & treating yourself to a calm mind.

September 11, 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

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

Summer plan: Visit the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and see European bison

Now that summer is here, and hopefully all of the final exams and assignments are done and over with, it is time to enjoy the good weather and spend time … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exploring The Neighbouring Towns of Leiden – Part Wassenaar

Finally, we have long day times and bright sunshine over the Netherlands. It calls for having more outdoor activities for me. Then it suggests a good period of time to … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living your best (green) life!

This past week has been the University’s sustainability week, a great initiative by Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) to bring attention to consuming consciously, green options in Leiden and the … Continue reading

February 16, 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

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

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