The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

5 Things I’ve Learnt About the Netherlands This Semester

Returning to the UK at the end of this first semester, I’ve started to notice obvious differences between the two lands that hadn’t occurred to me before. For all that’s … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Feasting at Leiden’s Weekly Market

I think it’s fair to say that one of the best things about Leiden is its weekly market on the Nieuwe Rijn. It’s here that on a Wednesday and Saturday … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

City Trips from Leiden: Utrecht

Even coming from London, I’m still amazed at how well connected the Netherlands is in terms of public transport. Especially Leiden, which has direct train links to almost the entirety … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 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

When the Real Leideners Come Out: 3rd October

I had heard that Leids Ontzet was something that I simply had to experience. Having been in Leiden for three months, I’d grown used to how quiet this city is … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

From a lecture room in Leiden to the avenues of Accra: what has and hasn’t been useful?

Guest Blogger Eline Sleurink, MA African Studies What am I doing in Accra? For the past 3 months I have been based at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, as part of … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Am I Finally Integrating?

After a day of cycling for more than 15km,  running to the beach because it’s a sunny day and spending some time at the tulip fields I find myself asking … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Winter in Holland: Skiing, Sledding, Ice-skating

Nothing is impossible in The Netherlands; and the fact that there are neither hills nor mountains and the oceanic winter climate rarely passes below zero are absolutely no excuse not … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 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

Best European EDM Summer Festivals

Having purchased my ticket for Mysteryland last week means one thing and one thing only – FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US! I thought it’d be a good idea to make … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment