The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

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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

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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

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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

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April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Half a year in The Hague… my résumé and some first impressions

Looking back at 2013, much has happened; moving to The Hague and becoming a university student was one of the most exciting things … The first contact I got to … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

All Things Alternative in Leiden

My desk has officially become my new best friend. Buried under a pile of books, I’ve been writing papers, preparing presentations, trying to keep up with a monstrous amount of … Continue reading

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November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The long journey home

It’s coming to an end. My time in Leiden, the city that now feels well and truly like home, will peter out in less than a month, an event that … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Maak ik een biertje

With my thesis handed in and the sun making eventual appearances in Leiden, it’s time to talk about things that matter… like beer. As a student blog, this is a … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Think Monday, Think Noordermarkt

Do you have plans for this Monday? Yes, you read it right, I did say Monday and by plans I did not mean sleep (or lack of it). Some might … Continue reading

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April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A windmill revolution

Leideners, like many citizens of the world today, will no doubt be suffering from a collective food coma of epic proportions. If I’m anywhere near the mark, having been filled … Continue reading

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April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment