A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Traditional dutch food: pepernoten

The time of pepernoten is officially over. After last night’s Pakjesavond, the evening where Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa) delivered gifts to all children in the Netherlands, and everyone … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Who’s that boy? + Sinterklaas in the house!

Exams are nearly here and the last thing I want to spend time doing is getting my bike fixed. But since the damage was substantial and I had suffered enough … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dutch Sweet Treats

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Apologies for the violent start to this post, but yes, December is FINALLY here. So now I feel like … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Who is Zwarte Piet?

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, men, women and anything in between on the jury, it is my very warm pleasure to be writing here today on a subject that is … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Who is Sinterklaas?

Fellow readers, I hope you have behaved this year. Sinterklaas has arrived in town. “Sinter who?” you might be asking yourselves. Well, he is definitely not your ordinary guy-in-red-who-gives-presents-around-the-end-of-the-year. No … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

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