THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Ik hou van Holland

A few weeks ago I wrote about the unexpected joys of the Netherlands, things that I hadn’t known anything about prior to moving here but the existence of which has … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

50 shades of rain

When people tell you about Holland, what do you think of? There are so many stereotypes about this tiny country that you could name instantly: bikes and brickwork, narrow houses … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Disputing disputen

In the category of Dutch student language, dispuut is one of the hardest words to translate. Not only is there no equivalent English word for it, simply making it sound … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 3 Comments