The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Life, research and Leiden!

Guest Blogger: Francianne dos Santos Velho Programme: MA Latin American Studies My name is Francianne dos Santos Velho, I am 27 years old and I was born and raised in … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

Leiden University, thank you for everything, and see you later!

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get the thesis party started

5 practical tips/tricks/tools for writing a paper, essay or thesis!

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to overcome presentation fright

The time has come. You did your best for at least one semester, you worked long hours, you lost your sleep, you even neglected your personal hygiene. You were worried you … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Coco Chanel in The Hague

Actually, my first post should be a story about a successful trip to the Coco Chanel exhibition … but read yourself what happened. About a month ago, I bought the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Love and missing in Leiden

It’s not often that I mix business with pleasure. I like to think of myself as a strict professional when it comes to this blog, as evidenced by so many … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Sneak peek at A Midsummer Night’s Dream by LEF

After finally handing in the first chapter of my BA thesis this week, and realising that this huge mountain that seemed insurmountable for so long might just have turned into … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment