The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Short Guide to Bruges

My expectations of a city-trip to Bruges entirely revolved around quintessential Belgian stereotypes: I was going to eat the best-tasting fries ever, the best-tasting chocolate ever, all the while wandering … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment

A Short Guide to De Pijp, Amsterdam

Search ‘De Pijp’ in Google and you’ll get a host of quintessential guides to where to go, what to do, and where to eat in De Pijp. A neighbourhood in … Continue reading

December 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

Christmastime in Austria

I have not been writing in quite a long time as the quite miserable weather takes away even the last bit of my creativity. But now that it is just … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

One doesn’t simply go to Madrid..

„Don’t go there, live there!“ and then, you will fall in love with the place – that’s what I would add to Airbnb’s current slogan. Living in Madrid for a … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank You, and See You!

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

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summertime in The Hague

Most international students tend to go home at some point during the summer holidays, or travel around a bit. But for those who are still in The Netherlands during the … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

End of Semester: You Can Do It!

  I do not even need to guess it; yes, you must be struggling with exams or papers at this point of the academic year. The end of semester is … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Get on that plane. It’s worth it.

Many people dream about travelling to new places, seeing different countries, cities, cultures. I also happen to be one of those people. I love getting on the train or the … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment