The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Amsterdam survival guide

Let’s be real. Our first time in the Dutch capital was purely overwhelming: Crowds, souvenir shops and no sense of orientation. I vividly remember my friends and me walking into … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Budget Travel Tips

So you’ve put all-nighters for the sake of passing exams, assignments, or maybe graduating. You feel like you deserve to treat yourself, maybe by travelling. However, now that you’re an … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Festivals to look out for in the Netherlands

It’s finally festival time again, and why not put aside some money at the end of this year to experience one in the Netherlands? There are plenty around, and even … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Icelandic Literary Expedition

  In some programmes you can apply to become an intern at an organisation and earn course credits. As a literature student I wanted to be an intern at a … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Keukenhof – is it worth a visit?

Keukenhof gardens are renowned the world over – despite only being open for a total of nine weeks every year between March and May. It’s marketed as one of the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

From Leiden to Lusaka – Conference Countdown

Rik Jongenelen is a guest blogger on The Leidener and studies the MA in African Studies. He is currently doing a three-month internship in Zambia. Pleasure after Pressure After rubbing … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Windmills, quaint houses, and… chocolate?! – A Zaanse Schans adventure

The weather has finally decided that it’s officially spring, making it prime-time to explore the best that the Netherlands has to offer. The first place on my list was Zaanse … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Joys of Dutch Public Transport

Seven months into my year in the Netherlands, and I continue to be amazed by the Dutch public transport system. Not only is it fantastically efficient (I don’t think I … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Dank je wel for everything Nederland. Goodbye!

Guest blogger Hannah Foster spent a year studying in the Netherlands at Leiden University.  This is her last blog post for The Leidener. “Wilt u een bon?” “Nee hoor, dank … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Leiden to Lusaka – Working, Welcoming, Waiting

Guest blogger Rik Jongenelen studies in the MA African Studies programme and is currently in Zambia. Working My head keeps nodding up and down as I am focusing on the … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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