As you may know, we celebrate the birthday of our King Willem Alexander on Thursday, April 27th! It’s a national holiday, which means that schools and offices are closed. This is the day that Dutchies go all out and everything and everyone is dressed in orange! Many people from all over the world come to the Netherlands […]
Welcome to Leiden! Contrast Leiden connects Dutch and international students and is brought to you by Christian students from around Leiden. Our aim is to make international students feel at home in Leiden. Contrast organizes lots of informal, small-scale events during which you can really, properly meet other Dutch and international students, and hopefully build friendships. You don’t have to be a Christian to come along; everyone is welcome (Dutch students are most welcome too!). We are looking forward to meeting you!
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So, what do you do when your parents are coming over and you still can’t cook? Or if you want to take someone special out to dinner? Or if you just feel like dining out? Here are some recommendations for cheap but good restaurants around Leiden. Don’t expect anything too fancy; we’ve selected reasonably priced […]
After reading a description about Contrast in Leiden University’s guide booklet I thought that I could find people in that group that would be interested in knowing me, learning about my culture, sharing their lives, faith and culture with me and caring about my needs. And that’s exactly what happened! – Mayara C. Faria, Brazil