Every year on the 27th of April, the Dutch celebrate their national holiday. This day, more exactly in 1967, was King Willem-Alexander’s day of birth, making The Netherlands together with Thailand the only two countries in the world where the head of state’s birthday is a national holiday. Usually, on King’s day the Dutch would … Continue reading Happy King’s day!
So, you have arrived in Leiden, are quite settled in your new room, and term is about to start. You realize you miss one thing and envy every person who has one: a bike. Here are a few tips on how to acquire one. Don’t … buy a new one. There’s no need to. You would … Continue reading Life in Leiden: How to Find a Bike
“To get gold feet”: to get nervous and change your mind. This classic expression is used often to describe a bride or groom who is having doubts about their commitment in marriage the night before the wedding ceremony. However, it is not the only moment a person can “get cold feet”. So, when do you … Continue reading Cold feet
At the start It’s all so exciting: getting a scholarship, moving to a foreign country, getting to know new people, new culture, new language, trying out new food. And as the grass is always greener at the other side of the world, you are sure that you will get rid of all your bad habits, … Continue reading Happiness
Rain, rain, rain. Yahooo! Welcome in the Netherlands! This lovely small and wet country knows all about rain. But don’t worry, there is not such a thing as bad weather, only bad clothing (as said before). So, be prepared, get on your bikes and quickly go to some of the inside spots you should explore … Continue reading What to do on a rainy day?