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Hey guys!
My name is Emilie and I will be starting my studies at Leiden University (The Hague Campus) this Fall. Having lived abroad my entire life, I enjoy capturing and writing about the international experience. Hopefully my blog posts can help you discover and feel at home quickly in The Hague!

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Alle blogs van Emilie

  • One-way Ticket to Hogwarts!

    Did you grow up reading Harry Potter books and watching all the movie premieres as soon as they came out? Are you still secretly waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive? Then book a weekend trip to Edinburgh and immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter!

  • Winter Sports in the Netherlands

    As winter approaches, it is the perfect time to grab your friends and go skating! Here are a few winter sports you can try out in the Netherlands this year.

  • Tip: Take a trip to Zeeland!

    Have you ever been to Zeeland before? With its 650 kilometer coast line, Zeeland is full of fun towns and locations to visit. A few weeks ago, my family and I went on a trip to Vlissingen. Here are some of the highlights of our visit!

  • Finding a Part-Time Job in The Netherlands

    Are you an international student looking for a part-time job? Then check this blog out for some handy tips on how to start your job search in the Netherlands!

  • A Trip to Brussels

    As the heart of Europe and only a few hour drive away, Brussels is the ideal city to spend a weekend away. A few weeks ago, I went on a class trip to Brussels. Here are a few highlights of my time in the city!

  • Speakeasy Bars in the Netherlands

    Looking for a new type of bar to try out? Maybe even an ideal location for a birthday drink? Why not checkout one of the many speakeasy bars in the Netherlands!

  • How to Spend October in the Netherlands

    October is by far one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it the month of Halloween, it is also one of the most eventful moments in The Netherlands. Here are a few ways that you can make the most of October!

  • Winter Holiday Attractions in The Netherlands

    Are you spending the winter holidays here in the Netherlands? As an international student, being away from your family during the holiday season is never easy. However, it can be made a lot better if you keep busy! Here are a few events you can check out this December.

  • Learning to live the Dutch way

    For international students, studying in the Netherlands is an opportunity to discover new places and experiences. But being new to a country also means getting used to different customs and ways of doing things. Read more about my first weeks!

  • Rotterdam on Ice

    Now that the holiday season has passed, it is time to continue enjoying the marvels of winter! With classes resuming shortly, it is important to make the most of these final weeks. Here is a winter activity that might spark your interest.

  • How the Dutch Partook in Thanksgiving

    Did you know that before setting sail for the New World, the Pilgrims first spent several years in Leiden? Read on to discover more about this affiliation, and how you can celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands.

  • Food trends of Rotterdam

    Are you looking for something to do during your final weeks of summer? Why not take a trip to Rotterdam and discover the city's newest food trends! After spending the summer in Rotterdam, I have come up with three restaurants to share with you guys.

  • Tips on How to Make The Netherlands Feel Like Home

    When you are living far away from home, it is always important to find the little things that make your new location feel more familiar. Here are some of the ways that international students studying in the Netherlands make their new place feel like home.

  • A Journey Through the Humanity House

    Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live through a conflict or stand in the shoes of a refugee? The Humanity House in The Hague offers you the unique chance to experience the human story behind disasters both physically and online.

  • University Introduction Weeks in the Netherlands

    As an international student, your intro week will be an important step towards feeling at home in the Netherlands. Read this post for more information on the orientation weeks at Leiden University (The Hague Campus), Erasmus University and several other universities.

  • Bicycle - A Student’s Best Friend

    You will quickly come to realize the importance of bicycles in the Dutch lifestyle. I will be starting my own study in September, so I decided to ask around and learn more about the Dutch bicycle culture.

  • How to Start Your Own Book Club

    Are you an avid reader? Do you enjoy discussing a good book over a cup of coffee? Well, then maybe starting a book club should be your next endeavor!

  • Celebrating the Holidays in the Netherlands

    As December rolls in and the holiday season begins, it is time to start the winter festivities! Here is how I will be celebrating some of my favourite holidays.

  • Perfect Summer Recipe

    Sun is out, essays are submitted, and summer has begun. As the Dutch weather (finally) begins to get better, it's time to try out some new seasonal recipes. Here is an easy and healthy dish you can try out at home.

  • Become an Instagram Influencer and Leave Your Mark!

    Do you have a special talent or concept you want to share with others? Have you always dreamt of leaving your own mark? What better way to do so than by creating your very own Instagram account. Read this blog to learn more about the many ways that Instagram can help bring your entrepreneurial ambitions to life!

  • Eating on a student-friendly budget in the Netherlands

    As a student, it can be hard to find time between studying and making a quick and affordable meal. Here are a few suggestions of how to eat on a student-friendly budget in the Netherlands.