Universiteit Leiden

Intangible but ever-present The true sensation of Leiden

The true sensation of Leiden

Contribution: Alex Langston (law alumnus)

To me, the best thing about Leiden is the wild, ethereal atmosphere. It’s completely intangible but ever-present, like a blast of welcome sunlight. It is a centre of positive energy and love from all over the world. There is something indescribable in the streets that you can just feel; everything is so natural, so easy, and so right. You feel this within the university as well. Even during lunch in the KOG cafeteria, you could feel an undercurrent of excitement and the potential for something fun to happen.

It is not possible to put the true sensation of Leiden into words. It is certainly beyond my literary prowess to do so. Yet, when you are there, and when you can feel it, you will know exactly what I mean.

Guided tour of the Academy Building

 

A real-life fairy tale Guided tour of the Academy Building

 

From sub-faculty... to city hall

Canal Watch (De grachtwacht)

 

Canal Watch (De grachtwacht)

The cortège

 

In academic gown The cortège

A new  Cleveringa

 

A new Cleveringa

Development opportunities

 

Job hopper Development opportunities

Camaraderie

 

Thriving community Camaraderie

City criminologist

 

City criminologist

The Cleveringa meetings

 

The Cleveringa meetings

Knowledge centre

 

Children and anxiety Knowledge centre

 

That ‘my’ Leiden University feeling

Lipsius

 

Unlovely but loved Lipsius

Academic ceremonies

 

Party! Academic ceremonies

Christiaan Huygens

 

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