Universiteit Leiden

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Dutch Studies (BA)

Student life

Study association NNP

Nieuw Nederlands Peil is a small, tight-knit association where everyone who studies Nederlandse Taal and Cultuur or Dutch Studies or follows courses from these bachelors can become a member. We are a very open and social association where there is a place for everyone. Within NNP it is very natural for students from all years to know each other and form friendships. This is partly due to the many occasions NNP organises to have a drink with each other. We also organise many other activities, like game nights, pubquizzes, a reading club, our Open Podium and an annual studytrip. NNP offers you the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and to challenge and develop yourself by for example becoming active within our activities committee or by helping to publish our own magazine De Hoogwater. In addition, as a member you get a ten percent discount on your study books. In short, if you are looking for fun times and you have a passion for the Dutch language, then join NNP and hopefully we will see you soon!

Want to find out more about NNP? Visit our Facebook-page.

Laura Pereira

First year student

Laura Pereira

"Leiden is a great student city. There is a lot to do and there are many international students. There are some international student clubs that organise different events for international people that are studying abroad, I like to join their events. Besides that, I am also meeting a lot of Dutch people, it’s nice to speak Dutch with them. Yes, I really like it here in Leiden."

Liran Spiegel


Liran Spiegel

"I really like Leiden. It’s a really old city with the typical Dutch vibe. It’s kind of a small Amsterdam, not so busy and crowded, but still full of history."

Leiden student city

Leiden is a lively university city that’s brimming with history and with a ubiquitous student culture. Leiden University is renowned for its many student associations, organised around sports, music and social clubs, as well as cultural associations. These associations will also give you access to a sizeable network, which will be very useful if you’re looking for accommodation or if you want to make new friends. A compact and manageable city, it’s never more than a short bike ride from your accommodation to the University.

The Leiden experience

International student Anna made a video about her Leiden experience.

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