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Exams in the Netherlands

I’ve discussed the Dutch timetable a few times but right now, my entire life is just about exams so I’m not really feeling inspired to write about anything else. You basically have exams looming CONSTANTLY, which for anybody is bad, but a stress- head like myself? It is definitely not healthy for me. It’s period […]

One day winter itinerary in Amsterdam, on a budget.

One day winter itinerary in Amsterdam, on a budget.

  There’s so much to do in Amsterdam it’s difficult to decide what to do and when, especially when you’re potentially only there for a few days nor are you made of money. So, I decided to create a one- day itinerary that you could use for a visit here that won’t break the bank! […]

My top 5 bars/hangouts to visit in Amsterdam

I feel as though my ideal night out has matured. I now no longer want to drink as much as possible at pre-drinks in order to save money in the O2 or Mosh, nor do I want to down as many VK’s as possible when in the club. Now I actually prefer a few social, […]

The Dutch University system: timetable, exams, credits, my thoughts

I thought this would be a useful blog post for potential study abroad students in the Netherlands (specifically Amsterdam) because upon deciding to study abroad, I did not even consider that the timetable and academic year dates would be any different to Leicester’s and English university’s in general. Not understanding how it all worked made […]

Feeling alone at university

I wrote this about a month into my time here, when I was feeling like this. I decided to hold off posting it until now because UK university students don’t start term until around the end of┬áSeptember, so I felt it made more sense to post it now, in case anybody else was feeling this […]

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