Name: Ardhanti Nurwidyaardhanti_nurwidya2.jpg
Age: 26 years old
Company: Leiden University
Job title (if applicable): LLM student

What brought you to the Leiden region?

The university, I am currently studying at Leiden University, taking LLM program in Law of Digital Technologies

How long have you been living in the Netherlands?

6 months

What is the main difference between your country of origin and the Netherlands? 

A lot! Mainly the weather, in Indonesia (particularly Jakarta), the average temperature is 28- 30 degrees. But here, it is up and down as it wants, I sometimes cannot even rely on the weather forecast. So, I found my hard time in winter. I miss home more than the usual.

What would you miss most about the Netherlands if you were to leave tomorrow?

I traveled to another country near to Netherlands in the last winter break, and I have already missed how kind and friendly Dutch people are and how well-managed the public transportation in the Netherlands.

How would you describe the Dutch people?

Kind, friendly and helpful.

Could you recommend any blogs or websites concerning the Netherlands?


Do you have any tips for new arrivals in the Leiden region?

First, do all the administration works (report to City Hall, get your dutch number, apply for personalised OV Chipkart, etc). Second, try kapsalon, kibbeling and dutch fries! Third, get as many friends as you can, they are really nice.