Leiden mystery: hundreds of bicycles flipped upside down

A real ‘who done it’: hundreds of bikes were found upside down on Monday night in Leiden, in an innocent but very strange prank.

Leiden is known in the Netherlands as a popular student city, with several higher education institutions like Leiden University and Hogeschool Leiden.

That means there are a lot of young adults who just became legal running around doing weird stuff — some of which include hitting up a Turkish snackbar at all hours of the night and wearing animal costumes all year round for some reason. 🐯

So, when a bunch of bikes got turned upside down on Janvonssensteeg and its surrounding streets, it’s really not that shocking. 💁🏼‍♀️

People point the finger at students

According to Omroep West, local residents believe it was a student joke that got out of hand. Guests from a café called it, “A typical student action.”

“It’s been quite a job turning all these bikes around. So I don’t think it was one person,” said a reporter from Omroep West.

Students living in a nearby Minerva house were questioned about the “crime scene” but said that they didn’t have anything to do with it. 👀

“I think it’s a nice joke, but it wasn’t me,” said one of the Minerva students. The suspects still haven’t been caught, so the case remains unsolved. 😱

Was it the work of a student? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image: serguastock/Depositphotos

Nicole Ogden 🇹🇭 🇺🇸
Nicole Ogden 🇹🇭 🇺🇸
Hailing from the bustling city of Bangkok, Nicole is a Thai/American international student who came to the Netherlands to study linguistics. When she's not reading books or listening to true crime podcasts, she's practising her singing and guitar skills! She is also attempting to pick up the Dutch language (moeilijk).



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