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  • Category: Living in Amsterdam

    Dec 13
    Dapperstraat

    This month we will be reaching a little further out of the inner rings of Amsterdam…

    Dec 03
    Sinterklaas and Black Pete: Tradition and Controversy

    The Tradition The most popular holiday in the west is upon us. That friendly old man…

    Nov 22
    A Place Within Ourselves: Getting to know the artist Lina Issa

    ‘ I carry home in me, in my body, in my memory’      Somewhere…

    Nov 13
    Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age: When money already made the Dutch world go round

    The rule of capitalism, international trade and high levels of immigration. It sounds…

    Nov 13
    Elandsgracht

    The history and character of Elandsgracht, situated in the popular shopping…

    Oct 29
    MEREL BARENDS

    THE ARTIST BEHIND MAKING THE SUBWAYS IN AMSTERDAM LOOK PRETTY Merel Barends was born…

    Oct 28
    The Snakehouse and squatting in Amsterdam

    Back in 2010 when squatting became a criminal offense it seemed like the end was nigh…

    Oct 09
    Marleen Stikker

    Meet the “Mayor” of this dam digital city, Marleen Stikker is the Director…

    Oct 08
    DEATH OF A MAN, BIRTH OF A LEGEND

    This month, we pay testament to the life and work of a Dutch icon, who made his name…

    Oct 08
    A little bit of Bravoure

    This month, Emir Sergo introduces us to someone on the frontline of the creative…

    Oct 08
    Amsterdam Rock & Roll Stories

    Amsterdam is meant to be a city of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, so what have been the…

    Sep 03
    AT THIS POINT IN TIME…

    This month, three hundred and forty years ago, the Netherlands was struck by probably…

    Sep 03
    AT THIS POINT IN TIME…

    This story actually took place across June and July in 1667, and is a story involving…

    Sep 03
    BREAKING THE TABOO ON ETHNIC REGISTRATION

    A recurring public debate in Dutch society concerns ethnic registration. Especially…

    Sep 03
    Haarlemmerdijk

    Amsterdam is a wonderful city for many reasons. Its history, culture, spirit and…

    Sep 03
    Anne Frank & Amsterdam

    This month we remember Amsterdam’s (arguably) most famous citizen, Anne Frank, who…

    Aug 24
    AT THIS POINT IN TIME…

    This month, three hundred and forty years ago, the Netherlands was struck by probably…

    Aug 24
    Sex, Drugs & Dutch Politics

    The Netherlands…the land of sex and drugs? How did the Netherlands get this image? And…

    Aug 24
    St Antoniesbreestraat

    Explore the story of Amsterdam through the amazing history of its streets. Heading…

    May 30
    Haarlemmerdijk & Straat

    For a first-time visitor, there is a certain uniformity to Amsterdam’s appearance…

    Apr 19
    Homeless in Amsterdam?

    The last couple of weeks more and more articles have been popping up in the Dutch…

    Apr 19
    Zeedijk

    The Zeedijk is known as one of Amsterdam’s oldest streets. It was built originally as…