“Vincent on Friday:” Partying at the Van Gogh Museum

Every last Friday of the month, the Van Gogh Museum museum hosts “Vincent on Friday” in the evening, a relaxed party with cross-cultural programs. In collaboration with young creative artists, last Friday the museum received about 1200 people to discover the Japanese culture through paintings, workshops, and music.

Housing Scams: Amsterdam’s Most Successful Business

Have you ever been offered a modern apartment inside of a colorful, crooked house located in Amsterdam’s city centre, for only 450 euros? Then you have probably been presented a fake offer, or as it is commonly called in Facebook: a housing scam. [videopress lqg8GThS] Yunfu Duan / Staff These sketchy offers can be found in several […]

Objects with a Story: Refugees’ Life Vests Become Design Items

The Dutch social enterprise Makers Unite helps refugees to build a career by upcycling waste material collected on Greek shores. “It is good to give a new life to something that helped in saving people’s lives,” said Moutasem Alawad. The 38-year-old, who comes from Daraa in Syria, arrived in 2015 to the Netherlands as a […]

Students and Teachers Protest University Budget Cuts

On Tuesday night, around 400 students and teachers of UvA faculties for humanities and social studies took the Oudemanhuispoort building to protest against the university’s ongoing budget cuts as a prologue to the larger scheduled protests on June 8.  Once again, the student outrage creates a critical climax as Dutch universities are being criticized for the […]