Editorial: Thank You and Hope to See You Soon

Dear Readers, It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and this term at The Amsterdammer is coming to an end. We would like to thank you for your consistent readership; it has been a constant motivation for us. Out of the desire to provide you with accurate and creative content, we have been […]

An Exploration of ‘Mezrab – the House of Stories’

Mezrab, located just outside the city centre at Veemkade 576, hosts storytelling events that seem to be worth the struggle of cycling through the cold wind for many. Without being prominently present on social media, the storytelling-event hosted at the café still manages to fill the venue on regular basis. In an interview with the […]

Brazilian Directors Duo give Jair Bolsonaro the Finger with their Queer Feature Film

Tinta Bruta (translated ‘Hard Paint’) opened this year’s International Queer & Migrant Film Festival in colour. Set in the Brazilian town of Porto Alegre, the feature film follows the introverted young Pedro (played by Shico Menegat) who earns his money online by smearing his body with neon paint and performing quasi-erotic dances in front of […]

Startup Village: A Hotbed for Young Start-Ups in Amsterdam

Startup Village, located at the heart of Science Park, is Amsterdam’s attempt to mold young technology innovators into entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 with a focus on technology and science companies. The project, an initiative of ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship), Amsterdam Science Park, and UvA Ventures-Holding, now houses around 25 start-up enterprises. Designed by […]

NOOR presents Arctic: New Frontier to Explain Consequences of Melting Sea Ice

On December 6, over 170 people gathered at Pakhuis de Zwijger for a talk and presentation organized by NOOR Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit organization. NOOR is dedicated to raising awareness of worldwide social issues through photojournalism. The organization assembled a panel of journalists and photographers who shared with the audience details of their Arctic expeditions, […]

Amsterdam Light Festival Lights up the City Center

On Thursday, November 29 the seventh edition of Amsterdam Light Festival officially opened. Until January 20, visitors can admire 30 luminous artworks especially created for Amsterdam by artists from all over the world. The artworks will be lit up every day between 5 pm and 11 pm. The festival, hosted in Amsterdam’s historical city center, […]