A Very Broad Travel Guide for Italy

Culture Trip A Very Broad Travel guide for Italy By CARA RAEKER | April 26, 2020 Cover photo by Cara Raeker / The Amsterdammer. A picture taken at Italy’s West coast of the famous ‘Cinque Terre’, a coastal strip dotted with five small villages as beautiful as this one. In 2018, I spent six months travelling […]

1 in 5 Amsterdammers Live on a Tight Budget – De Sociale Kruidenier is Here to Help

1 in 5 Amsterdammers Live on a Tight Budget – De Sociale Kruidenier is Here to Help February 26, 2019 By CARA RAKER “We’re a social supermarket,” explains Nicky Dankelman, project manager of De Sociale Kruidenier. De Sociale Kruidenier is a social project which helps Amsterdammers with a krappe beurs (low income). In Amsterdam, an estimated one […]

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters February 18, 2019 By CARA RAKER A ‘climate revolution’ was the goal of the 200-odd student protesters who gathered in Dam Square on February 14. Organized for the second time this month by the civil society group Students for Climate, the protest specifically […]

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love February 13, 2019 By CARA RAKER This Thursday marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day and, like every year, opinions are conflicting. Some condemn the commercialism that underpins the holiday, while others dislike the sudden increase of happy couples taking the day […]

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam: What Is It and Where to Celebrate It

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam: What Is It and Where to Celebrate It February 08, 2019 By CARA RAKER The annual Chinese New Year Celebrations officially began this week on Tuesday and will last until February 19. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by a different animal and 2019 marks the beginning […]