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 […]

Staff Removed from Syrian Restaurant Sham, Legal Disputes at the Heart of the Conflict

On April 21, founder Momen Al Azhar and his 18-Syrian staff members were removed from Sham restaurant in Warmoesstraat, which is located in the city center. It has been seven months, Al Azhar is still fighting for the legal rights to the name and concept associated with the restaurant. The investor-owned restaurant first opened in […]

Amsterdam’s Ice Rink at Museumplein Opens this Weekend

On Saturday, November 17, Ice*Amsterdam will open an ice rink to the public at Amsterdam’s Museumplein, marking the start of this year’s seasonal festivities. To accompany it, there will be a Christmas market named “Ice Village”, which will open from the December 14 to December 26 (but will be closed on Christmas day). Furthermore, citizens […]

Amsterdam Church Provides an Unlikely Setting for Buddha’s Life Exhibition

Opened on September 16 and running up to February 3 next year, De Nieuwe Kerk offers a new perspective on Buddhist history and thought in its current exhibition, Buddha’s Life: Path to the Present. The display aims to educate on the life of Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama, and on Buddhist values as they have since […]

Hypnotic Cellos and the Power of Music: Amsterdam Celebrates Cello Biennale 2018

The modest pop-up performance of 10 cellists at the Amsterdam Central Station is just a small taste of what the Cello Biennale 2018 has in store for people of all ages and with all interests. Among young cellists from Students Around the World, cello legends and cello builders come together to celebrate the power of […]