Black Pete’s Controversy is the New Dutch Tradition

Black Pete’s Controversy is the New Dutch Tradition By ISABEL BONNET | November 22, 2019 Cover photo by Veronica Fontana  / The Amsterdammer On November 16, 2019, the first Saturday after Sint Maarten, 25,000 people enthusiastically welcomed Sinterklaas in Apeldoorn. For a couple of years, the arrival of the Dutch St. Nicholas and its traditions, brings with […]

Truck crash near REC

Truck crashes into a house across Roeterseilandcampus By ISABEL BONNET | October 17, 2019 Cover Photo by Panagiotis Belias / The Amsterdammer On Monday, October 14, at around 4 p.m. a HÉMAN truck crashed into a house across Roeterseilandcampus. The catering company told local news channel AT5 that the driver had a sudden epileptic seizure, an incident […]

Pop-up Store Sells Banana Bread to Fight Food Waste

Pop-up Store Sells Banana Bread to Fight Food Waste By ISABEL BONNET | April 18, 2019 During National Banana Day on Wednesday, the Banana Bar popup store opened its doors for one day, only to promote the recently-funded organisation SUNT. Visitors were invited to bring banana leftovers in exchange for banana bread. By 4pm, about 40 people […]

Activist Rudolf Valkhoff Arrested After Protest? Participation

Activist Rudolf Valhoff Arrested After Protest Participation By ISABEL BONNET | April 16, 2019 Illustration by Sofia Romansky He was allegedly mocked by several police officers and sexually harassed.   Rudolf Valkhoff, 65, worked as a History and Philosophy teacher at the University of Amsterdam for 30 years. In 2015, he participated in the Bungehuis and […]

UNICEF and Enactus Gala: A Ball with a Point

UNICEF and Enactus Gala: A Ball with a Point February 11, 2019 By ISABEL BONNET Around 100 merrymakers attended the Winter Charity Gala hosted by the UNICEF Student Team Amsterdam and Enactus VU at CREA Café on Saturday, February 9.   The donations given for the event will be sent directly to a school in […]

ISN Welcomes 850 International Students During Largest Ever Introduction Week

ISN Welcomes 850 International Students During Largest Ever Introduction Week February 06, 2019 By ISABEL BONNET Last Wednesday, members of the ISN committees and volunteers welcomed around 500 exchange students to Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport. About 850 students participated from Thursday to Saturday in the Winter Introduction Weekend, or Wintro, which is the largest introduction […]