Sinterklaas Arrived in Amsterdam on Sunday

Children and adults attended the 80th arrival of Sinterklaas and his servants from Spain in Amsterdam on Sunday. While Saturday saw 30,000 people celebrating their official arrival in the Netherlands in Zaanstad, 400,000 gathered on Sunday in Amsterdam. “I like to call the other arrivals the ‘fake ones’,” said Pam Evenhuis, spokesperson for Sint in […]

Iamsterdam Letters to Be Removed from Museumplein in the Next Few Weeks

Last Thursday, Amsterdam councillors voted to remove the Iamsterdam letters from Museumplein as part of the budget plan for 2019. The sign will be removed in the next couple of weeks. “We are only removing the set on the Museumplein [sic]” said Janine Fluyt, Amsterdam Marketing spokesperson responsible for the I amsterdam brandmanagement. Nothing will […]

Night of Protest Through the Lenses

Isabel Bonnet Founder Content Manager (Fall 2018) Former Editor in Chief (Spring 2018) Isabel Bonnet is a 21-year-old second-year student in communication science at UvA. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Amsterdammer. Before its creation, she worked as a photo editor at the Independent Florida Alligator and did an internship at Le Monde.

Friends and family remember the life of UvA student

“If I could only chose one word to describe him, it would be altruistic.” Kevin Alejandro Paredes stood out as an exceptional leader and friend, who successfully unified the Ecuadorian community at UvA. He was known for his ambition and heart-giving personality, which together left a mark on everyone who knew him.

I’m French. Am I a migrant, too ?

My grandparents or great grandparents on my mother’s side did not all stay in Venezuela their entire life. My grandfather had Italian origins and studied in both Spain and Mexico. His adoptive mother spoke several languages and had lived in  the Netherlands, Curaçao and Trinidad before going back to Venezuela. They were citizens of the world […]

Best 10 Places to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Tomorrow, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will begin- without the Dutch football team. In light of this news, some of the most iconic places in Amsterdam have decided not to continue their tradition of showing the tournament this year. Sadly, among them are Vondelpark3 and Radio 538 Oranjeplein, who showed the tournament in 2014 but […]