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How Might Brexit Affect Amsterdam’s Britons?

To British nationals living in Amsterdam, Brexit is going to have a huge impact. Since the rejection of the Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, however, the specifics of what shape Brexit will take and what effect it will have on Britons abroad, is unknown. Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom are currently tabling amendments to […]

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Dutch Railways Convinced by Former Ajax Physiotherapist to Pay Holocaust Compensation

The national rail company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has announced it will pay compensation to the survivors and relatives of Jews it transported to concentration camps during the World War II. Salo Muller, who is a former physiotherapist for Ajax football club and whose parents were taken to Westerbork transit camp on NS trains, convinced the […]

De Nieuwe Sint Provides Inclusive Alternative to Sinterklaas Festivities

De Nieuwe Sint (New Saint) is a character created and depicted by the 46-year-old actor, Patrick Mathurin, as a black and inclusive alternative to Sinterklaas, the traditional Dutch version of Saint Nicholas, who is accompanied by a controversial blackface character called Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). People dressed as Zwarte Piet wear minstrel’s clothes and blackface, […]