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Students and Teachers Protest University Budget Cuts

On Tuesday night, around 400 students and teachers of UvA faculties for humanities and social studies took the Oudemanhuispoort building to protest against the university’s ongoing budget cuts as a prologue to the larger scheduled protests on June 8.  Once again, the student outrage creates a critical climax as Dutch universities are being criticized for the same reasons as during the …

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KLM-Air France Crisis: French and Dutch Government Hold their Breath

KLM, The Netherlands’ biggest airline group, is on the verge of losing its French sister company Air France, as the French airline goes through a major organizational crisis. Together, the French and Dutch national, with its headquarters based in Paris, form the world’s third-biggest cargo airline. However, as French employees have put down their work multiple times in the past …

Amsterdam’s most hated innovation is almost ready for use: A closer look at the Noord/Zuidlijn and its history.

  Amsterdam’s municipality has been tormented with financial setbacks, public criticism, and countless failures in the construction of the infamous Noord/Zuid metro line for many years. Now, almost four decades after the introduction of the initial plan for a metro line connecting the Zuid financial district with the northern part of the city, citizens and tourists alike can finally prepare themselves for …

Two-Day Strike Hits Regional Transport, Amsterdam Relatively Unaffected​

Monday and Tuesday will probably go down in history as two of the rainiest days of the year in the country, a perfect day for the stubborn Dutchmen to opt out of stepping on their bicycle and take the bus, tram or train. However, the regional transport staff chose to go on strike during these two days, leaving many travelers stranded. …

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An Interview with World Press Photo of the Year Winner Ronaldo Schemidt

Friday the 13th of April, the World Press Photo exhibition was officially kicked off in the Nieuwe Kerk on the Dam in Amsterdam with at the center of attention the winner of this year’s World Press Photo of the year, 47-year old Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt. His photo featuring a man named José Victor Salazar Balza, who caught fire because of …