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 […]

Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike

March 16, 2019 Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike By AISHWARYA KOTTAPURATH On Friday, March 15, students, teachers, and professors around the Netherlands went on a nationwide strike and protested in The Hague to demand the reversal of budget cuts for, and more investment in, education. The strike asks that the […]

The Pulwama Terror Attack: Am I Anti-National?

The Pulwama Terror Attack: Am I Anti-National? February 22, 2019 By PROTECTED SOURCE I love my country, even though I accept that I’m not doing much for it. I am not at the border, laying down my life for my nation. I’m not a teacher, educating the underprivileged. Nor am I in the social sector, […]

Photo Story: Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change

February 18, 2019 Students March to Take Actions Against Climate Change Lucia Masip / The Amsterdammer About 200 students protested last Thursday, on February 14, in Dam Square as part of an international mobilisation to call for governments to take more drastic actions against climate change. This was the second time the civil society group […]

Video: 2019 National Tulip Day

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Netherlands’ celebrated its eighth National Tulip Day. This year’s celebration saw more than ten thousand tourists and Amsterdam locals gathered in Dam square to pick their own bouquets of flowers. Over 200,000 tulips from colors across the spectrum were available for free, as part of the annual celebration, with […]

Editorial: They Don’t Want Us, But They Need Us

This week, The Amsterdammer celebrated its 100th publication. We have reached this milestone after seven months, two semesters, and 60 staff members, I could not be prouder of what it has become. Like any nascent start-up we certainly faced (far) more obstacles than we expected. However, it is with hard work and dedication that the […]