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Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love

This Thursday marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day and, like every year, opinions are conflicting. Some condemn the commercialism that underpins the holiday, while others dislike the sudden increase of happy couples taking the day off to stroll alongside Amsterdam’s lovely canals. Luckily, the city offers a lot more than overpriced three–course menus and themed […]

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Dress to Impact : A discussion on sustainable fashion

A mutual consensus was acknowledged at CREA on Tuesday night, as Merunisha Moonilal  proclaimed “Let’s face it girls, we all want to have something nice”, words that resonated with humbling notes of shameless indulgence. Flooded with a constant stream of ‘influencers’ spotting the latest trends provided by fast-growing retail markets, it’s easy to lose sight […]

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam: What Is It and Where to Celebrate It

The annual Chinese New Year Celebrations officially began this week on Tuesday and will last until February 19. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by a different animal and 2019 marks the beginning of the year of the pig. As one of the Chinese community’s most important holidays, this week sees a […]

A Relaxing Time with Easy Laughs at CREA

On January 18, Amsterdam’s students had the pleasure to attend a comedy night organized by Easylaughs at CREA. It consisted of three separate shows, each one performed by different groups of comedians.   Easylaughs is a group of improv comedians based in Amsterdam, whose members hail from all around the world. The troupe’s diversity makes […]

An Exploration of ‘Mezrab – the House of Stories’

Mezrab, located just outside the city centre at Veemkade 576, hosts storytelling events that seem to be worth the struggle of cycling through the cold wind for many. Without being prominently present on social media, the storytelling-event hosted at the café still manages to fill the venue on regular basis. In an interview with the […]

The Amsterdam Magic Show: Closing Off Their Third Year and Excited for What the Future Holds

Last Tuesday, this year’s final performance of Amsterdam’s Magic Show (AMS) took place at Boom Chicago. The event, which counted with the presence of approximately 180 people, closed off with what has been their third year on stage since Alex Blackwood, a known Irish magician, developed the project in the Dutch capital. True to their […]