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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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Make Arepas Great Again: Venezuelans Take Arepas To Amsterdam Streets

On November 5, the Amsterdam Arepa’s pop-up shop opened its doors in the heart of De Pijp. The Venezuelan shop will be open until the end of February. “Make arepas great again” is the slogan displayed on the shop’s window. Located at Eerste Sweelinckstraat 20, the shop has received a large media coverage since it opened […]

Amsterdam Church Provides an Unlikely Setting for Buddha’s Life Exhibition

Opened on September 16 and running up to February 3 next year, De Nieuwe Kerk offers a new perspective on Buddhist history and thought in its current exhibition, Buddha’s Life: Path to the Present. The display aims to educate on the life of Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama, and on Buddhist values as they have since […]

Amsterdam Debates Environmental Sustainability at GreenDoc Film Festival

Last weekend, the first edition of the GreenDoc Film Festival took place in Amsterdam. Dozens gathered at De Ceuvel, a sustainable urban complex in the North of the city, for a weekend of movie screenings focusing on environmental issues. The screening program was open to all, and was complemented by workshops, yoga classes, a food […]

Five Must Attend Events at ADE 2018

Next week, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will start. ADE is the world’s largest festival and business conference for electronic music and will take place in Amsterdam from October 17 until October 21. The program features concerts, talks and movie screenings covering the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. ADE’s offer of events can be overwhelming […]

‘‘Dumpster Diving’’ in Amsterdam

Supermarkets, we all know them, we all use them, yet very few of us ever question the processes behind them. In a city like Amsterdam, large supermarkets are one of the main suppliers for our daily food. Whenever we step through the glass sliding doors to buy our groceries, the shelves are full and stocked […]