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Amsterdam Light Festival Is Back to Charm Its Visitors

The seventh edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival hosts thirty light artworks and installations in the heart of the city. Both locals and tourists can admire the pieces of art, especially made for Amsterdam, from November 29 till January 20 by passing through the canals by boat or simply cycling or walking over the bridges […]

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Budget-Friendly Places to Grab a Drink Around UvA Campuses

Student life might make you a bit short in your pocket money and a lot of places in Amsterdam can be quite pricy. In this week’s episode of Top Things and Places in Amsterdam, Evguania and Brynn, staff members of the Amsterdammer, will take you to their favourite places to grab a beer after class. […]

Photo Story: Sinterklaas in Amsterdam

About 400,000 children and adults attended the 80th arrival of Sinterklaas and his servants from Spain in Amsterdam on Sunday. The arrival of Sinterklaas in Amsterdam is the largest one in the world. However, the main celebration will be on December 5, his birthday, one day before Sinterklaas’ departure. Veronica Fontana Photographer (Fall 2018)

Photo Story: Turn on the Lights!

Over 3100 participants gathered at Dam Square to see Turn on the Ligths’  11th edition last Thursday. The event, organized by De Bijenkorf, started-off the holiday season by providing a free theatrical performance of singers, musicians, actors and acrobats. Composed especially for this edition, the musical adventure “Make Classic Fantastic” was played. CB Milton, 50, […]

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

From November 1 to 5, Kromhouthal in Amsterdam Noord hosted The Affordable Art Fair. It offered over 75 national and international galleries, tried to bridge the gap between the art and the people, and explained the government-imposed price control. Veronica Fontana Photographer (Fall 2018)

What the Dussehra and Diwali Festivals Are About

On November 3, the 10th edition of the Diwali Festival was celebrated in Amstelveen, which gathered over 23,000 participants. Diwali is a hindu festival of lights, which takes place over the course of five days during Kartika, the 8th month of the year in the Hindu calendar. It represents the spiritual victory of the light […]