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‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters

A ‘climate revolution’ was the goal of the 200-odd student protesters who gathered in Dam Square on February 14. Organized for the second time this month by the civil society group Students for Climate, the protest specifically asked high school students to pose the question ‘Why study for a future you won’t have?’. The strike […]

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“Auschwitz never again”- Annual Holocaust Memorial takes place in Wertheimpark

On Sunday, January 27, the annual Holocaust Commemoration organized by the Dutch Auschwitz Committee took place in Wertheimpark. Despite steady rainfall, hundreds of participants gathered at Amsterdam’s City Hall to walk together in silence towards the ceremony, which is held annually on the last Sunday of January. The Commemoration takes place next to the Auschwitz […]

Protests at Dam Square in support of ‘Freedom for Venezuela’

Yesterday, on January 23, 2019, around 100 people gathered at Dam Square in Amsterdam as a sign of support for Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan President of the National Assembly, who is locked in a bitter power struggle against the current reign of Nicolas Maduro. Similar protests were staged in the Hague and more than a […]

Amsterdam Attracts More Than 10,000 Tourists on National Tulip Day

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 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 the theme “Flower Power,” […]

Startup Village: A Hotbed for Young Start-Ups in Amsterdam

Startup Village, located at the heart of Science Park, is Amsterdam’s attempt to mold young technology innovators into entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 with a focus on technology and science companies. The project, an initiative of ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship), Amsterdam Science Park, and UvA Ventures-Holding, now houses around 25 start-up enterprises. Designed by […]

Amsterdam Light Festival Lights up the City Center

On Thursday, November 29 the seventh edition of Amsterdam Light Festival officially opened. Until January 20, visitors can admire 30 luminous artworks especially created for Amsterdam by artists from all over the world. The artworks will be lit up every day between 5 pm and 11 pm. The festival, hosted in Amsterdam’s historical city center, […]