How the Amsterdam Municipality is worsening the (student) housing crisis: HVV2020

How the Amsterdam Municipality is worsening the (student) housing crisis: HVV2020 By ADELE MOLTEDO | December 17, 2019 Cover photo by Rajeshwari Singh / The Amsterdammer On November 27, 2019, the municipality of Amsterdam discussed a new housing policy that will cause a devastating blow to the housing prospects of international students and many non-local Dutch students […]

Amsterdam Art Weekend: Promoting Accessibility to Contemporary Art

Amsterdam Art Weekend: Promoting Accessibility to Contemporary Art By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | December 16, 2019 Cover photo by Andrea Valdivia / The Amsterdammer  Tourists staring at the artwork of Nokukhanya Langa exhibited at Galerie van Gelder during the Amsterdam Art Weekend on November 23, 2019.  The 8th edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend took place from November […]

Amsterdam Museumnacht celebrates its 20th anniversary

“It’s a happy evening” Amsterdam Museumnacht celebrates its 20th anniversary in November By HENRIKE FREYTAG | November 28, 2019 Cover photo by Tjan Ho Lai A palm tree in Hortus Botanicus in colorful lights by night on November 2nd, 2019. On Saturday, November 2, 2019, 55 museums in Amsterdam held special night events during the 20th Museumnacht. […]

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested during International ‘Rebel Without Borders’ Week By HENRIKE FREYTAG  | November 25, 2019 Cover photo by Charley Rousset / The Amsterdammer On October 13th 2019 the group Extinction Rebellion blocked the Blauwbrug bridge in the early morning. From October 7 to October 12, 2019, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, arranged several blockades […]

Black Pete’s Controversy is the New Dutch Tradition

Black Pete’s Controversy is the New Dutch Tradition By ISABEL BONNET | November 22, 2019 Cover photo by Veronica Fontana  / The Amsterdammer On November 16, 2019, the first Saturday after Sint Maarten, 25,000 people enthusiastically welcomed Sinterklaas in Apeldoorn. For a couple of years, the arrival of the Dutch St. Nicholas and its traditions, brings with […]

Chilean protests in Dam Square, Amsterdam

Andrea Valdivia November 12, 2019 Chilean protests in Dam Square Chilean protester in Dam Square – Photo by Andrea Valdivia / The Amsterdammer Chileans waving their native country’s flag during the protest on October 21, 2019. Andrea Valdivia / The Amsterdammer After the ongoing protests and strikes in Chile these last weeks, Chileans living in […]