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1 in 5 Amsterdammers Live on a Tight Budget – De Sociale Kruidenier is Here to Help

1 in 5 Amsterdammers Live on a Tight Budget – De Sociale Kruidenier is Here to Help February 26, 2019 By CARA RAKER “We’re a social supermarket,” explains Nicky Dankelman, project manager of De Sociale Kruidenier. De Sociale Kruidenier is a social project which helps Amsterdammers with a krappe beurs (low income). In Amsterdam, an estimated one […]

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

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters February 18, 2019 By CARA RAKER 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 […]

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

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam: What Is It and Where to Celebrate It February 08, 2019 By CARA RAKER 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 […]

“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,” […]