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Photo Story: About 100 Venezuelans Protest for Democracy in Dam Square on Saturday

On Saturday, about 100 Venezuelans living in the Netherlands gathered in Dam Square to join the international day of protest for democracy. Organized by the association Multicultureel Viva Venezuela, protesters stood in support for the Interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, and against Nicolas Maduro. Dozens of countries have already recognised Guaido as the leader of […]

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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 […]

The ADE Alternative, a Dance Demo Parade in the Capital City

On October 20, people of all ages came together to take part in the Amsterdam Dance Demo. This street parade is an alternative to the Amsterdam Dance Event which takes place in the same week. Together the participants stood up against the commercialization of Amsterdam’s creative and entertainment spaces. Valeria Mongelli Reporter (Spring 2018) Reporter […]