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Nausicaa: Amsterdam’s Underground Art Community

On Monday, February 11, live art enthusiasts with a sense of adventure attended the 26th Nausicaa event held in a remote location in the north of Amsterdam. Nausicaa is a platform where artists of various disciplines are invited to present their work, or work in progress. Having started in September 2016 as an independent initiative of […]

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Re-Dutchifying Paris

It seems like Dutch culture is slowly disappearing from Paris. The Institut Néerlandais (Dutch Institute), founded by Frits Lugt in 1957 and active until its closure in 2013, was a non-profit institution in Paris that promoted Dutch art and culture. Despite being one of the earliest cultural institutions of its kind, it relied completely on […]

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

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 of the year of the pig. As one of the Chinese community’s most important holidays, this week sees a […]

The Gradual Disappearance of Amsterdam’s Cultural Free Haven

Amsterdamse Doe Maatschappij (ADM) – a creative haven and the Netherlands’ largest squatted community – is under serious threat. Here is why we should all stand up and fight for it. ADM is not only a squat. It is a space of freedom and creativity, a testament of the value of diversity against cultural mass […]

Amsterdam Gets a Taste of Indian Cuisine

Last Sunday, above 3000 gathered at Dok Amsterdam, one of the most famous festival locations in the city, from 1pm to 11pm to celebrate the Indian culture. Food, music and dances turned the event into a celebration of the country.