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Innovative Master’s Week attracts Over 600 Students

From February 11 until 15, the UvA hosted more than 600 students for the Master’s Week. Organized by the Communication Office, the annual occasion added some innovative new sessions. Kicked-off with a festive opening function, the week boasted other events such as the master boost training and program information sessions. All the sessions aimed to […]

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Debunking Heineken: Olivier van Beemen Discusses his Provocative New Book

People across the globe know and recognize the red star and iconic green bottles associated with Heineken, the international Dutch brewing company. But they rarely stop to think about what lies behind the image. Heineken has been in the African continent for over 100 years. Their website promotes an underlying ethic of “growing together in […]

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 […]

“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 […]

How Might Brexit Affect Amsterdam’s Britons?

To British nationals living in Amsterdam, Brexit is going to have a huge impact. Since the rejection of the Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, however, the specifics of what shape Brexit will take and what effect it will have on Britons abroad, is unknown. Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom are currently tabling amendments to […]

Video: 2019 National Tulip Day

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the 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 […]