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Is Ballet Viable? The State of the Nation(al) Stage

In a recent interview, Timothee Chalamet discussed his anxieties as a young actor, trying to get his break in off-broadway shows and independent films, around the longevity and relevance of film in today’s world, saying that “I don’t want to feel like I’m getting into opera or ballet or an art form that is slowly […]

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“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 […]

Food For Thought: Exhibition at the Foam Brings Food Photography into the Limelight

Food photography is never just about the food itself, and has become an essential element of our dining experience as a representation of lifestyle, culture, relationships, and consumption. Feast For The Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography, is inspired by a book that was curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff and organized […]

The Re-election of Viktor Orban and the Ongoing Crisis in Hungary

On the brink of changing its future, Hungary is on a 12-year path of disruption, which has affected refugees, Hungarians and the entire European Union. With various stakeholders, unwitting or deliberate, the actions leading up to this impasse possess salience. Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has realized his aspiration of creating an illiberal state. This […]

Editorial: They Don’t Want Us, But They Need Us

This week, The Amsterdammer celebrated its 100th publication. We have reached this milestone after seven months, two semesters, and 60 staff members, I could not be prouder of what it has become. Like any nascent start-up we certainly faced (far) more obstacles than we expected. However, it is with hard work and dedication that the […]