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 […]

Demonstrators Protest Housing Shortages and Massive Gentrification

On October 28, dozens of demonstrators gathered in the Red Light District to protest against Amsterdam’s housing shortage, the sell-out of alternative cultural places and the city’s massive gentrification. The protest ended with the occupation of a building in Oudekerksplein. Michael (an alias, as the interviewee prefers to remain anonymous) has lived in the building […]

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 […]

P.C. Hoofthuis Occupation Culminates in Tension

The occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on the last day of the WOinActie week has drawn a lot of attention to the protest against the budget cuts affecting especially the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences. The occupiers’ goal was primarily to confront the Executive Board of the UvA with their concerns about the cuts’ […]

Lectures Held Outside in Protest

Usually, students in Amsterdam can be found in the warm comfort of lecture theatres or seminar rooms, looking at a projector or a whiteboard, assembled behind laptops and writing blocks. This week, they were instead huddled on the steps along the Nieuwe Achtergracht, in the Oosterpark or even on the train between Amsterdam and The […]

Night of Protest Through the Lenses

Isabel Bonnet Founder Content Manager (Fall 2018) Former Editor in Chief (Spring 2018) Isabel Bonnet is a 21-year-old second-year student in communication science at UvA. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Amsterdammer. Before its creation, she worked as a photo editor at the Independent Florida Alligator and did an internship at Le Monde.