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“11 YEARS AT THE AIRPORT AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS”

Impressions from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport following Europe’s travel bans and lock down implementations. Photos and text by Veronica Kontopoulou It ...
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Two wonderful families, living in trash

This winter, in early January 2020, I spent one day in another world. A world where one bottle cap with ...
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Istanbul: a trap for the disabled?

Anyone who has ever visited Istanbul will agree that it’s an enormous city, with lots of options for public transport ...
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Interviews

Myanmar: Facebook caused genocide while expanding market

Nationalist propaganda on Facebook has contributed to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar according to a condemning U.N. report ...
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“On my 22nd birthday, I heard that both of my parents have the COVID-19 virus”

Amsterdam – It was no ordinary 22nd birthday for Eva Yong, who just finished her bachelor in pedagogy. Her mom ...
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Corona news in China: sorting the pieces of the puzzle

“I am using VPN’s (Virtual Private Network) to work around the censorship wall”, says Upton McLaughlin, a marketing and PR-specialist ...
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World

Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

The country’s inflexible legislation poses unexpected obstacles for the Finnish government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as swiftly as ...
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How to travel green: an adventurous yet durable journey

Dutch sustainability advocates, Wiebe Wakker and Rudy van der Aar are known as unique travelers as they have made an ...
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Two wonderful families, living in trash

This winter, in early January 2020, I spent one day in another world. A world where one bottle cap with ...
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Amsterdam

Fear of coronavirus affects Amsterdam pharmacies

Several pharmacists in the Dutch capital are in lack of face mask because of coronavirus. Now they are waiting weeks ...
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Virologist

“The problem is that we hardly know anything about COVID-19”

Transparency will be vital in the prevention of a Corona outbreak in Europe, says Eline Verheij, an assistant virus researcher ...
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Living a VANtastic life

Daphne Gakes (34) has been living in her campervan ‘Bartje’ in Amsterdam for three years now. Moving from one place ...
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Amsterdam: city scars

From just 30.000 residents in the 1500s to more than 900.000 in 2019, Amsterdam has expanded a great deal. This ...
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Life-changing novels

Everyone has had the experience – when you were shaken by a book. A novel usually which gives you a ...
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Opinion

The ancient art of Ottoman cuisine

When thinking of Turkish food, what immediately comes to mind is kebab, lahmacun and köfte. However, there is a lot ...
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OFF-LIFE

What happens when a student doesn’t have any technical devices or internet for a whole weekend? Ronny Taferner tried it ...
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Art: is it still okay?

Singing along to one of the most famous Christmas songs ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ is not as innocent as it ...
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