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Red lights flashing in Sin City

Empty windows and lonely chairs: Amsterdam’s Red-Light District has never been emptier than since the outbreak of COVID-19. Sex workers are ...
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“I want to do something useful with my time”

By Maartje Veneman Even though the quarantine has forced many of us to slow down, others try to use this ...
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Crystal clear canals

By Jelle Voort How the slowing down of the tourism industry has affected the water quality in Amsterdam’s oldest waterways ...
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Interviews

Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

Text by Veronica Kontopoulou Photos by Helmi Padatsu Just when the corona crisis slowed down, we were brutally reminded of ...
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‘’Zwier is very personal, you’re not a number’’

Zwier is a free port of the city that is located in Vinkeveen, the Netherlands, and a perfect place to visit for ...
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“My sugar daddy would rather not take the risk”

Imagine your job is to date older men for money and then a disease breaks out that hurts especially older ...
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World

Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

Text by Veronica Kontopoulou Photos by Helmi Padatsu Just when the corona crisis slowed down, we were brutally reminded of ...
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BREAKING FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

Glitter, heels, long nails, wild dancing, crop tops, colourful outfits, 80s music; these are a few of Pedro Lorenzo Menéndez’s ...
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Socialism on the rise in California since pandemic

“Recent developments of the Corona outbreak have fueled Californians’ desire to adopt a more socialist political ideology” – Alexander Smith ...
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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

Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

Text by Veronica Kontopoulou Photos by Helmi Padatsu Just when the corona crisis slowed down, we were brutally reminded of ...
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Time to press the green reset button

While the economy and businesses are rushing to return to normality, the Planet is in no hurry for pollution levels ...
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Friendships in the time of Corona

by Dauphine Vernimmen Silence. Empty streets, empty cities and closed restaurants. The noise moved to our computers. Everything is going ...
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