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“In this way Turks can never really integrate”

Text and photo’s by Sophie van den berg How Turks keep staying together Between 1960 and 1973, 65,000 Turkish migrants came to the Netherlands. These were almost all guest workers who wanted to earn money for their families in Turkey. For most, their lives consisted of nothing more than work. For example, they were not given the opportunity to learn the language. Ismail Ercan (70) … Continue reading “In this way Turks can never really integrate”

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Ramadan & fasting

Natascha de Vries – Although a lot of religions do it, fasting takes an extreme toll on your body. Today we focus on how fasting affects someone, and what the results are for your physical and mental health.  It’s Sunday, April 10, 20:32. Sunset, and the start of iftar. Community center “De Ringvaart” has turned into a big dinner hall, with over 120 people attending. … Continue reading Ramadan & fasting

Thrift shopping: TikTok-trends and gentrification

 Siri Malmborg – Thrifting out of necessity or because of a TikTok-trend? When taking a closer look at the secondhand sector, the privilege-radar activates.  A room full of old leather and cigarette smoke captured in textile – in the air, there’s this indefinable scent unique to thrift stores. In the Kiloshop at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam, you pay a prize per kilo of garment, which varies … Continue reading Thrift shopping: TikTok-trends and gentrification

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Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

Moa Aulanko – Diana Miu, 20, studies journalism at Oxford Brookes University. For her, news plays an important role in humans being sociable and making the world a better place.  In Miu’s home country, Romania, young people get their worldwide news from social media, and the national news from their parents. “I don’t think many people from my generation, at least the people I know, … Continue reading Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

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Living on water – dream or threat?

Diana Miu – New Climate Change report raises concerns for Amsterdammers living in houseboats and floating houses. There are many things Amsterdam is known for: weed, the red-light district, wild nightlife, canals…and now, more than ever, houses on water. Be it houseboats or floating houses, a wave of locals and tourists are looking for alternative places to live around land-scarce Netherlands. Facing a shortage of … Continue reading Living on water – dream or threat?

No more crowds, no more waiting

It’s Wednesday afternoon at the NEMO Museum. As you enter the first floor of the exhibitions you can already see a lot of people walking around. Many experiments and test objects are set up here. In the entire museum, you can spot children aged between five and twelve, running from experiment to experiment. The longer they use the test objects, the wider the children’s eyes get. … Continue reading No more crowds, no more waiting