“People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

Written by Naomi de Ridder  The number of aesthetic plastic operations has increased by 10 million worldwide since 2010. The reason why are improved techniques and the popularity of social media, says Doctor Gokoel.  Around 23 million cosmetic surgeries are performed every year worldwide, according to a rapport of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Since 2010 the number of operations has dramatically increased. … Continue reading “People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

“Playing records is like buying a new pair of shoes”

Written by Lindsey Maycock Since Spotify was created in 2006, music has been easier to listen to than ever. The website now has over 96 million users who pay a monthly fee to be able to access almost any song by any artist. However, the record industry has been growing every year since 2001 and is even popular with the younger generation. Some people feel … Continue reading “Playing records is like buying a new pair of shoes”

25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers

Written by Charisa Chedie Aretha Franklin, 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar or John Coltrane: here are 25 songs to put you in the right activism mood. But before you press play, please take a moment to look at our top 5 curated by five Dutch changemakers. #1. This is America – Childish Gambino By Jenny Janssen, co-founder of NO THANKS! an organization creating awareness for sexual intimidation … Continue reading 25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers

Music keeps you open minded

Written by Marijn Butter   Name: David Jansen Age: 21 years old City: Amsterdam Study: Cultural and Social education Music: Singer and songwriter (Debski) and lead singer of the rock band ‘The Strip’ “The meaning but mostly the purpose of music is very important in our society nowadays. I think music helps people in many ways. It offers people support, it helps people reflect on their own acts and it … Continue reading Music keeps you open minded

“Moving here created a huge sense of independence”

Written by Lindsey Maycock Every year many students all around the world leave the comforts of their home country to study abroad. The Netherlands alone welcomes 122,000 exchange students each academic year. Students apply to go on exchange in the hopes of becoming a more independent open-minded individual. Two exchange students in Amsterdam discussed their initial struggles with homesickness and navigating their new surroundings. They’ve overcome this by … Continue reading “Moving here created a huge sense of independence”

Tiny houses in Minitopia

A life without supermarkets Romee (27) is one of the residents of ‘Minitopia’, a small village created by individuals who build their own small houses and cultivate their own vegetables. With their own water and solar energy system, these residents are less dependent on governmental utilities. Do Romee and her neighbours have more freedom than the rest of us? Find out in this video by … Continue reading Tiny houses in Minitopia

From exclusive stories to entertainment formats: The Future of Journalism

Written by Nina Büchs Peter Olsthoorn (1960) is a Dutch investigative journalist and author of books as The Power of Google and The Power of Facebook. In 1995, he was one of the first internet reporters worldwide. During his career, he gained experience as a local reporter at the Economisch Dagblad, went as a European correspondent to Hungary and Prague and founded Planet Multimedia, one of … Continue reading From exclusive stories to entertainment formats: The Future of Journalism

The normality of drug use at festivals in the Netherlands

Written by Dyonne Onyema ‘’I’m having the time of my life here at festival Thuishaven’’, says Owen, a 22-year-old boy, while dancing to the electric music that’s coming from the big stereos. Every 10 minutes, when the beat changes a little bit, he screams with the rest of the crowd. One of the tents at Thuishaven is dark and very hot. Many small lights are … Continue reading The normality of drug use at festivals in the Netherlands

“The news cycle is impossible to shake off”

Written by Romy Caverlé Journalism has changed due to various factors, but how do journalists experience these changes? I asked Bas Blokker (55), who was born and raised in Amsterdam. Since July 2018, he lives in Washington DC where he is based as the US correspondent for all outlets for NRC Media and has worked as a journalist since April 1991. Has your daily workload … Continue reading “The news cycle is impossible to shake off”