Restaurant owner finds creative solution to shortage of staff

Owner Leon van Bourgonje (left) signs contract with manager director of ROC Peter Bon (right Restaurant De Eendracht and ROC Hilversum combine their powers and start hospitality academy ‘On The Job De Eendracht’ from September this year. The hospitality branche has shortage of staff after the corona crisis. While ROC Hilversum fulfills the need of students to have more practical experience during their study, restaurant … Continue reading Restaurant owner finds creative solution to shortage of staff

‘Sex workers are at the bottom of society’’

Sex workers of Amsterdam are finally back in business. And although the girls are happy to get back to work, they still feel underappreciated by society. How has being in lockdown been for them and what is it like to finally get back to work? The red glow of the lights is shining on the facades again. Girls of all colours, shapes and sizes have … Continue reading ‘Sex workers are at the bottom of society’’

The life of those without a home

Text by Patricia Budusan Picture by De Regenboog Strolling through the once busy street from Amsterdam Centraal to the Dam Square, an unusual atmosphere fills up the air. The street longs for human curiosity and exploration; the scenery has rather changed, showing only the remains of where souls once came to wander. Few tourists are still exploring and making their way through the canals, admiring the … Continue reading The life of those without a home

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Journalist Anniek van den Brand: “The workload is as high as ever”

By Hedwig Goudsmit 18 October 2020 Anniek van den Brand (53) has been a journalist for thirty years. She started her career working at Trouw and after twenty one years she transferred to AD. Now, she has been working as chief Reportage at Het Parool for almost a year. “Sometimes it feels like my job is supposed to be for three people instead of one.” … Continue reading Journalist Anniek van den Brand: “The workload is as high as ever”

At the roots of the future at Nxt Museum Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s diverse Museum scene has been replenished by a first-of-its-kind attraction. On 29 August the Nxt Museum opened its doors to make the art of tomorrow accessible to the public. At Nxt Museum, an avant-garde universe collides with the human senses – an experience predestined for unpredictability. Visitors are lead through different installations, making use of light, sound, and movement to create cosmic scenarios. The … Continue reading At the roots of the future at Nxt Museum Amsterdam

How does a professional athlete fight back after an accident?

Video by Lena Knaus and Lea Dillmann One year ago: Kitesurfer Francisca Meijer just started her surf trip. Then the 26-years-old injured herself and her whole sports carrier crashed. We asked ourselves: How do professional athletes fight back after an accident? Get to know the whole story of Francisca and the perspective of physiotherapist Jared Miller. Continue reading How does a professional athlete fight back after an accident?

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 for new deliveries. Text: Iben Schmidt | Photo: Iben Schmidt Amsterdam – After the coronavirus disease broke out in South China, face masks all over the world have been selling out. Amsterdam seems to be no exception.  Dam Apotheek in the center of Amsterdam taped … Continue reading Fear of coronavirus affects Amsterdam pharmacies

Living a VANtastic life

Daphne Gakes (34) has been living in her campervan ‘Bartje’ in Amsterdam for three years now. Moving from one place to another, she experiences a feeling of freedom and danger at the same time.  Text by Lisanne van ‘t Riet and Julia Pulm, photos by Lisanne van ‘t Riet   Stepping out at Station ‘Verrijn Stuartweg’, a ten minute walk leads you through a business area towards … Continue reading Living a VANtastic life