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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

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 also means that some of the city’s historic buildings were demolished, while others still remain 400 years later. But exactly how have some of the areas in Amsterdam changed throughout the years? Text and photos by Bart Jacobs The Waterlooplein was once the beating heart … Continue reading Amsterdam: city scars

Life-changing novels

Everyone has had the experience – when you were shaken by a book. A novel usually which gives you a new direction. And who knows these life changing books better other than a bookseller. Four readers about life changing reads. Text by Iris van Schie, photos by Jonas Armbruster Book The Laws by Connie Palmen Reader Bob Kappen (29), works at Athenaeum, Spui. When did … Continue reading Life-changing novels

Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Sustainability in fashion is a constantly recurring topic. More and more fashion companies are using eco-friendly textiles and remaking worn clothes instead of ‘fast fashion’.  Text and photos by Julia Pulm and Robin Nguyen  2,700 liters. This is the amount of water that is necessary for the manufacturing of one T-Shirt. Most of these T-Shirts are made out of a combination of cotton and polyester. … Continue reading Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here

In recent years, vegan food has become more and more common and people often choose a vegetarian meal. The lunchroom ‘Beter & Leuk’ located in Amsterdam, has an extensive vegan menu. Even though it is not close to most tourist attractions, it’s jam packed every day around lunchtime.   Text and photos by Bart Jacobs The vegetarian lunchroom, ‘Beter & Leuk’ in Amsterdam East almost looks … Continue reading Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here