Behind the many red-lit windows, sex shops, brown cafes or in a theatre hidden behind an illuminated façade, a world that has attracted many people to the city over the years awaits to be explored. A quick visit to the Red Light District is now on the bucket list of both young and old tourists, but according to the locals and employees who have been … Continue reading The Red Light District: ‘This is not a shopping mall’
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”
Written by Chirine Aboussaad Climate change is a hot topic. The people of The Netherlands came together in Amsterdam to protest during the biggest Dutch climate march to date. On the subway from the North of Amsterdam to the city center people are carefully carrying their meticulously crafted protest signs. Some are made of sturdy plywood, others on the back of what used to be … Continue reading Climate justice, NOW!
A piece by Maxim Etty, Dave Lantinga and Diogo Baptista Alongside the peaceful, slow floating waters of Amsterdam’s canals, we find 58 large concrete structured subway stations to transport 87.000 people daily to their destinations. Compared to the look and feel of the city center, the subways do certainly not have the same vibe. Especially girls don’t feel comfortable taking the subway to the suburbs … Continue reading The iron triangle
By: Dalla Coulibaly and Babette Res This week Codam has opened it’s doors. Codam is a free school where you learn how to program. It’s based on the French school ‘Ecole 42’. Listen to the podcast about this new school! Continue reading Opening free programming school
The center of Amsterdam is turning into a Disneyland. Streets and canals are filled with tens of thousands of tourists all year long. Some inhabitants are not too happy about this and the council is looking at measures to make the old city less crowded. Continue reading Overtourism In Amsterdam
On Friday the 31st of August, a 19-year-old man from Afghanistan stabbed and seriously injured two American tourists at the busy Centraal station in Amsterdam. It has now been confirmed that the incident was terror-related. On Wednesday the 11th of September two reporters, Dalla and Amber went to the Centraal station to have a chat with people about how safe they feel after the attack. … Continue reading Terror in Amsterdam