How Can We Shift Sustainable Fashion From Niche To Norm?

Lucy von Sturmer | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Style
Lucy von Sturmer

Photo credit: Fashion for Good How can we put sustainability onto the mainstream fashion agenda? How can smaller brands compete? And who's to blame ...

Where To Rekindle Your Relationship On Holiday

Polly Rayne | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re getting on each other’s nerves, arguing, and finding yourselves talking only about work, family and household chores, then a change of s...

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Amsterdam's Young Thug: Poke Taking Over Dutch Hip-Hop

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mohadesa Najumi

Waiting to meet the rapper Poke in Amsterdam's De Duivel bar I was anticipating to meet an eclectic character. As I expected, a hilarious, charming yo...

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

Book Your Next Holiday, An Avocado Café Is Set To Open In Amsterdam

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If your avocado obsession knows no bounds, book yourself a trip to Amsterdam. The city will soon be home to an avocado café, which will serve dishes ...

10 Years Of Branded Games: From Flash To The Future

Sander van der Vegte | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sander van der Vegte

MediaMonks Games unlocked its own achievement this November, as the most playful proposition in the global creative production company celebrated turning ten. During this time the industry has gone through its own transformation.

The Heineken VIP Experience

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Despite many trips to Amsterdam, and several visits to places including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt's House and the Anne Frank House, I'd never been to the Heineken Experience. I decided that if I was going to go then I was going to do it properly, and joined a VIP Tour, which needs booking in advance.

Amsterdam Pre-Startup School For Refugees, Migrants, And Locals

Audrey Henkels | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Audrey Henkels

Amsterdam-based DELITELABS brings together refugees, migrants, and locals in a pre-startup school, equipping them with business skills and helping them integrate into European society.

In the Era of Social 'News' We Must Be More Social

Adam Stones | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

I recently defriended someone on Facebook. I know, such a modern drama. I had just had enough of my news feed being disrupted with his right wing views on the world, which seemed so out of line with my own. But by casting him digitally aside, I was complicit in that world becoming instantly smaller.

The Warped Gender Politics of the Red Light District

Joanna Taylor | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

The Red Light District is effectively a safe space for creepy men; a place where they feel comfortable to openly air their sexist behaviours and leer at women because, being dominated by other creepy men, it feels like their territory. But I hold out hope that their backward views on masculinity and femininity are being eroded...

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

Quick Family Getaway: Amsterdam

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Tetteh

Squeezing the last Peppa Pig puzzle and trusty bottle of Calpol into my carry on luggage, I get a last minute phone call from Mum: 'Make sure you don'...

Amsterdam's Cool New Hotel

Mike Gerrard | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

I walk around the far side of the building into Spuistraat and there I find not a rack of bicycles but a black limo delivering a guest to the city's newest hip hotel, the W Amsterdam.

Five of the Best Places for a Layover in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

"Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer"; if you're nodding your head at this statement then you're probably the type of traveller to embrace your flight stopovers rather than see them as an inconvenience. After all, why pass up a chance at discovering a new place, right? If this is you, here are 5 of the best layover destinations to explore in 2016.

New Hotels for Luxury Travellers in 2016

Emyr Thomas | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

At the start of the year, my thoughts always turn to my travel plans for the year ahead. My wishlist for the first part of this year includes Lisbon, Douro Valley, Santorini, St Lucia and the Amalfi Coast with many more destinations for later this year hopefully.

What We Already Know About 2016

Marleen Stikker | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

In the past months Waag Society, a pioneer in the field of digital media, worked at themes, projects and programmes that will keep us busy in 2016. The following overview, without being exhaustive, gives an impression of what we already know about the forthcoming year.

Staying With the Volks in Amsterdam

Mike Gerrard | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The Volkshotel is no ordinary hotel, and is the kind of place that is hard to define. It's not quite boutique, it's not luxury but has luxurious touches. It's not cheap but has some cheap rooms. The only category it falls into is quirky, although in Amsterdam quirky is the norm.

Top Ten Cities to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The year's end is soon upon us, and millions of revellers from around the world will be taking to the streets on December 31 to celebrate the end of 2015 and herald the beginning of 2016. But how do people celebrate the New Year around the world? We've picked 10 of the best cities to celebrate in - from Tokyo shrines to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro...

Eat in the Art of Amsterdam

Mike Gerrard | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

No longer are museum cafés and restaurants places to grab a quick bite, but many are now restaurants in their own right, aimed at attracting outside diners as well as museum visitors. Here are six of the best eating options in Amsterdam's museums and other attractions.

Hacking Almost Everything in Amsterdam

Marleen Stikker | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

Housed in the tower of one of Amsterdam's medieval buildings is something quite unexpected--a lab full of machines, incubators, petri dishes, and microbes. It might sound like the beginning of a gothic novel, but this is just where Waag Society's open wetlab--an initiative that strives to make biotechnology more accessible--happens to operate.

Heroes Who Thwarted Train Terror Attack Receive French Legion D'honneur

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

A British man and three Americans have been awarded France's highest honor, the Légion d’honneur by the president, Francois Hollande for their role...

London-Bound Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Running Out Of Fuel

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

A passenger flight bound for London was forced to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam on Monday after running out of fuel. China Southern Airlin...

Watch This Pilot Give A Lesson In How To Land A Plane In A Crazy Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was a bit stormy across much of Europe over the weekend and while most of us could simply hide indoors, the same wasn't true if you happened to fly...

A Tale of Two Cities: Amsterdam and Berlin

Arabella Noortman | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

If being around really tall people is your kind of thing, go to Holland. The average man is 6'3". And that's without clogs on. As well as clogs, several other C-words can be ascribed to the Netherlands' capital city: canals, coffee shops and culture, for instance; all of which Amsterdam has in abundance.