Ámsterdam

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

Adam Stones | Posted 11.08.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 01.02.2016 | 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 13.01.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 31.12.2015 | 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 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

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 09.11.2015 | 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.

Jihadi John Refused Entry At Airport For Being 'Very Drunk'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK

Jihadi John suspect Mohammed Emwazi was refused entered to Tanzania in 2009 because he was "very drunk," it has been reported. Emwazi, the masked I...

Why the World Needs to Learn to Dine Alone

Marina Van Goor | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Van Goor

I wanted to challenge the status quo through design. Nowadays, it's expected that you're happy, batting away friends and have loads to share. Albeit virtual, social media has become the dominant public space and it relies on the expression of such things.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Roll Up! Roll Up! It's The World's First Drone Circus!

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

We now live in a world with a circus performed entirely with drones. 'Air 2015’, coming to Amsterdam later this year, will use highly specced un...

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.

Why the Dutch Are Better Than Us...

Ed O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Amsterdam is a city almost designed to be enjoyed on foot. It's not like trying to walk along the Thames in London. It isn't okay and picturesque for a bit and then you have to take a backstreet through a car park and down an alley to get back on to the path.

Do You Really Need a Reason to Go on Exchange?

Sabrina Azmi | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sabrina Azmi

Leaving home is always going to be hard, be it a semester-long escapade or a few years of study, being thrown into a completely foreign country is terrifying. But it will be the best decision you will ever make in your life, as it is mine.

We've All Had 'Fiery Relationships' - This Was Mine

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

We have all had 'fiery' relationships. You know the kind, those volatile relationships that vacillate between rage and lust. They are the stuff of bad movies and cult novels. You enter into these relationships knowing the danger, but you do it anyway.

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Duke | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering