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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

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 97 - Memorial in Amsterdam

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Within a trice we were driving through France towards Belgium. The boys had been at a party the night before and so they slept. In addition my musical taste is not theirs so whilst they dozed I was not allowed to listen to music, as my choices would have been too toxic.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eight: Paris

Kai Humphries | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The only thing more annoying than an irritating child being rambunctious on a crowded train, is a child conducting himself in such a manner in French. There is something rather excruciating about hearing incomprehensible high pitched words produced from the back of someone else's throat when you are already of a nauseous disposition.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seven: Amsterdam

Kai Humphries | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I'm feeling positively charged already at the prospect of being in a city that allows you to be sovereign of your own consciousness without risk of incarceration. This in my opinion shouldn't be a luxury afforded to you in a very specific geographical location, but a worldwide liberty as an individual...

A Day in Amsterdam

Fritha Strickland | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

I recently look a trip to Amsterdam with my family and wanted to share some of the places we found if you are planning a micro holiday in the city.

Is This Beagle The World's Cutest Airline Employee?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Is this the world's cutest airline employee? We think so. If you ever travel with KLM through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport - and misplace an item w...

Shouldn't We All be a Little Bit Gay? Reflections on Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

Mr Pickwick | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

Not to be outdone, a bunch of enthusiastic Christians made some noise along the route proclaiming that "Jesus loves you". This was self defeating because it was essentially the whole point of the Parade. It was just another example of how God (whoever he or she may be) should never be invited to parties.

'If It Disappears, This Is What It Looks Like' - Photo Was Apparently Taken By A #MH17 Passenger As He Boarded

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

This extraordinary image apparently shows the moment a passenger boarding the crashed MH17 flight, saying: "If it disappears, this is what it looks li...

Europe's Best Children's Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The only voices that weren't heard were the ones of the marauding mountaineers themselves. Too young to comment? Maybe. Or perhaps they were just confused as to why there was an argument in the first place - 'We've got our own museums anyway.'

This Week I Ate... Indonesian in Amsterdam, Plane Food, Polpo and KPH

William Sitwell | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The man himself was behind the bar when I visited for lunch. We were the only people there for lunch and our arrival didn't exactly bring a smile to Mr Power's face. Put it this way, there are warm welcomes and there are get out of my pub before I kill you welcomes. Try it yourself and see what you get.

How to Hit Amsterdam's Biggest Party

BarChick | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

This nationwide festival takes the Dutch free-spirited mentality to another zenith, and 2014 is going to be bigger than ever. Why? Because this will be the first year that Amsterdam celebrates King's Day since King Willem-Alexander's inauguration last year. Happy Birthday, HRH!

Incredible Picture Shows KLM Flight Hit By Lightning

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

"Ladies and gentlemen, you may have noticed we were hit by lightning," said the captain of a Boeing 737 after it safely touched down at Birmingham Air...

10 Cities You Should Explore Over the Easter Holidays

Nola Chesworth | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Easter is a great time to take advantage of the long weekend and go exploring a new city; as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are Public Holidays in many countries, there are some restrictions on what you can do due to limited opening hours, but this should not deter you.

Fantasy Holiday Homes for Real

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the most enticing aspects of renting someone else's home in another country for a little while: the chance to live in your fantasy house/castle/boat/apartment without the type of income that drives you to wear a paper bag over your head and pontificate about sardines in the manner of dear, humble Shia Le Boeuf.  

Here's What Happened When Wes Anderson Went to Amsterdam Last Week

Brandon Hartley | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Brandon Hartley

Anderson and Revolori participated in a Q&A before the film with journalist and editor Ronald Ockhuysen. Their conversation covered Austrian literature, what happens when you're up for a role in a film against your own brother, and whether or not Dutch people know where Anaheim is located.

Winter Breaks, Children Welcome

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Children or no children, beaches in winter are all about wild seas, rugged walks and the type of gear normally associated with polar expeditions. And nowhere on earth (or quickly reached on a short-break) does those beaches better than the UK. These are the places to teach your children the true value of things they take for granted, like walking upright and body heat.