Live Music!
Experience music for free in Amsterdam

Feeling jazzy on a Tuesday evening? Or classy on a Wednesday afternoon? But you’re flat broke? No worries, Amsterdam has several regular live music sessions on offer for free! Going out to enjoy music doesn’t have to be expensive when you know where to go. Live...

Have you seen the colours of Van Santen?
Colours of the Golden Age

Are you looking for things to do during your Christmas break? Go visit UvA’s Special Collections in the city centre. I recently visited the exhibition of master colourist Dirk Jansz. van Santen (1637–1708) and I’ll give you a little sneak peek of his work! Today a...

March for the climate (November 29)

All sustainable, recycling and tree loving people unite! On 29 November there will be a climate march in the city centre of Amsterdam: “de klimaatparade”. This march is related to this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, which is held from 30 November...

homeless student
Student adventures: the hunt for housing

Searching for student accommodation is nothing different from trying to get a ticket for a Muse concert. Almost impossible. Thousands of people want one, but only hundreds of tickets are for sale. So you have to be quick! And smart. There simply isn’t enough In the Netherlands accommodation...

Herfstbok beer in Autumn Amsterdam

It’s autumn: rain, wind, short days, no sunlight… But, fortunately there is Herfstbok! So find one of the cafés selling this seasonal beer and watch the rain slap against the windows. Enjoy it when you leave the faculty at 4 o’clock and it’s already dark...

Lost direction in Amsterdam? - Emma Schook
8 tips for new students in Amsterdam

Are you a first year’s student at the Faculty of Science or an international student new to Amsterdam? Welcome! In this post I’ll give you 8 tips to ensure you’ll have a great time in Amsterdam! From housing to house parties, these tips cover it...

Party guide for science freaks

Attending lectures, preparing assessments and studying for exams is an exhausting lifestyle for most of us! Solving equations can lead to severe headaches and leisure is the only method to resolve them. Exercising, discussing the latest developments in fashion and watching television are broadly applied...

SAIL Amsterdam 2015

Last week almost 2.3 million people (!) visited SAIL in Amsterdam to enjoy Tall Ships, shows and a great Dutch atmosphere. SAIL Amsterdam is a nautical festival that takes place every five years in the waterways of Amsterdam. The ninth edition of SAIL was a...

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