Everyone wants a place that colors their world and electrifies the imagination. Furthermore, a place where creatives can gather publicly, such as the one organized by OT301 in Amsterdam, is important to the economic and social spheres of communities. The benefits are many—creatives can showcase their gifts and projects; people can display their culture and identity; and those involved can also taste the diversity. There is also a wonderful community feeling that welcomes everyone. Friends can meet, children can play, and everyone can relax in these public spaces.
You may have never heard about some place like this before: a coffee bar where deaf people can not only find employment, but where deaf people can come in contact with those who can hear. That is the idea behind Amsterdam’s latest cafe, known as the Sign Language Coffee Bar. One of the baristas, a deaf woman named Ellen van der Werf stated that, “it’s new and fun to communicate with hearing people.”
Muslims usually have a hard time finding a proper meal, except they are comfortable with fish and vegetarian food. This is because Muslims are obligated to eat only from halal food sources. Halal means pure and it is a way of classifying foods especially meat that is prepared according to Islamic law. However, Muslims that are resident in the Netherlands don’t have to go through much trouble to get a proper meal, as many places now serve Halal food. In reality, halal is not the preserve of only Muslims as everybody can enjoy these meals. In this piece, we will talk about the Top 5 halal places we think you should visit to have a taste of heavenly delights.
Ever wish you could travel the world and experience dozens of cultures, even if it was vicariously? Storytelling has a way of transporting people to places that exist even in the realm of fantasy or to the past with just words and music alone. If you never sat in on a storytelling night, then the Mezrab Cultural Center in Amsterdam is an opportunity for magic that you cannot pass up.
The Albert Cuyp Market is located on the Albert Cuyp Street in the De Pijp neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Established in 1904, the market is now a sprawling center of commerce with more than 300 stalls at both sides of the street. It is undoubtedly the most popular market in Amsterdam, ad it is also the largest and busiest market in the Netherlands. The market is a center of excellence for the best food and clothing items in Amsterdam. And it is famous for its vintage fashion, cheese, waffles and multicultural merchants with Suriname, Turkish, and Moroccan backgrounds.
Amsterdam is home to a growing population of freelancers, and this has increased the demand for high-quality workspaces. Workspaces have an ambience that gets the creative juices flowing, and this is a most coveted thing for many artists and writers, and the freelancing nation in general. Workspaces also provide high-speed internet, good coffee, and a beautiful environment that’s so enabling you to start wishing that you could live in it. Here is a list of the top five workspaces in Amsterdam for the creative minded to explore.
Born in the mid-1920s was a genius with the camera that has forever changed the art of photography forever. Though the Dutch photographer Ed Van der Elsken may no longer be alive in this world, but his work continues to breathe life into an artistic past, present, and future. One look at a Ed Van der Elsken exhibition, and you will be transported into story after story.
Growing up in radio stations, Teddy Beats was exposed to diverse genres of music from an early age. His passion for music goes all the way back to his childhood. His Dad was in the radio business when he was growing up so he spent a lot of time in radio station studios learning about audio editing and sound recording. In middle school, he started making hip-hop beats for his friends in his Mom’s basement.
Step aside Hongkong and Kaula Lumpur! Southeast Asia is not the only place where you can find delicious noodles. Amsterdam has stepped up to prove that the city is not only full of entertainments, it is full of seriously delicious and affordable Asian-style noodle restaurants. Check out these 5 places where you can heaps of noodles for an amazing price of €7 to €10 a dish.
Around the world, multiculturalism is valued and appreciated as the guiding force of a nation’s strengths. When people from different ethnic backgrounds and races converge in one city, state or country. Everyone benefits from the combination of different ideas and ways of life. There’s a strength acquired that’d be impossible if nationalism reigned supreme. However, the media in the Netherlands seems to disagree. Though the Netherlands and especially the capital city Amsterdam is home to more than 177 cultural identities. The media continues to take the stance that diversity will be the downfall of the country’s greatness.