All posts tagged Amsterdam

Nederpop? Nederhop? / A Brief Summertime Introduction to Dutch Music

Give it a few weeks and we will once again reach the end of another academic term. For some of us, there will be exams, for others, like me, a […]

Weekend Getaways, on a budget

It’s reading week, it’s Christmas break, it’s a 3-day weekend. You want to escape the anxiety, the stress and the tiredness from the endless study sessions at the library. But […]

Pool of Tears

‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ‘now I’m opening out like the largest telescope […]

Doris, ‘Dam, and I

It’s 3 am: I’m running on no sleep and my coursework is due in 12 hours. So far this sounds like a run-of-the-mill night before a deadline situation. However, I […]

‘On the Verge of Insanity’, An Exhibition

Over the summer I visited Amsterdam and coincided my visit with a trip to the Van Gogh Museum to see their recent exhibition On the Verge of Insanity. The exhibition combines his works with pieces documenting the development and presence of his illness including the doctor’s note when he cut off his ear and the supposed gun he shot himself with. One of the most powerful effects of an exhibition is that it presents to you a train of thought to piece the works along and map the connections between a lifetime of art; so here is my run-down of the exhibition.

A Lads holiday. Part 4:

Part four marks the first changeover of our holiday. After four days in Amsterdam we moved onto Brussels. Unfortunately, at this point four of our mates had to go home. Mr. Snooze and our Tall Friend (did I […]

A Lads Holiday: Part 3

Part three of the holiday marks the end of our stay in Amsterdam, which is probably just as well seeing as we were treating wandering around the red light district […]

A Lads Holiday: Part 2

Side note: If you haven’t read A Lads Holiday: Part 1 please read it before reading this post… I’ve been friends with these boys for years but today I found the Early Bird. Curtains open at 8am, […]

A Lads Holiday. Part one:

  As a group, I like to think we’re different from your typical “lads”. Conversations about the opposite sex tend towards relationship advice, and jokes are rarely taken too far. And despite […]