MOCO Amsterdam: The Banksy Exhibition

Banksy is a mysterious character, not only in the world of art, but also in the criticism of 21st century culture. Combining those two, he expresses his views mostly in graffiti. Little is known about the artist himself, which is probably part of his devotion to art. This and the fact that his artworks mirror…

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Café Winkel 43 – The Best Appeltaart in Amsterdam

As spring has finally started to arrive here in Amsterdam, we decided to stroll around the city and have some delicious Dutch apple pie at one of the best spots in town. Café Winkel 43 is notoriously known for having the best appeltaart, so we got in line to be seated. The place is really…

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Night Out at the Marktkantine

Last Saturday was my first time going out to a proper club in Amsterdam since I arrived in the city, so you can already guess how excited I was to go! A friend of mine, Nina, was celebrating her birthday so we all met up for pre-drinks beforehand and had a really cool time together.…

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Volendam and Zaanse Schans – A Daytrip to the Dutch Countryside

Last Saturday my friends and I went on a daytrip to Volendam and Zaanse Schans to enjoy the first sunny days of spring. The trip was organized by the ISN Amsterdam network and was really cheap, so we had to participate! Volendam is a super cute little town by the Markermeer and famous for its…

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ISN’s Winter Introduction Week 2019

I finally made it to Amsterdam after lots of sad goodyes and a terrible flight cancellation. I was so glad when the plabe touched down and I had finally made it to the place I had been thinking of for almost a year. The first few days are usually the hardest for me considering the…

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Goodbyes and Other Thoughts on Going Abroad

I will land in Amsterdam in less than 3 days and I am slowly starting to realize that I won’t be seeing my friends and family for a really long time. This is definitely the worst part of going on a semester abroad – for anyone involved. I have talked to multiple friends who have…

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Let’s Get Packing! My Packing List for Half a Year in Amsterdam

The countdown is getting closer and closer to January 30th and I’ve just recently faced the fact that I really need to start packing. In this post I will try to list all the items I’m bringing with me for half a year in Amsterdam. First things first: I am a notorious overpacker, and always…

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Hungry for Holland – Starting my Journey

I had my name put on the waiting list for a semester abroad in November 2017 and in October 2018 I finally received the email to confirm that I will spend half a year in Amsterdam! As you can probably already tell, the process was long and challenging in different ways, but in the end it…

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Soft Honey Blonde Balayage

I went to get my hair done recently at my favorite salon ever and opted for a very soft balayage look. I really wanted to lighten up my complexion a little bit, without a drastic change. I basically had foilage done and toner afterwards, which was a looong process. Even though I am more of…

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Kiehl’s Christmas Haul

Being a fan of Kiehl’s products ever since I tried their Ultra Facial Cream a few years back, I was hoping to receive some nice goodies from them this year. Well, honestly the Kiehl’s products I got were not so much of a Christmas present, but more of a Black Friday purchase that already came…

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