My Honest Exchange Experience at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam or Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Disclaimer: This post will only be about my experience studying at the Hogeschool van Amsterdan, HvA, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences or AUAS. Yes, these really are all the abbreviations for the same university. This is not about any aspect of life outside of university. It really is just about my courses, professors and overall…

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Dutch 101 – Useful Things to Know About the Dutch

During my time in Amsterdam I got to take a Dutch class and learn some everyday phrases. Since it took me a while to get used to the language and pick up some sayings, I figured I would share my knowledge with you! Anyway, here’s my collection of important Dutch phrases, words, saying etc. I…

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5 Things I Loved and 5 Things I Hated About Living in Amsterdam

All good things must come to an end and so did my semester abroad in Amsterdam! I am really glad I took the chance to make the experience of living in a different culture and experience exchange life to the fullest. As all things in life, there’s ups and downs. Just to let you know…

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NDSM Werf – The Art Center of Amsterdam

The NDSM Werf is home to a variety of murals, graffitis and art installations throughout the whole year. Situated in the Noord part of town, the area offers vast spaces which are not only used for art purposes but also serve as festival grounds. The ferry ride there is free and it takes you to…

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G’s Brunch Boat – The Breakfast Spot on the Canals

As I have already been to G’s in de Pijp and loved their Eggs Benedict more than any other ones I’ve had in the Dam so far, I was more than excited to check out their brunch boat last weekend. My friends from Austria came to visit and they brought some mad good weather with…

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My Time in Amsterdam is Almost Over

I can’t believe how fast time flies and I have yet to realize that I will soon be back home in Austria. I spent almost 5 months in this beautiful city and got to experience exchange life to the fullest. My emotions right now are completely over the place. One part of me is longing…

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Vondelpark and Dutch Weather Struggles

The weather got a little better last week, so we decided to just lay in the sun a bit and enjoy the scenery of Vondelpark. Being the biggest park in Amsterdam, you would expect that there’s a lot of open space and nature. The truth is though that this is the exact opposite on sunny…

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Keukenhof Flower Gardens

As spring is in full bloom and summer is slowly approaching, I took a trip to Keukenhof. This huge botanical garden is home to a variety of different flowers. The main reasons tourists love this place is because it is somehow stereotypically Dutch, as it is right next to the big tulip fields of Lisse.…

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Music On Amsterdam 2019

Last weekend I got to go to another festival here in the Netherlands called Music On. It was situated a little outside of Amsterdam in the Havenpark, which is a big site for festivals of all types. The festival had a really great techno/house line up, which I really enjoyed. The vibe there was great,…

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