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

When it comes to packing for my semester abroad, I might have really made a mistake or two. I just revised my whole packing list and looking at it in retrospective really makes me cringe. Everything in italics is what I think about it now or what I would have changed. I hope this is…

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What I Missed Most During My Time Abroad

I feel like people tend to skip the negative things a lot when talking about their exchange experiences. The things you miss usually show what is most important to you and also what you take for granted at home. Keep on reading to find out what I missed most during my time in Amsterdam! The…

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My Favorite Boutiques in Jordaan – Shopping in Amsterdam

The Jordaan district of Amsterdam is home to many cute little boutiques that sell unique clothing and accessories. During my time in Holland I definitely spent quite some money in these places. Since I know everyone appreciates some insider info on where to shop, here’s my take on that! Beadies Beadies is a jewelry supply…

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My Dorm in Amsterdam – The Student Hotel Amsterdam City: An Honest Review

In this post I want to do I big review on my semester stay at The Student Hotel Amsterdam Center. As you might already guess, this post will be super loooong and picture-heavy. Anyway, I hope I can help out anyone who is looking for accommodation in Amsterdam! Why not a regular dorm? First of…

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Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going Abroad

Going abroad is one of those experiences that everyone who has done it seems to rave about. It almost seems as if there are no bad things to it, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. No one really likes to admit that there’s days in your exchange when it really just sucks or…

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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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