Humans of Amsterdam
Humans of Amsterdam
07/21/2017 at 15:57. Facebook
"We met during a strike. We were both working for the same company and all the employees were protesting for a better income. I had a very active role and I camped outside the office for 5 days in a row. She would come in the morning to support us and she would bring breakfast and cookies. Once the strike was over we kept in touch. We became friends and she invited me into her home. One thing... View more »
"We met during a strike We were both working for the same

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Annu Mishra
Badr Eldein
Pooja Naik
2/2 ''My father is Dutch and my mother is from Suriname so I am a mix. In the past few years there have been a lot of debates about racism and many people are starting to speak out. For a long time, I wasn't sure how to act in these discussions. Still I somehow felt that I needed to define my role within this new movement so I started to research the concept what it means to be an activist. I... View more »
2/2 ''My father is Dutch and my mother is from Suriname so

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Ionut Mihalea
Paulo Gaertner
Kevin Johnsrude
1/2 "I used to be an intern at a television network. Things were going really well and after two months we had our annual editors meeting. The editor in chief had prepared a presentation in which he summed up all the things the network had achieved that year. In the final slide of his presentation there was a caption that said: ''Diversity'' and right underneath my name was written. When I saw... View more »
1/2 "I used to be an intern at a television network Things

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Scott Simpson
Riccardo De Domenico
''For two years I would dress up once a week as a homeless person, a man, a girly girl, a hipster etc.
I would write down my experiences in a column. I wanted to know how people would react to these different looks but I also wanted to ask people the question why we wear the things that we wear.
You see in this country we have the freedom to wear whatever we want to but it is still a... View more »
''For two years I would dress up once a week as a

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Hager Ibrahim
Amanda Zacarkim
It's an Amsterdam kind of situation.
It's an Amsterdam kind of situation

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Jacqueline Spans
Jackson Monteiro
When I left Syria the war just started. I was twenty-two when I got selected for a scholarship in Spain, Granada to study fine arts. Unlike many Syrians I came here on a visa and so I'm not a refugee. Before coming Spain I used to study art in Damascus and work as a DJ. While living in Granada I kept working as a dj and last summer I even got to go to Ibiza to perform with big headliners. It... View more »
When I left Syria the war just started I was twenty two

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Esmée Dijt
Diyana Nouri
''Six months ago I had this crazy idea to start my own language school. I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur and since I was already teaching Dutch to expats I thought why not open up my own school. There are many language schools in Amsterdam but instead of just creating a place where people come to learn the language I wanted to build a community, a place where people can feel a sense... View more »
''Six months ago I had this crazy idea to start my own

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Diyana Nouri
Madelyn Horstink
''My father started selling books here in the 70's not because he enjoyed reading but because he understood what was popular at that time. He was a passionate entrepreneur and a good salesman. When I was young I would help him during the weekends. Unlike my father I was very passionate about books and I couldn't get enough of them. I learned so much from him and we made a really good team. I... View more »
''My father started selling books here in the 70's not because he

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Becky Churilla
Jade Richards
Miriam van Vuuren
''After my relationship ended my friends told me to go on Tinder. I had never heard of such an app but I was open to it. I matched with a woman from The Hague. After chatting with her for two months we decided to go on a date. I drove to The Hague and we went to shore and we ate some fish. The week after she came to see me in Amsterdam. From that moment on we have been together. She is such a... View more »
''After my relationship ended my friends told me to go on Tinder

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Michelle Roddy
Tirzah Berger
Ama Ama
She made me count 1-2-3 ice cream to get her to pose for me.
She made me count 1 2 3 ice cream to get her to pose for me

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Christy de Wacht
Anna Maria Marrodán Bukowska
Valerie Bostock
2/2 ''When I studied in Milan I would visit other places in Italy during the weekend. One day a friend and I decided to go to Cinque Terre, 5 beautiful little villages near the coast. To get from one village to the next you need to take a train. At the time we had very little money so we tried to travel as cheap as possible. We soon noticed that there was no ticket control between stops so we... View more »
2/2 ''When I studied in Milan I would visit other places in

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Sonali Patil
Elija Mayow
Bruce Ket'ah
1/2 ''I grew up in Bulgaria. My dad traveled a lot for work and I would sometimes join him on his travels. Every new country we visited I would fall in love with and afterwards I never wanted to return back home. I always knew I would leave Bulgaria the minute I would be able to stand on my own feet. When I was 19 I packed my bags and left. In the past 3 years I lived in Milan and Amsterdam... View more »
1/2 ''I grew up in Bulgaria My dad traveled a lot for

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Cortney Doherty
Alex Hingun
Jolijn Bloemendaal-Cottaar
''After I retired I decided to put more effort in making new friends. We met two months ago but today is actually the first time we are taking a day trip together. I don’t want to jinx it but so far we are having a blast.''
''After I retired I decided to put more effort in making new

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Chaja Liv
Emily Nicholson
Claire van Tonder
''I was still a student when I traveled to Egypt with a few friends. It was supposed to be tour through the country. We were staying in Hurghada and to save time we took a night bus to Luxor. Almost everyone in the bus was a sleep but somehow I was still awake. Suddenly an accident happened and the entire bus flipped over. Our driver had fallen a sleep while driving and had lost control over... View more »
''I was still a student when I traveled to Egypt with a

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Hayder Fares
Ahmed Samir
Sheikh Muhammad Arslan
''We have been colleagues for a few months.''
''Are you also friends?''
''I mean we enjoy buying toilet paper together. I’m not sure if we are friends yet but this could be our thing.''
''We have been colleagues for a few months ''

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Vanessa Boonstra Intriago
Mila Koppens
''I have always found traveling by train way more romantic than any other transport. Right after my final exams I bought a InterRail ticket and I traveled through Europe by train. It was the best time of my life. When I returned back home I was so disappointed with the results of my finals exams that I decided to keep on traveling. I took the train to Spain and I stayed in Madrid for a few... View more »
''I have always found traveling by train way more romantic than any

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Konstantia Koutouki
Lamyae El Hasnaoui
Lisette Jansen
Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim friends in this community. We hope you have a wonderful month of fasting. ♡
Muhammad Abouyahya
Randa Abulkheir
Shakir Hussain
''I came to Holland because of the war in Syria. Right after I arrived, I lived in different refugee shelters. Every few months I was being transferred to another shelter in another town. Every time I moved I had to start all over. As a refugee you are not allowed to work so while living in the shelter I started to work as a volunteer. I tried to keep myself busy but life in the camp is very... View more »
''I came to Holland because of the war in Syria Right after

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Ria St. Louis
Eline Van Willigenburg
''We are in the middle of our final exams and we needed a break so we came to the city. We are from a small village and there is not much to do over there. We have been best friends for over 13 years and we see each other almost every day. After the summer we are going to study in different cities and we are both a little anxious about it. Two weeks ago we didn’t see each other for 3 days and... View more »
''We are in the middle of our final exams and we needed

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Hayder Fares
Muhammad Ubaid
Emily Nicholson
''Both my biological parents are gay. They have never been a couple. They were really good friends who wanted to have a child so decided to have kids. I have 3 loving parents and honestly I only see advantages. It sometimes does worry me to see that homosexuals and lesbianes are still being discriminated.
Four years ago my dad got beat up in the middle of the night when he came home from a... View more »
''Both my biological parents are gay They have never been a couple

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Caroline Flueck
Isabella Maria Pont-Mhlanga
Monica Toma