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Summer activities from the Municipality of Amsterdam!




The Municipality of Amsterdam organizes hundreds of events for young people to spend the summer to the fullest. This summer, there will be no time to be bored thanks to activities for people of all ages, mostly young people! We have compiled a few activities for you.

Visual content training with Mediaclub!

The Municipality of Amsterdam provides visual content training for children aged 8-12. Children who love to take pictures and want to learn video editing applications can visit the Mediaclub in Nieuw-West. Here, children will also be able to learn content and story writing. The municipality also shares all the articles written here and all the photos taken from Facebook and other social media accounts.

Mediaclub from 20 July to 24 August every Thursday between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm.

Children can enjoy this activity free of charge. You can visit this address to participate .

Those who want to take out the cassette are here!

Support for those who dream of releasing a cassette from the Municipality of Amsterdam! With this four-part workshop, you can compose your own song or even shoot your own clip. Rapper and producer Joshua J will support you on this journey. In the workshop, you will first have the option to shoot a video clip after the writing and dance lessons. The event costs 3 euros. Music workshop with Joshua J, every Tuesday from 19 July to 9 August, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Those who want to participate can make an appointment by sending an e-mail to .

Football-loving girls hit the field!

The municipality also organizes an event for girls who love football. Girls between the ages of 8-13 can benefit from this event held in Staalmanpark free of charge. In the event, entertaining technical lessons about football are given and football matches are organized. The event will be held every Tuesday from July 26 to August 23 between 15:00 and 16:30. Those who want to participate can send a message to 0623354770 or to ellezouni.coaching on Instagram/Facebook.

classical music festival

Those interested in classical music can come to Speeltuin Goudestein for the open-air concerts organized by the Municipality of Amsterdam. After the concert, you can attend the violin workshop and play the violin yourself. This event is for all ages and is free. The classical music event is on Tuesday, July 21, between 10:45-00:00.

Dance and music!

Three different dance styles will be taught at the Dance & Music event organized by Playground Goudestein. In the event to be held in two locations, there will be dance workshops in different sections. There is no pre-registration for participation in the free event, those who want to learn how to dance can go directly to the location and participate in the event! Address: Landskroon 90 1081 CD Amsterdam. The event is between 13:30-16:30 on 25 August.

To see the full program, you  can visit the MidzummerMokum website.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Getting married in the Netherlands: All information for your dream wedding in the Netherlands



Getting married in the Netherlands

Getting married in the Netherlands means having a wonderful ceremony on the beach or on a large sailing ship in the middle of the sea. That’s why we want to recommend Holland to you to get married.

We’ll tell you everything you need to have a dream wedding there.

How to get married in the Netherlands

In Holland you can have both a civil and a church wedding. However, only the civil marriage is legally valid. In addition, one of you must be Dutch or have your domicile or habitual residence in the Netherlands. Otherwise it is not possible to get married in Holland.

Where to get married in the Netherlands

Whether it’s romantic in the lighthouse with a view of the sea, on a sailing boat trip on the sea or directly on the beach with your feet in the sand – Holland also offers you wonderful places to get married outside of the registry office, because the registry officials come everywhere.

When is the best time to get married in the Netherlands?

From June to August you have the best weather conditions for your wedding in Holland.

You need these documents for a wedding in the Netherlands

Valid passports or ID cards
International birth certificates (you can get them at the registration office of your place of birth)
Extract from the population register or proof of Dutch nationality
An international marriage certificate (you can get this from the registry office in your municipality)
If divorced: final, certified divorce decree
If widowed: certified death certificate

Foreigners must also regularly present a certificate from the Dutch immigration authorities (vreemdelingendienst) to the police when ordering a riot police, in accordance with the law on the prevention of sham marriages, which has been in force in the Netherlands since the end of 1994.

The application form (M46 form) for this certificate will not be submitted until all the above documents are received. The form does not have to be submitted if the foreign partner in question has a permanent residence permit in the Netherlands, or both partners live abroad for an indefinite period of time, or the foreign partner in question is an EU citizen and is registered in the Netherlands (in the GBA).

Magical Dutch wedding customs

In Holland it is not bad luck if the groom sees his bride before the wedding. Because in the Netherlands it is customary for the groom to personally pick up the bride at home before the wedding and give her the bridal bouquet. Then the two drive together to the church or to the registry office.

At the wedding celebration, a wedding tree, which usually consists of a large branch, is set up next to the bridal couple. In addition, all guests receive a pretty ribbon, pen and piece of paper to write down wishes for the bridal couple and then attach them to the wedding tree. Thus, the tree visually receives leaves consisting of affectionate wishes.

After the wedding, the bridal couple plants lilies of the valley around their house, because the flowers bloom every year and so the love of the bridal couple should bloom again every year.

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Dutch not thinking of saving despite water scarcity



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The Netherlands is facing water shortages, in the official statement of Infrastructure and Water Affairs Minister Mark Harbers on Wednesday. 

Despite this statement and the minister’s recommendation to use less water, 48 percent of Dutch residents said they did not plan to use less water. 4000 people participated in the survey conducted by Hart van Nederland.

As a result of the survey, it was revealed that women will pay more attention to water use than men. More than half of the men reported that the amount of water they would use would be the same.
Older people, on the other hand, view the savings advice positively. 57 percent aged 50 and over said they aim to use less water because of the possibility of scarcity. 62 percent under the age of 30 stated that they will not reduce their water use.
Three-quarters of the 46 percent who will pay attention to water use said that they plan to do this by taking a shorter shower. Half of 46 percent reported that they would water their gardens and balconies less and fill their swimming pools and jacuzzis less.

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Dutch Minister of Infrastructure: We are facing water scarcity




According to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mark Harbers, yesterday, the Netherlands is officially facing water shortages. According to the minister’s statement, no extra measures have been taken regarding this issue yet, but if the drought continues, various measures will be taken.

The Minister stated that the situation is quite serious and that this problem should be addressed from a national perspective, not a local one.
Harbers said that while drinking water is sufficient at the moment, citizens should now be more careful when using the water. “Please think twice before washing your car or filling your pool.”
Currently, some water boards in the country are already taking steps to deal with the famine and have imposed a ban on irrigation for farmers who own arable land. The water level in the IJsselmeer lake, where most of the country’s drinking water comes from, is also kept as high as possible.
The Dutch government has also set up a special team of government, water board officials, drinking water companies and local governments to make the necessary decisions.
The Netherlands is experiencing its fifth water shortage this century. In 2003, the drought reached level 3 and caused a national crisis. Currently, it is listed as level 2, indicating that it is facing a famine.

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