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In Amsterdam, Refugees Find Shelter From the Storm

A life of displacement is hard, some Europeans oppose the influx and the bureaucracy is not all it could be. But small acts of kindness and human connection ease an anxious situation. Here’s one volunteer’s account from a refugee center.

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Working Girls Gone Wild in Amsterdam’s De Wallen

Men in Amsterdam’s red light district got an unsettling surprise when a group of shop window strippers put on an unexpected show.

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Dutch MP Off the Hook in Hate Speech Case

Depending on how you see it, a Dutch court’s acquittal Thursday of controversial politician Geert Wilders is an instance of hate speech gone unpunished or, as Wilders himself put it, “a victory for freedom of expression in the Netherlands.”

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE



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Netherlands Closing Pot Shops to Tourists

Marking the end of a long era of tolerance for certain drugs in the Netherlands, Amsterdam’s legendary “coffee shops” will soon stop admitting foreigners as the Dutch government prepares to ban tourists from cafes that sell marijuana. (more)

Posted on May 28, 2011 READ MORE


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