Category: Lifestyle

Carmen Snijder’s morning ritual

  If you bump into Carmen Snijders early in the morning, you better do not start chatting to her. “I really like to wake up in peace and have a…

 

If you bump into Carmen Snijders early in the morning, you better do not start chatting to her. “I really like to wake up in peace and have a bowl of fruit and a cup of coffee. That is the way I prepare myself for a new day. Mostly I am here first. I check my mail and then consider what is most urgent, as a matter of fact, I focus for the day. I like to be left to myself for a while.” 

Right on ‘The Financial Mile’, Carmen is making an effort to create a social enterprise, De Nieuwe Poort, a meeting point for inspiration and awareness on Zuidas.

“What can be done with that beautiful career and all that money involved, to people who are not that fortunate in life. We are all in this together. At Zuidas there is just no time to consider this fact, but there is an absolute need.”

In ‘De Nieuwe Poort’ she is responsible for the completion of’ The Table of Twelve’.

Entrepreneurs, politicians and journalists all come together here to discuss themes like the future of the labour market and social sustainability.

“I like to connect people and to think of programmes, analyzing social themes. We often criticize people without even knowing what they have been through in life. We immediately form an image hearing the word refugee, but in fact, we forget it is all about a human being.”

 

 

Photo Katja Mali

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New map maps Amstelveens green

Anyone who wants to know what Amstelveen has to offer in terms of greenery, sports and recreation, can pick up a copy of the Amstelveen Greenmap. It is is the…

Anyone who wants to know what Amstelveen has to offer in terms of greenery, sports and recreation, can pick up a copy of the Amstelveen Greenmap.

It is is the first time that this map, which includes walking and cycling routes, has become available. The typical Amstelveen play pools are also on it. The part of the Amsterdamse Bos, which is located in Amstelveen, has no fewer than six walking routes, with numerous catering and recreational opportunities. Then there are the heme parks, of which the Dr. Jac. P. Thijssepark and De Braak are even national monuments.

The Amsterdam Forest Theater and Elsrijk Open Air Theater are also worth a visit. The Greenmaps can be found in cardboard displays at more than forty places in Amstelveen, at hotels, B & Bs, recreation companies, library, Amstelland Hospital, town hall and green institutions such as the visitor center of the Amsterdamse Bos. Those who want to be inspired can also look at www.amstelveen.nl/ervaar-amstelveen.

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Amsterdamse Bos belongs to everyone

The Amsterdamse Bos is the recreational eyeball of Amstelveen and Amsterdam. With no less than 1,000 hectares of trees, water features, rolling landscapes and grassland, it is an oasis between…


The Amsterdamse Bos is the recreational eyeball of Amstelveen and Amsterdam. With no less than 1,000 hectares of trees, water features, rolling landscapes and grassland, it is an oasis between the busy cities. With the cities, the forest is getting busier every day, but it does not seem to bother the Forest…

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‘Windows with the curtains wide open, unbelievable!’

The Swedish Valentina Ericson has lived and worked in Norway, Spain and Belgium, but she sees herself staying longer in the Netherlands. “Life here has many similarities with what I…

The Swedish Valentina Ericson has lived and worked in Norway, Spain and Belgium, but she sees herself staying longer in the Netherlands. “Life here has many similarities with what I like about my home country, but also some differences that I’ve come to appreciate.”

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Electric driving without concessions

There is no way around it: electric driving. According to pioneers, it is the next mainstream way of transport. Yet, there are still people who think that traffic entirely based…

There is no way around it: electric driving. According to pioneers, it is the next mainstream way of transport. Yet, there are still people who think that traffic entirely based on electric driving will not be realized. The fact remains that car manufacturers do anticipate electric driving, as does Jaguar.  The Jaguar dealer Kimman in Amsterdam let us take out the Jaguar I-Pace to judge for ourselves whether or not electric driving is our actual future.  

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Personal shopping at De Bijenkorf

A carefully chosen outfit will make you feel better about yourself. Perhaps you need new clothes for a special occasion, an exciting career step or a new phase in your…

A carefully chosen outfit will make you feel better about yourself. Perhaps you need new clothes for a special occasion, an exciting career step or a new phase in your life. De Bijenkorf Amsterdam welcomes you in their Personal Shopping Lounge where experienced personal shoppers give you expert advice on a great look or an entirely new wardrobe.

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Amity International School Amsterdam

The former head office of Van Leer’s Vatenfabriek on Amsterdamseweg in Amstelveen has been brought back to life. Amity International School Amsterdam has revived the impressive old building by fully…

The former head office of Van Leer’s Vatenfabriek on Amsterdamseweg in Amstelveen has been brought back to life. Amity International School Amsterdam has revived the impressive old building by fully renovating its interior and turning the facilities into a fitting location where children are taught at the highest educational level.

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A passion for real estate

Fifteen years ago, Ramón Mossel started his own real estate agency in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam-Zuid. Every day, he and his team at Ramón Mossel Makelaardij show their passion for…

Fifteen years ago, Ramón Mossel started his own real estate agency in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam-Zuid. Every day, he and his team at Ramón Mossel Makelaardij show their passion for real estate, bringing supply and demand together.

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Style masters

The wardrobe of the Zuidas professional: how to stand out Having a dialogue with your wardrobe from time to time may lead to new challenges. You’ll probably notice that choice…

The wardrobe of the Zuidas professional: how to stand out

Having a dialogue with your wardrobe from time to time may lead to new challenges. You’ll probably notice that choice is limited to blue and dark grey suits, white and navy shirts and black shoes. But how to stand out in the competitive Zuidas environment where style and class are almost as important as professional skills? The answer: elegant details, the right colour combinations and casual Friday.

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Shopping Paradise Gelderlandplein

Walk south from the Zuidas for 10 minutes – or take the free shuttle bus – and you’ll find yourself in a world of luxury: the Gelderlandplein is an exclusive…

Walk south from the Zuidas for 10 minutes – or take the free shuttle bus – and you’ll find yourself in a world of luxury: the Gelderlandplein is an exclusive  shopping mall, with more than 90 stores selling all the major brands. And it offers plenty of places to relax, from breakfast cafes to a rooftop terrace.

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