gabber

This Gabber Meet-Up Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Twice a year, about a hundred of the world's most passionate hardcore techno fans meet to catch up and celebrate.
Stefanie Staelens
5.18.18
hangover cures

Hangover (and Party) Advice from the Guy Who Tattooed Kurt Cobain

Henk Schiffmacher's worst hangover ever involves an opium den, a prostitute, an STD, and a torn frenulum. Oh, and he vomited bile for two days.
Stefanie Staelens
12.26.17
bakeries

These Bakeries Illegally Serve Stoners, Drunks, and Cops

In a city where weed and prostitution are legal, bakeries have become the primary meeting grounds for some of the most illicit activities in Amsterdam.
Stefanie Staelens
9.13.17
Belgium

Belgium's Infamous Candy War Is a Series of Increasingly Ridiculous Events

The battle between two candymen has included fist fights, snowball fights, and legal action.
Stefanie Staelens
7.15.17
Restaurants

Reservation No-Shows Are Forcing Chefs to Create Customer Blacklists

Flakey customers, beware!
Stefanie Staelens
4.2.17
food crime

True Tales of Amsterdam's Worst Dine-and-Dashers

It's a practice as old as restaurants themselves: Customers come in, gorge themselves on food and drink, and leave without paying their bill. We spoke to some bartenders and servers in Amsterdam about their experience with dine-and-dashers.
Stefanie Staelens
3.8.17
animal welfare

The Farm Where Old Pigs Go to Be Massaged Until They Die

Not all farm animals that have already lived their productive years have to head straight for the slaughterhouse—some go to peaceful retirement homes to live out their golden years.
Stefanie Staelens
2.23.17
knives

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Knife Collection Ever

We got an inside look at the blade collection of a man who provides some of Europe's best chefs with their knives.
Stefanie Staelens
2.5.17
CHEFS

Why the Chef of an All-Female Kitchen Rejected Her Michelin Star

"Until ten years ago, a Michelin star was a blessing, but in these economic times it is more of a curse."
Stefanie Staelens
1.8.17
LGBTQ

Drag Queens Review the Burgers Named After Them

Step inside the Amsterdam restaurant that's been a longtime safe haven for the LGBTQ community and meet the drag queens who make it—and the burgers—inimitable.
Stefanie Staelens
12.23.16
edibles

These Bakers Made Weed Gingerbread for Santa Claus

"They used to get super stoned from baking the weed gingerbread. Nowadays, they leave all the windows open while they’re making this stuff."
Stefanie Staelens
12.21.16
Stuff

I Exclusively Used Men's Products for a Few Days to See If It Would Make Me Manly

A personal bid to unlock my masculinity, one Lynx spray and bacon binge at a time.
Stefanie Staelens
11.19.16
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