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Video: Internationals at Codarts

Rotterdam is well-known for its multicultural population. Rotterdammers are coming from everywhere; Germany, Italy, and even China. In this video we will focus on international students at Codarts, the music…

The Cocktail Revolution: NOAH

The Cocktail Revolution: NOAH

The cocktail revolution has taken place, introducing us to countless new bars, restaurants and other establishments that have embraced the cocktail culture. A great example of a bar which has taken…

Catcalling in Rotterdam

What is catcalling and who experiences it in Rotterdam? What do people think of catcalling and what happens if it is not the guys catcalling girls but the other way…

Stories of Rotterdam

Stories of Rotterdam In this documentary, a group of students goes out to visit some of the interesting spots Rotterdam has to offer, to look for the most amazing ‘Stories…

Rotterdam: From a destroyed heart to the number 6 on Lonely Planet

Rotterdam hasn’t always been the beautiful city it is today. After being bombed to the ground during World War 2, Rotterdam had to be rebuild almost entirely. Obviously, this typical…

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Someone once said, “The best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach”. Although the Netherlands has never been a popular food destination, olliebollen will surely change your mind. Indeed,…

Crossroads Decriminalization Feature

Today the Crossroads team is visiting Rotterdam, a vibrant port city in The Netherlands, famous for its relaxed drug policy. Yet it might surprise some that actually Portugal is the…

A day in The Hague

Growing tired of spending all your weekends in Rotterdam? Looking for a fun place for a visit but do not want the hassle of going to Amsterdam? Watch Jessy show…

Kopjes Catcafe in Amsterdam

We are sure you have been to many ordinary cafe’s in your lifetime, however we bet that you never were in a single one, where you can play and pet…

The Origins of Kapsalon

Jaerim Hong (408931)           Anouk van Dongen (407465) Sharon Schilder (414030)     Inge Wessels (407463) In this video, four IBCoM students go on a journey to learn about one of Rotterdam’s…

Rotterdam as a Travel Destination

Rotterdam as a Travel Destination

In this video feature, four Erasmus students research how Rotterdam is appreciated as a travel destination. As recently, Rotterdam was ranked number 5 on Lonely Planet’s best travel list, it…

Christmas in Paris in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks

This radio feature is about the Christmas atmosphere in Paris in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 13/11/2015. Through interviews of both tourists and locals, as well as detailed…

Heaven Adores You – A Tribute to Elliott Smith

The film Heaven Adores You aims to provide an overview of the short life of Elliott Smith: an incredibly gifted young songwriter who gained world fame when his music was…

Marijiuana Stories

Marijiuana Stories

  This weeks feature for “Points Joints” on Erasmus FM investigates how international exchange students cope or do not cope with relaxed drug laws here in the Netherlands. This weeks story…

Flora Holland: the importance of the flower auction.

Flora Holland: the importance of the flower auction.

This radio feature describes all the ins and outs of the Flora Holland flower auction. I speak with Bart Boiten: an Erasmus University student who is currently interning at Flora…

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

  New years resolutions are promises people make to themselves in order to make a change in their life. However, new years resolutions never really work out. In this feature…

Reflecting on Citizenship – The personal Proximity to Statelessness

When being asked to introduce oneself, people draw on key facets of their identity such as age, gender, ethnicity or nationality. During my travels, for example, I would introduce myself…

Gentrification in Berlin

Berlin, baby “I have been to Berlin five times already. And I will go again around New Years” says Evy V., Arts and Culture student at Erasmus University Rotterdam. And…

Finding Humanity

Finding Humanity

  What exactly makes us humans? A question Yann Arthus-Bertrand asked himself when he encountered this farmer in Mali after his helicopter broke down. He had spent the entire day…

The return of the LP

The vinyl record, commonly referred to as LP (long-play), was introduced in 1948 and quickly became the standard of the entire record industry. Repeatedly challenged through the years by tapes,…

Burger Wars Rotterdam

Burger Wars Rotterdam

Rotterdam is becoming the food capital of the Netherlands, and the gourmet burger has become one of its signature dishes. Sem takes a look into the world of burger crafting,…

No, I don’t Smoke.

No, I don’t Smoke.

Even though both soft drugs and alcohol are legal in the Netherlands, there seems to be a socially acceptable difference between them both. Alcohol is greatly integrated into student lives,…

Some Traditions Need Change

Some Traditions Need Change

Sinterklaas is a holiday celebrated annually in the Netherlands, on the night before Saint Nicholas day. Zwarte Piet is an important figure of the holiday and has been the center…

Fablab Rotterdam

Fablab Rotterdam

The Fablab in Rotterdam is a place where Fablabers share their ideas and all sorts of projects with other Fablabers in order to use the machinery for free. Sounds interesting?…

FeatureCeption

FeatureCeption

As a part of the New Media Production Course, IBCoM students are required to do a video feature. In teams of four or five people, they need to come up…

From Passion to Production

There is a new business on Hoogstraat in Rotterdam. Yesterday’s students of audio engineering and music production have just opened their own electronic music school. Gifted musicians and enthusiastic entrepreneurs,…

How Rotterdam is Fighting Food Waste

How Rotterdam is Fighting Food Waste

Food waste can be found all across the globe, also in the Netherlands. Yearly, about 1/3 of the food made for consumption is wasted by us. What do advocates of…

Energy drinks

Energy drinks

In this feature documentary, the topic of energy drinks will be explored. Several high schools in the Netherlands have banned the consumption of those drinks, which has caused widespread debate…

“People should experience what life is about” – Rotterdam and its artists

“People should experience what life is about” – Rotterdam and its artists

Rotterdam is a city that is known for its architecture and its port. It is a city that is famous for industrial power and was thus target of bombings during…

Sophia’s Wednesday Evening

Sophia’s Wednesday Evening

Meet Sophia, a 24 year old student from Breda who engages in voluntary work with children in Rotterdam.  Sophia is part of a voluntary organization (Voorlees Express) which helps foreign…

S.O.S. Save our Social Centres!

De Vloek is an independent social centre supporting creative expression, attracting visitors from across the continent. As an autonomous space, it does not rely on financial support from the government,…

Rotterdam vs Amsterdam – Tourism

Rotterdam vs Amsterdam – Tourism

Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the two largest cities in The Netherlands and offer tourists a variety of hidden and not so hidden treasures. While the Amsterdam tourist seeks comfort in…

Vintage – Old is the New New

Recently, a new trend has emerged throughout the Netherlands: vintage clothing. The utmost place where this trend is visible is at the IJhallen in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ largest flea market.…

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat – interview with a chef.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat – interview with a chef.

Interview of Krystian Ruszniak a young junior sous-chef (third person in command in the kitchen) revels the problem that many people in this industry have to face. Long hours and…

New Jobs Opportunities for International Students

The Radio Feature is about how International Student benefits from more job opportunities available on campus after the new buildings are opened. There is a variety of jobs that students…

A call out to stay strong

A call out to stay strong

With recent events, the threat of terrorism is rising everywhere. However, we must not allow them to bring fear into our lives. We must stay strong and fight against terrorism…

Fit or Quit

The main idea of the radio feature is to satirically analyze the highly superficial fitness trend that currently drives more and more people into gyms and pushes them to buy…

Lousy Landlords – Student Stories by Melissa de Jonge

Tonight’s Student Stories will explore the subject of student houses, and most importantly, the bad state most student houses are in. Following on the recent event in Ede, where the floor…

”You Are An Extremist!”

”You Are An Extremist!”

Hidden under a palm tree that barely provides protection from the bright Arabic sun, you kneel down in the direction of Mecca to do your prayers. While thanking Allah with…

A Cineramic Experience

Over the past century, Rotterdam has seen cinema theatres come and go. Many of these cinema theatres have either been demolished, bombed in World War II, or even redeveloped in…

I Care, But I Don’t

Throughout the years the perception of smoking has greatly changed. Smoking was long seen as an act of rebellion, as something sophisticated or even as something that makes one look…

RotterDrugs

Rotterdam is internationally known for its party scene, especially among students. Being one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, it is also known for its liberal drugs policies. Weed…

I’m somewhat of a Lefty

Ilyas Boujdi is a 21-year-old student who breaks the myth that young people are not interested in politics. Not only does he support the Socialist Party (the SP), he is…

The inkonvenient truth

This year, a new printing system “Myprint” was implemented in Erasmus University Rotterdam. Not only does the system allow you to print from four different devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets and…

Zuid of the Ordinary – 010 or 112?

People, before coming to Rotterdam for the first time, often hear about the dangers that await in “the Netherlands’ most dangerous city”. Once you have set foot into the city,…

Dude, where’s my bike?

Our project, Dude Where’s My Bike, is a short documentary chronicling the well-known national social issue of bike theft in the Netherlands, based on investigative research we carried out in…

Cycling with smartphones

Cycling with smartphones- the modern epidemic in the Netherlands. Although the Dutch have created some of the most bike safe streets in the world, with the spread of smartphones the…

Katendrecht 2.0

Do you feel home in your neighborhood? Do you have everything you need in your community? Imagine you are forced to give all that up just because the city and…

Biertje? Small Brewery Survival

Today, beer is the most enjoyed beverage worldwide. Heineken is one of the biggest beer suppliers in the world and the absolute leader on the Dutch market. However, the small…

DIS/CONNECT

DIS/CONNECT is a documentary that explores the social isolation which arises, ironically, from the use of social media and mobile devices.  In this documentary, we follow a young man named…

Is Rotterdam’s live music scene dying?

Despite its reputation as a vibrant and multicultural modern city and the Eldorado of innovation and architecture, Rotterdam’s night life is said to have lost much of its charm compared…

Apple: beyond the hype & the product

Apple is a company we cannot escape; not only is it one of the most profitable brands with huge amounts of revenue each year, it seems to go far beyond…

Underaged breaking the law

On the 1st of January 2014, the law concerning the consumption of alcohol altered in the Netherlands, making it forbidden for people under the age of 18 to either buy…

On a Hunt for Culture

Since 2012 up till this day, The Netherlands are suffering from government budget cuts which mostly reflected on the Healthcare and Cultural sector. The latter is supported much less in…

Sitting is Suicide

Would you ever believe that one of your usual habits could eventually cause you to die sooner? You probably won’t. Therefore, this documentary tries to make you aware of the…

Your couch is my castle

When moving to a new city, it is often difficult to find housing. Especially international students tend to have difficulties finding a permanent place to stay, since landlords often do…

That Kapsalon

What happens when two cultures decide to merge together to create a delicious – yet greasy, iconic dish? Kapsalon happens. This Turko-Dutch fast food plate created by a hairdresser started…

Keep Streets Alive

Street music is an indispensable part of any city and especially of such a culturally rich city as The Hague. However, in the spring of 2013 a law was introduced…

ICTs and Education: a Norm?

Technology in all forms is nowadays an integral part of our daily life. However, ICTs are still not as commonly accepted and implemented as learning tools in education. They are…

The Price of Reasoning: Convenient Eating on a Budget

How much money does the average student spend by eating on campus?        How often do students purchase their meals on campus?The price of reasoning will show the…

De Kuip

Group Assignment – Documentary   URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-avJeQ57X8   Leopold Bailby – 343603 Mich van Dijk – 373770 Susan Fung – 402174 Charlotte Hartley – 405743 Nick Paredes – 342882 Bailby_Leopold_groupMore…

Doggie-do, Owners Don’t

Doggie-do, Owners Don’t

Dog waste management is a significant issue in Rotterdam that needs to be addressed. We have all found a lot of dog waste lying around on the streets of the…

The Healthy Student Myth

We follow three students of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and they show us how they live their lives in terms of health. Felix, for example, is the student to…