Repatriating: an ex-expat’s dilemma

Living abroad is a fantastic opportunity. So much that the thought of moving back “home” can be quite unsettling. In this blog, a fellow scientist turned writer describes her headspace regarding the possibility of repatriating to the USA. By Jeanette McConnell, PhD I remember when I was ten years old all I wanted to do was move away from home. Don’t…


Coworking Amsterdam @ The Meets

Overall Ranking: ★★★★★(5/5) Neighborhood: de Pijp Address: Cornelis Troostplein 3 Phone: 06 15316734 Hours:  Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Price: $ Wifi: yes. They had some issues with the connection when I came, but I guess they will correct this after a few weeks. It just opened, so we can wait for a few weeks to let them settle this out. Power Plugs: Several in…

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4 ways the discovery of gravitational waves help us better understand the universe

  In case you missed it, on Feb 11th the team at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) announced that they confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. This phenomenon had previously only been theorized about since Einstein proposed his theory of General Relativity in 1915, more than a century ago. In a nut-shell, gravitational waves are vibrations in the fabric of…


Coworking Amsterdam @ Cafe de Walvis

Overall Ranking: ★★★★(4/5) Neighborhood: Spaardammerbuurt (West) Address: Spaarndammerstraat 516, 1013 SZ Amsterdam Phone:020 773 9374 Hours: Mon-Thu 9:30 to 01:00 Fri 9:30 to 03:00 Sat 11:00 to 03:00 So 11:00 to 01:00 Price: $ Wifi: yes, free. Like the facebook page or checkin required. Power Plugs: There are several upstairs against the back wall. None in the huge, bright front room. Size: Two floor cafe,…


Coworking Amsterdam @ Vinnies Deli

Overall Ranking: ★★★★★(5/5) Neighborhood: Haarlemmerbuurt (Center) Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS, 1013 ES Phone: 020 771 3086 Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM–6PM Saturday 9AM–6PM Sunday 9:30AM–6PM Price: $$ Wifi: yes, free! Power Plugs: Plenty! Size: Two floor cafe, looks tiny from the street, but plenty of space upstairs to pitch a camp for the day Lighting: Gezellig. Warm. Natural. Cozy. Not a great view of the busy street, so a huge plus for…


Coworking Amsterdam @ YAY raw vegan cafe

  Overall Ranking: ★★★(3/5) Neighborhood: De Pijp Gerard Doustraat 74 & Albert Cuyp 101-103 Phone: +31(0)20-3638677 Hours: Monday-Sunday   8-19 Price: $$ Wifi: yes, free Power Plugs: not much. Two outlets at a long table and a few outlets in the lounge room…not suitable for working on a computer for hours. *There is a pull-out cord for the front table, but if you…


Coworking Amsterdam @ CLOUD art and coffee

Overall Ranking: ★★★★★(5/5) Neighborhood: Jordaan (Center) Prinsengracht 276, 1016 HJ Amsterdam +31 (0)6 25189223 Hours: Monday-Friday 08.00 – 18.00 Saturday 09.00 – 18.00 Sunday 09.00 – 18.00 Price: $ Wifi: yes, free, no password, Power Plugs: Plenty of outlets for laptops Size: high ceilings, large tables, feels bigger than it is. Lighting: Gezellig. Warm. Natural. Cozy. Large front windows. Noise level: Quieter, soft music, soft conversation.…


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