“I was two years in a relationship while I was in love with someone else. Not a day went by without thinking of him. A few months ago I decided to end my relationship and now I finally get to be with this person. The love I have for him is so intense that sometimes...

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“I used to work in New York in a Diner. One day a handsome Italian man came by to have breakfast. In the next few days he came back every morning to have breakfast. Only on the sixth morning he came by and I realized he was only there to see me. He was Italian but he...

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“In the 70’s I hitchhiked from Amsterdam to India. I was advised to travel with a knife but I never did. I figured if I would I’d be the one getting stabbed.”

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“I always wanted to travel the world but I never really had the courage. I’m from Australia but I have a British passport so when Brexit happened it pushed me to plan this trip. I saved up 7000 euro’s so I think I will manage for a while. The idea of this journey is...

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“I’m 23 years old and my greatest accomplishment has been getting on that plane to Amsterdam. Just by being here I feel as if I took a big step forward. I have a one-way-ticket and I don’t really have any plans. I don’t have to be anywhere and that just feels...

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There is a lot to say about Social Media but without Facebook I would have never been able to run a project such as Humans of Amsterdam. I probably would not been able to raise over 10.000 euro’s for refugees in 2015 and I don’t think I would have published a book...

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“I always felt different from the people in my neighborhood. I loved reading old books about philosophy and to talk about politics and religion. With most of my friends I could only talk about soccer. We never had deep conversations. I like to think possibilities are...

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(1/3)“My family and friends have no idea that I’m going through a depression. Four years ago my dad left us. From one day to another he was gone and it broke my heart. I don’t know where he went. My dad was never much involved with our family but still he was my hero....

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“I was seventeen when the world was at my feet. I was very talented drummer and I got accepted into the conservatory of Amsterdam. Everyone wanted to collaborate with me. I was young and curious so when a friend of mine was using cocaine and heroin, I also wanted to...

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“When I turned 18 I met an Englishman who had recently opened a bar. He asked me to work for him and for the first time in my life I felt that I belonged somewhere. I was working day and night but never before I had been so happy. Finally I had a purpose. After a few...

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“Five years ago a colleague of mine started a project called Amsterdam Underground. It’s a project which allows ex-addicts to give a tour through the "Red light district” and to share their personal story. When I had the possibility to become a part of this project, I...

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(5/5)“When I finally arrived in Germany I saw so many refugees that I decided to continue my journey. That’s how I came to The Netherlands. Amsterdam was so different from anything that I had ever seen before. People were friendly and they all wanted to help. This...

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