Boost your isolation-inspiration with these tips

Who says staying at home can't be fun? Read our tips below.

For many of us this is a time of uncertainty. Some of you are without work, for others projects are paused and many of you are working from home. Some of us are feeling isolated, but it’s in these times it’s important to remember how we’ve always been a community and how we are all connected. Right now, we’re taking the distance so we can be even closer together in the future. Below we've got a bunch of quarantine tips to keep you entertained and educated! The upcoming weeks we will send out a bunch of more tips through our weekly newsletter, you can subscribe here to receive them in your inbox!

1. Member Tip: 'Alone Together' by Cello 8ctet

Watch this beautifully orchestrated isolation cello performance by Cello Octet

2. Member Tip: Cinetree

Watch 15 inspiring documentaries and shortmovies at Cinetree

3. Member Tip: My Daily Shot of Culture

Take a virtual tour through any museum in the Netherlands with My Daily Shot of Culture

4. Visit this virtual 'isolation rave' 

Bring the club to your house! In collaboration with VICE, Club in the Cloud hosts weekly 'virtual raves' where you can dance together with many others across the world. 

5. Follow one of the 450 Ivy League courses for free online

You can now be a student and follow courses at Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Brown or the University of Pennsylvania. They offer courses in Art & Design, Data Science, Health & Medicine, Social Sciences, Engineering, Personal Development, Education & Teaching, Mathematics, Science, Business and Programming. 

6. Watch IDFA documentaries for free

IDFA has launched their collection of 333 documentaries to watch online for free

7. Houseparty app

Stay in touch with your friends through this group video call app and play fun games together


8. Watch movies together with Netflix Party & Netflix Roulette

Find the right movie with the Netflix Roulette calculator! After deciding you can watch the movie together with your friends from a distance through Netflix party. This free synchronized video service comes with a group chat. 

9. Watch arthouse movies with Vitamine Cineville

Cineville comes with a new small online service with arthouse movies to catch your daily dosis of Vitamin C(reativity). 

10. Livestream concerts in thirteen European concert halls

Every evening from 20.00 on there is a live stream performance in one of Europe's concert halls

11. Two in distress, makes sorrow less: VPRO Zwelgplek

Through this online platform and safe place, you can watch videos and share your melancholic thoughts. A tribute to human misery.

12. 52 lessons of happiness for parents and their kids

This fun and educating book comes with important lessons of happiness for parents and their children

13. Giant list of ideas for being home with kids

Your kids will never be bored again with this list of fun activities

14. Udemy offers all online courses at a cheap price

Udemy offers a wide range of courses in different fields, from marketing to psychology to languages to IT, DJing and spiritual growth, most of them at a 90% discount.

15. Follow Yale's most popular course for free online: The Science of Well-being

Yale's most popular class is now online and you can follow it for free.


16. Meditate and practice mindfulness with free apps Headspace and Insight Timer

Headspace and Insight Timer offer a bunch of free meditation courses and come with a lot of useful tools for mindfulness. Find calmness in these chaotic times.


17. Google Arts & Culture: Take a virtual tour through national parks and museums

If you don't want to go outside, you can bring outside inside. There are 32 national parks and a bunch of museums available to explore. 

18. Free 30-days of yoga challenge

Always wanted to learn how to do yoga? Or just want a good start of your day? Follow this 30-day course online with videos from Yoga with Adriene.

19. Podcast Tip: Pakhuis De Zwijger

Speakers on the city, socio-cultural diversity, the economy, the environment, feminism, social geography amongst many other subjects. You can listen to the podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify in the Apple podcasts app or through Castbox, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. 

20. Watch all of the James Bond movies on Videoland

Videoland has recently launched all of the James Bond movies on Videoland. Ideal for a Friday-evening marathon.

21. Watch extraordinary performances at the Kennedy Center online

The John F. Kennedy Center has launched over 267 performances on their YouTube channel.

22. Nightly Met Opera Streams

From MacBeth to Romeo & Juliette, the Metropolitan Opera has live streams every evening with new performances. 

23. For kids: Can't visit NEMO? Bring NEMO home through this online education platform

Nemo offers an online education platform.

While enjoying these isolation-tips, stay healthy, move with change, connect with your loved ones, share appreciation, sing in the shower, create, dance and stay safe! 
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