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Lisa Peters

Lisa is a content marketing professional for a large cinema chain, with a knack for writing and a love for Utrecht. Ever since moving to Utrecht in 2009, she has lifted every stone, eaten off many plates and explored every corner. A new food concept or an undiscovered boutique, she will find it and she will love it. The only thing she’s secretly still hoping for is a karaoke bar to open up in Utrecht one day. She lives in the up-and-coming neighborhood around the Amsterdamsestraatweg, where she keeps a close eye on any interesting new store or restaurant that appears. She loves to find hidden gems off the beaten track and now its time for her to start sharing them with you!

38x vegan food in Utrecht!

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Vegan and plant-based lifestyles have been growing in popularity, so Utrecht’s restaurant scene couldn’t stay behind! So, are you vegan, do you try to eat less animal products or are you just looking for a different place to eat in Utrecht? Check out our tips on how to eat the best and most delicious vegan food in Utrecht! Fully vegan …

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A week of restaurant deals in Utrecht

Studying is already expensive enough! About time to help out the students in Utrecht looking for a the best budget deals. Explore Utrecht put together a list of all these amazing deals, so you can get through your week budget friendly. And by the way these deals are not all only for students. We love a good deal!  Monday – …

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Insta-perfect nails by The Happy Toko

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It’s been a while ago since I first visited The Happy Toko! I barely did anything with my nails, but was immediately drawn by the colorful and cheerful nail art I saw on their Instagram and booked an appointment. Insta-perfect and homely: the look After receiving the address I arrived at Justine’s, the owner of The Happy Toko. I expected …

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Exploring Utrecht – discovering the Maliekwartier

One of the last areas to cover in our Exploring Utrecht series: the Maliekwartier! This lively are is on the east of the city centre. That’s why it feels completely different from the other areas. Will you join us while we discover the Maliekwartier? Explore The Nachtegaalstraat is the vein that runs through the middle of the Maliekwartier. All the …

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Exploring the Universiteitskwartier

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You might have already known that the city centre in Utrecht is divided into several quarters, but have you already heard of the Universiteitskwartier? Not too long ago, I wandered these streets on my way to class as a young student, but these days you don’t have to be a student to discover all the gems in this neighbourhood! Exploring …

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The best is in the West

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Utrecht can feel like a big village some time, but even in this ‘small’ city there’s so much diversity to be found. Every neighborhood offers a different spirit and atmosphere, one of them: Utrecht West! Lombok and Nieuw – Engeland offer so much to discover and enjoy. Would you like to explore these neighborhoods some time? Here’s my favorite hotspots …

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An okay stay at Stayokay Bunnik!

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On a sunny Saturday in April Lazar(my fiancé) and I hopped on our bikes for a romantic evening away. We were going to visit Stayokay in Bunnik! A beautiful old manor nestled between the Amelisweerd estates. You’ll find this imposing mansion surrounded by green and you’ll never expect to find a ‘youth hostel’ here. We were invited by Stayokay to …

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Going green at The Green House

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Something interesting has appeared on the Croeselaan… They’ve been working on a ‘glass house’ in between the Rabobank building and the brand new government office building De Knoop for a while. We got to take a look in this beautiful glass box called The Green House! The Green House isn’t just a reference to the beautiful green house that you …

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4x small museums in Utrecht

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Are you a fan of culture and think you’ve already visited all museums in Utrecht? There’s a large chance that you don’t know these hidden gems yet! 1. Museum voor het Kruideniersbedrijf Het Museum voor het Kruideniersbedrijf is located in the courtyard between ‘t Hoogt and the Lange Jansstraat. This cute 17th-century building immediately exudes history and tranquillity. The museum …

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