Sophie Boisvert-Hearn

Sophie is een freelance redacteur met een master in Media Studies. Ze komt oorspronkelijk uit Toronto maar heeft inmiddels in Groningen, Leiden en Den Haag gewoond. Nu noemt ze met trots Utrecht haar thuis. Behalve eten, denken aan eten en het kopen en bereiden van eten, zijn haar hobbies o.a. reizen en schrijven. Een perfecte dag in Utrecht is voor haar heel veel kofie, een vriend(in) of vier, grote hoeveelheden gebakjes en een wandeling langs Utrecht haar prachtige straten en grachten – met als kers op de taart natuurlijk drankjes op het terras. Weet verrassend veel over kaasstengels.

Chad Davies introduces Cafe Brutal

Lovers of food and drink, rejoice! Utrecht has just welcomed a new addition to its list of hotspots: Cafe Brutal. Located right on the water at the popular Rotsoord – home to WT Urban Kitchen and Klein Berlijn, among others – Cafe Brutal is serving up Spanish wines and bites for super affordable prices. Chad Davies is the initiator behind Cafe Brutal & …

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How the world occurs: 3 reasons to visit the exhibition

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For all you art enthusiasts out there, there’s a great exhibition on right now at the Centraal Museum. How the world occurs by Craigie Horsfield offers you an opportunity to reflect on the world and your perception of it. The exhibition is well worth a visit, and here are just three reasons why. How YOUR world occurs This part of the exhibit is interactive and shaped by the viewers. Check …

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De getekende stad: a beautiful image of time

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Vredenburg without the Muziekpaleis, the Neude without the Neude apartments, Utrecht central station before Hoog Catharijne.  These are just a few examples of what you can expect to see from the Utrecht archive’s exhibition ‘De getekende stad: tekeningen van Utrecht in de 20e eeuw’ (‘The drawn city: drawings of Utrecht in the 20th century’). From 6 November until 30 April 2017, the …

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Language No Problem: theater for non-Dutch speakers

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Whether you’re an expat, an international student, or a Dutchie with a love of foreign theater, I’ve got good news for you: Theater Kikker, Utrecht’s main fringe theatre, puts on performances for non-Dutch speakers right in the heart of our beautiful city. Their program is called Language No Problem, and it features plays in English or with subtitles, dance performances, and live music. …

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Karel 5: Heritage in a Fashionable Outfit

We were recently invited to celebrate the rebranding of the Grand Hotel Karel V restaurants and catering: Karel 5 Bistro, Gastro, and Events. With the promise of lunch, the opportunity was just too good to pass up! Heritage The hotel is tucked away in the heart of the city centre and boasts a beautiful courtyard. The main building was erected in the 1300s and served …

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FOTODOK – Belief on the move

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I recently had the opportunity to check out Fotodok‘s current exhibition, Belief on the Move. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! Fotodok is an international space for documentary photography right in the heart of beautiful Utrecht. To reach it, you pass through an arched gate from the bustling Lange Nieuwstraat and walk into a peaceful courtyard. Formerly a cloister dating back to the 15th century, this space …

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The Bucketlist festival – making memories

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A few weeks ago, we set out to experience the Bucketlist festival. The event took place at the Metaal Kathedraal, a beautiful old cathedral repurposed as a cultural centre, and all proceeds went to the Make a Wish Foundation. An unusual welcome We were welcomed by the sound of metal being struck and glass shattering to the ground: festivalgoers were smashing …

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