Experience Utrecht

In this category you can find everything about sights and events in Utrecht.

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Exploring the Museum quarter

In my opinion, the museum quarter is the most charming little section of Utrecht. With its hidden courtyards, medieval houses, museums, gorgeous stretches along the canals, and tons of specialty shops, what more could you want?! In no particular order, today I’m sharing some of my favourite things to do, see, and eat & drink in this neighbourhood. Explore Perhaps …

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Explore Utrecht Mini Tour – Lets discover the Twijnstraat

Welcome to the Mini Tours of Explore Utrecht! In the next six weeks, our photographers Daniel, Pierre and I will take you along in a discovery tour in our city, through a series of pictures and articles. So grab your phone, open up this article and walk along with us! Twijnstraat (aan de Werf) In this first mini tour, we …

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Rotsoord revived! New dynamic on a former industry terrain

If on a random summer evening you take a walk through Rotsoord, the former industry terrain along the Vaartsche (or Vaartse) Rijn in Utrecht South, you’ll be amazed by the liveliness that’s currently around the area. A crowd in front of the door at pop podium De Helling and well-filled terraces at restaurant LE:EN, Klein Berlijn, Café Brutal, and De …

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Utrecht celebrates love with Midzomergracht Festival

The Midzomergracht Festival will celebrate sexual and gender diversity with the people of Utrecht for the 21st time. From the 16th until the 25th of June 2017 Utrecht turns pink and the city will come alive with over 70 LGBTI-activities like culture, sports, education, meeting and parties. Attractive for a wide and diverse audeince because of the fantastic, typical atmosphere …

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3x boating on the canals of Utrecht

Boating on the canals, along the unique wharf cellars in Utrecht, is one of the most fun things to do. On the water you are in a totally different world. During a tour you come by beautiful canal gardens, mysterious doors, swimming dogs, and active people in canoes, pedal boats, or on a sup board. You can moor somewhere to get some goodies …

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Dutch Tea Festival

Drink up at the fesTEAval!

Since the first two editions of the Dutch Tea Festival were a huge success, the festival will be taking place again this year on April 22nd. You’ll be able to enjoy everything that has to do with tea at De Fabrique. And there will also be live music and tasty bites, of course. Workshops & activities Not only can you taste teas at …

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Open Jewish Houses in Utrecht

If you’d like to experience National Remembrance Day in a completely other way this year, then we have a tip for you. On Thursday May 4th 2017, the third Open Jewish Houses (Open Joodse Huizen) will take place in Utrecht. During Open Jewish Houses, we stand in silence to hear the life stories of Jewish war victims with ‘small’ personal stories in houses …

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Discovering art & food in Amersfoort

We were recently invited to take part in an art tour of Amersfoort to celebrate 100 years of De Stijl and get to know the city from a new perspective. With the promise of art and food, how could we resist?! Filling up Of course, we needed sustenance to really appreciate all of the art, so we started off with breakfast at …

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The many faces of Mary at the Catherijne Convent museum

I recently visited an exhibition about Mary at Museum Catherijneconvent. It was on Saturday, so the museum was quite crowded, making it difficult for me to properly appreciate the many artworks created based on the story of a woman, who inspires and adored by many people around the world. Regardless the overcrowded rooms, the exhibition exceeds our high expectations and …

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Utrecht Celebrates 100 years of Style

De Stijl You can’t have missed it: the Netherlands is celebrating 2017 with an extensive and varied program: 100 Years of De Stijl. Also called ‘Mondriaan to Dutch Design’, special events, exhibitions, and activities are being organized across the entire country. There’s also lots to see and experience in Utrecht and Amersfoort. De Stijl is a Dutch art movement, named …

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