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Celebrate Halloween in Utrecht

It’s already October, and you know what that means… Halloween! Whether you love spooky stuff or can’t even watch a scary commercial without it giving you nightmares (thanks Walibi Fright Nights…), there’s sure to be a Halloween event for you! Parties Halloween at Tivoli Vredenburg For the brave hearted among us, Tivoli is throwing a super creepy, movie-style Halloween party …

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Green inspiration during Utrecht Sustainability Week

Duurzame Week Utrecht 2017

It’s already time for the second edition of Utrecht Sustainability Week to start. From October 7th to the 14th, our city will be dedicated to sustainability, with a well filled and varied program. From inspirational talks by among others Jan Terlouw, to cozy events like the Sustainability Market, Solar Cinema, Pub Quiz, kids’ workshops, and Friday afternoon drinks in the …

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Explore Utrecht with awesome discounts from uutflükt

A year ago, we – Simone en Marlou – met up to give some serious thought to an idea we’d had for a while. After half a day with our laptops (and nachos) at O-Café,  uutflükt was born: a booklet with some of our favourite addresses in Utrecht, all of which offer you discounts in 2017 when you come in with your copy. …

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Tips in Utrecht – We bring you our favorite do’s in Utrecht

Editors choice Utrecht

No matter what day of the week – it being a weekday or weekend – there is always something to do in Utrecht. The Explore Utrecht editors will bring you their favourite tips and activities they love, every two weeks, for when you are low on inspiration. Dainahara’s weekend pics Founder of Explore Utrecht and an explorer at heart, she …

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Utrecht celebrates love with Midzomergracht Festival

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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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Drink up at the fesTEAval!

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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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Theater Kikker presents its winter collection

Theater Kikker Wintercollectie

‘A festival with the best of the new year.’ With that promise, Theater Kikker on the Ganzenmarkt has announced its ‘winter collection‘: a collection of the strangest, rudest, and most beautiful performances by young theater makers. Nine striking performances have been selected especially for this collection to create a diverse fringe program. Located on the Ganzemarkt since 1980, Theater Kikker has – since …

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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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