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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 Vredenburgkwartier

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After the Domkwartier and the Universiteitskwartier, we’re going to go through some of my favourite spots in the Vredenburgkwartier. The Vredenburgkwartier is the beating heart of Utrecht’s city centre. On the Vredenburg square, you can find a market three times a week. In the nearby Tivoli Vredenburg there is something new to do every day. The new Hoog Catharijne mall shines as 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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Exploring Utrecht – discovering the Stadhuiskwartier

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This week I’m taking you guys along to my favourite places in the Stadhuiskwartier. You can do some amazing shopping in this neighbourhood. You’ll not only find the most trendy boutiques and home decor stores in the whole city, but also lots of cafés and restaurants. Culture and sights are also well represented in the Stadhuiskwartier, from theaters to film …

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A sporty lifestyle with Perry

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The sports’ store Perry has been based on the Vredenburg square ever since the 60s, but has recently moved to a new location in Hoog Catharijne. The new Perry Sport flagship store is completely put together around a new concept. This concept revolves around stimulating a healthy lifestyle. The newest collections You can of course find all the newest collections …

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The Domestic Botanist – Studio and clothing store

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Visiting Marije at The Domestic Botanist I find owner Marije Hellwich in her shop, just about to head out the door to buy some new yarn. The designer says that she finds it hard to close up shop when she needs to head out for a few minutes. “You never know which potential client might end up being in front …

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De Hardebollenstraat is back in business!

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Who doesn’t know the Hardebollenstraat in the centre? Three years ago, this was the most famous prostitution street of Utrecht, but the windows were closed because human trafficking was a big problem in the area. Then things died down and the street was lifeless for a long time. But … there’s good news! The municipality has bought the buildings and given them a very …

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Malie Hotel | Shopping, exploring & sleeping at Maliekwartier

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Past weekend we spend a night at the Malie Hotel. The reason: curious to see and experience the newly renovated hotel! We enjoyed the soft Auping beds, bath products by Rituals, super friendly staff and local breakfast. Something old, something new The Malie Hotel has been through a make-over in the past months. The rooms – previsiouly dominated by dark blue and brown colors …

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Home & Interior

Rachmaninoff – Vismarkt 20 At Rachmaninoff you can buy affordable design for your home. The shop sells items that are just a bit different but in a funny, hilarious way. You can also find classic pieces with a bit of a twist. Or new designs that offer just that little extra you are looking for. Nisha – Wittevrouwenstraat 42 Nisha, …

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