SIGHTS & EVENTS

3x boating on the canals of Utrecht

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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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Drink up at the fesTEAval!

Dutch Tea Festival

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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See the city from another angle

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Climb the Dom As a real Utrechter, you have to do it at least once: climb the Dom tower! There’s nothing more beautiful than to admire our little city from above. To enjoy that gorgeous view, all you need to do is climb 465 steps, so do wear sturdy shoes! But don’t worry, because while you’re climbing you get a …

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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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