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Tag Archives: Music

Summer Courtyard Concerts in the museum Catherijne Convent

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Cosy Sunday evenings. Do you also love them? Luckily for us Utrecht is taking note of that. At different locations in the city you can find intimate, small concerts. For instance at the monastery garden at Museum Catherijne Convent. This garden is really a hidden treasure located in the city center. Are you going to find it? On Sundays in the charming courtyard, you can …

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Black Brew located in Wijk C for music and good coffee

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Hidden on the edge of the city centre located in the Willemstraat, you will find Black Brew coffee bar. Upon entering the bar, the stylish interior immediately catches your eye. The counter and the kitchen cabin both made of cork that complements the small wooden tables and metal chairs. The interior is hip, but not hipster. And when entering it …

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Staffhorst Vinyl

Say the name Staffhorst in Utrecht, and especially older Utrechters will think back to a big shop full of albums, record players, and other electronics. It was the place to buy all your music for a long time. For a few years, the store was noticeable for its absence in Utrecht. It went bankrupt in 2013. But now, new life …

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Spotting ‘Luistervogels’ with Dirk Baart

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In the spring of 2017 the cheerful twerp Dirk Baart started his albumclub Luistervogels. While enjoying a cup of tea at the appropriate café “Het Muzieklokaal” in the Vogelenbuurt in Utrecht, Dirk tells me about why he started this club. It all started with a new years resolution and after sitting on some musical ideas for a bit, Luistervogels (translated: …

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Free & budget-friendly live music in Utrecht

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Love music but on a bit of a budget? Or just looking to expand your horizons? Good news! There’s lots of free and budget-friendly live music to be heard in the city this winter. Free Music in Utrecht  Tivoli’s Free Lunch Break Concerts Tivoli hosts pretty regular free lunch concerts (at 12:30) featuring all sorts of artists. All you have …

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New Klein Berlijn

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Klein Berlijn has been given a cool new look. Fortunately the concept remains the same: an awesome spot for anyone who wants to chill. Stay at the big reading tables to chill and read a magazine, or enjoy a beer on the terrace. And it’s still possible to stay late into the night dancing to electronic beats. Raw & cool For …

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What the hell is Watdajel?

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Watdajel: you’ve probably seen a colorful plaque or some street art with this word in Utrecht. But this isn’t just any word, but the name of a festival! Watdajel is a festival where art and music come together in a raw, experimental explosion of creativity. The next edition of Watdajel in Utrecht will take place on the 19th of november, …

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Smeerboel 2016 – a disgustingly good party

While the temperature rose to a nearly tropical point, the party at Smeerboel last Saturday was even hotter! On the other side of the Amsterdam – Rhine canal a playground arose, where a fair amount of locals had congregated to party. Smeerboel does not break its promise of being a ‘playground for adults’. There’s glitter everywhere, people are climbing on …

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Playground for grownups at Smeerboel

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Smeerboel (a big mess). For some people that might sound like a nightmare, for others it sounds like a good night out. For me it reminds me of an amazing summer day 3 years ago, when dancing knees deep in the mud at a festival named Smeerboel! This year I get to go back and get my feet dancing again …

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Dancing, playing and discovering at deBeschaving

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DeBeschaving is more then a festival. Its a magical feest with theare, poetry, performances by well-known names and starting bands and all of this takes place at the beautiful botanical gardens. The festival was awesome and we loved it! We made a photo report of the deBeschaving, so you can experience the festival through the eyes of ‘Explore Utrecht’.  The big …

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