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Tag Archives: Utrecht

Christmas Fairs in Utrecht | The happiest time of the year

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I feel the Christmas jitters going ‘round in my stomach! Imagine snowy streets, hot cocoa, the smell of pine trees, quintessential tunes humming around your head. It’s wonderful! Are you looking forward to it too? Well, you can start experiencing the Christmas joy sooner than you would have thought ‘cause there will be several Christmas markets taking place in the …

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The Stijl cycle route from Utrecht to Amersfoort

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Cycling from Utrecht to Amersfoort is an experience. The 20 km long Stijl cycle route from Amersfoort to Utrecht takes you past works of art, country houses and through the Soester woods, ending on the station square of Amersfoort. This is where the second part of this active adventure to discover Amersfoort begins. I’ll take you with me!

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3 establishments in the up & coming Hardebollenstraat in Utrecht

The Hardebollenstraat in Utrecht is a sweet little street that is only 50 metres long. Yet the street is full of special shops and fine restaurants. The trendy street continues to grow and expands with three new restaurants: Life’s a Peach, Little Beershop and Pizza Beppe Quattro. You can read all about it in this blog!

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bookdinners makes restaurant reservations personal and easy

Thanks to Explore Utrecht, I regularly enjoy the best restaurants in Utrecht. It’s so nice when your hobby grows and becomes a versatile platform, where both Utrechters and tourists can head to for cool tips in the city. And to make it even easier to quickly book a table at good restaurants from Explore Utrecht, we’ve started a collaboration with …

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King’s Night Utrecht 2019 | Discover where to go

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Soon the streets will turn orange everywhere! It’s time for the biggest festival in the Netherlands; King’s Day. In Utrecht there are a number of big parties on the squares; for example on the Janskerkhof, the Waterstraat, the Mariaplaats and the Jacobskerkhof. But there is much more to do in the city! The program for King’s Night is jam-packed with …

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Terraces in Utrecht – 25+ places to enjoy the sun in the city

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Everything is better with beautiful weather. The forecasts for the coming time are positive, it’s going to be tropical. But where should you head to cool down? Chill in the park, take a dive in cold water, or is terrace hopping the thing for you? I choose to go sit on a terrace with some delicious wine and do some people …

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Best spots for great coffee in Utrecht

Coffee is what I need at the end of a long workday. But where should one go to get the great cup of coffee? While there are many places in the city that can give you that ‘caffeine fix’, why not check out the following list of the best spots where you can get delicious and properly brewed coffee. If I missed …

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Towers of the province of Utrecht

A (church) tower is often a significant cultural location of a city. And in many cities or towns, climbing the tower is a must do when you’re visiting for a day. A lot of activity takes place around a tower, such as the local market and / or cultural activities. But of course you climb a tower for the breathtaking …

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Insta-perfect nails by The Happy Toko

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It’s been a while ago since I first visited The Happy Toko! I barely did anything with my nails, but was immediately drawn by the colorful and cheerful nail art I saw on their Instagram and booked an appointment. Insta-perfect and homely: the look After receiving the address I arrived at Justine’s, the owner of The Happy Toko. I expected …

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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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