Dutch Carnaval!

Written by Marije It is almost that time of the year again: the time to dress up as anything and go out on the street to celebrate! It is almost Carnaval! This weekend the streets will turn multi-colored and you won’t recognize anyone you might have known. That is… if you are in the south... Continue Reading →

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Time for a little WorkOut

With the introduction being over and the fact that you getting pretty settled in this new city, it is time to find a place to keep up your strengths. The lifestyle of an exchange students takes a toll on your fitness and health. Party here, party there, lots of social activities and of course the... Continue Reading →

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Going Green on a budget

By Deborah Every little action counts, no matter how small it is. We are living in a world that is telling us that we have been doing for the past decades has been wrong in too many ways and we need to stop as soon as possible. Being more eco-friendly is the first step towards... Continue Reading →

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Famous paintings vs. Movies

Written by Gosia Here is the theme of Dutch art again, but this time painters vs. movies. There are several artists or works of art that became an inspiration for a script… and there were a lot of them. I will give three proposals, which may also convince those not particularly interested in this topic.... Continue Reading →

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The most useless things to know

Written by Marije There is almost endless knowledge in the world and everyone can access this knowledge through internet, newspapers, films and socialization. This is actually pretty amazing and a lot of the information provided is useful. But there is also a lot of knowledge out there that makes absolutely no sense and is absolutely... Continue Reading →

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Christmas Meals: Aruban Ayacas (Vegan)

By Claude Festive food is something most people look forward to when the Christmas season in nearing. It’s been quite fascinating for myself to figure out just how many meals and varieties of those meals are prepared around the world. Popular examples include Kūčios (Lithuania), Latkes (Israel), Christmas Goose (Germany), Panettone (Italy) and Tamales (Costa... Continue Reading →

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Expierences of an Exchange student

An exchange semester or year in another country is always described as “the best period of your life”, a period which you will never get back and that you will forever remember, but it’s important not to forget that even while on exchange, life is still the same; it has its ups and down, plus... Continue Reading →

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An artsy bicycle trip

what you can do, if the sun will still show up Are you the type of person who likes outdoor activities but enjoys visiting museums as well? Do you hesitate between catching the last rays of the sun or educating yourself? Well, the good news is that you can kill two birds with one stone. ... Continue Reading →

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The History of the Oude Gracht

You might pass or cross the Oude Gracht every day and you may love it for its little terraces and restaurants, but you might not know that much about the Oude Gracht. Like the Dom Tower, it is just part of the image of Utrecht: the Oude Gracht is supposed to be there, it was... Continue Reading →

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A Tale of Improbability: A Sailor’s Demise

It’s hard to imagine why someone wouldn’t like to travel the world. It’s safe to say everyone who chooses to study abroad most probably enjoy traveling a lot. We know we will be exploring new places and getting to know new people, yet it's always hard to imagine how a trip will play out. Sure,... Continue Reading →

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Let’s start running!

By Suzanne van Oss  With long days of cramming in the library, trying to stay awake in lectures or sitting behind your desk at your internship, it is important to find a way to clear your head and get rid of some energy. Going for a run is one of the easiest, accessible, flexible and... Continue Reading →

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Explore Europe this spring

When you are on exchange, it is the perfect moment to go visit some European cities. If you’re from overseas this was probably already on your agenda, but also when you’re from Europe spring is a nice moment to explore some more of the continent or a pay visit to your favorite city again. How... Continue Reading →

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