Bake Delicious Vegan Pancakes

By Naomi Since restaurants and cafés are still closed, most of us are probably spending quite some time in the kitchen. We hope you’re all having fun and getting creative in there!  Today we thought of presenting you a pancake recipe, that is slightly differently than the classic one, but surely as good (if not... Continue Reading →

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Kingsday from Your Livingroom

On Monday the 27th of April you would have gone out on the street and celebrate Kingsday with the rest of the Netherlands. Sadly there won’t be a traditional Kingsday this year… One of the most classic Dutch festivities had to be cancelled. However, as Kingsday this year might not be an as classical, out... Continue Reading →

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Workouts, Yoga and Dancing from home

Keeping moving and staying in good shape is important at all times. Even though we can find it hard to motivate ourselves at the beginning, most of us would agree that in the end, after we’ve done that workout (short or long, with more or less suffering) we feel better, less stressed, pumped up with... Continue Reading →

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Lockdown Gardening

A full lockdown can be really hard on our minds and souls. Our whole lives have changed during the past few weeks: We are having classes online, we are not allowed to have parties with our friends or do all the normal things that we used to do and that felt so normal to us.... Continue Reading →

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Send a Postcard to Everyone you Think Deserves it

Receiving a postcard is always nice. It means that someone has been thinking of you, and has put some effort into letting you know this. Also, a postcard often surprises you. Nowadays we don’t expect solid, paper mail anymore, but if you do get it you have to admit that you are often pleasantly surprised. ... Continue Reading →

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Declutter your Socials, Phone and Laptop!

Hopefully some of you guys got inspired by one of our blog posts a few days ago and decided to clean out your closet at home. Now we want to inspire you with a new challenge: declutter your socials, as well as your phone and laptop. Most of us have hundreds (if not thousands) of... Continue Reading →

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Clean out your Closet

Every morning I stand in front of my closet and I’m amazed by the clothes I’ve got. I really like every piece of clothing I have in there, but if I’m being honest I don’t wear half of it. Because I also stand in front of my closet every morning not knowing what to wear... Continue Reading →

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Start a Workout Challenge

If you look outside these days you can see a lot of people have suddenly started jogging or doing workouts in the park. It is nice to have a reason move every day, maybe get some fresh air  and to put some strain on your muscles instead of sitting still all day. That’s why we... Continue Reading →

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Join other peoples online class

Classes, lectures and group work continues despite the current crisis as much as possible. And although it is not always perfect, it is better than nothing. It gives some structure to the days that all seem to flow into one-another at the moment. The fact that everyone is now following classes at home also gives... Continue Reading →

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Beer/Wine tasting

Let's gather some friends online and have a nice evening with some good beers or wines. Our activity for today is pretty simple, but a lot of fun. Text your friends that you’re all having a beer/wine tasting tonight and make a small list of what everyone needs to get in the house. Everyone looks... Continue Reading →

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Pimp your Linked-In profile

Today’s tip is again for everyone who is interested to work on their professional career. Nowadays, business cards are out and updated LinkedIn profiles are in and necessary to connect with industry professionals. This is only one of many benefits from having an active profile on this networking platform. Another very important plus point for... Continue Reading →

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Learn a TikTok dance

Haven’t we all spent too much time procrastinating on TikTok in the past months? Especially now that we spend more time indoors and behind our screens, instead of meeting up with friends and enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. Hold up right there, because we have a creative challenge for you! We dare you to stand... Continue Reading →

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Scavenger hunt

Today it’s Sunday and here the weather is really great. It just calls for you to go outside and enjoy the sun on your face. From wherever you might be reading this, and if you do or do not feel the call of the great outdoors, we are going to organize a scavenger hunt today!... Continue Reading →

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Make your own Gnocchi

It’s time for some soul food! One of our Journalism Committee members has been very productive while sitting at home and has made an amazing video on how to make your own Gnocchi (thanks Deborah!). What makes it even better is that it’s an actual italian recipe which makes it super authentic and even nicer.... Continue Reading →

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Free online courses from Ivy league Universities

As well as bars, clubs and other public institutions our universities are also closed until further notice. We still have to work on our group assignments and presentations, but HEY! we have great news for you, if you are interested to expand your knowledge in a completely different area than what you are studying! Maybe... Continue Reading →

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Movienight

Tonight it’s time for (more) relaxing: ESN Utrecht presents a Netflix party! Watch a movie from the comfort of your home, but together with others. Tonight at 20:30 the movie will start whereby you can tune in, watch the movie and chat with other ESN members who are also watching it. If you are thinking... Continue Reading →

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Free your Mind and Body with some Yoga

If you haven’t noticed, the bars and clubs are closed. If you wanted to go out, that is not really possible today. But look at this the positive way! This also means that you can finally embrace a more healthy lifestyle. There is finally the time to work on a stronger body and mind. You... Continue Reading →

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A Virtual Museum Tour

At first it seemed so nice that you could stay home all day for a time. But after day one the boredom is already creeping in. What are you going to do with all that time!? To help you out ESN Utrecht is going to think of an activity for you every day that you... Continue Reading →

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Spring in Utrecht

By Deborah March is finally here and that means only one thing: spring is coming! Spring in the Netherlands is probably the best season because it starts raining a little less, the sun is out and there are thousands of flowers everywhere.  As soon as the sun will start being a little more present during... Continue Reading →

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What do the Dutch eat?

by Gosia A seemingly simple question is a bit difficult to answer. And this difficulty comes from its simplicity. Dutch cuisine is limited to a few recipes from the time when farmers had a limited number of ingredients at their disposal. When it comes to the ‘dinner-like’ dishes, the very first thing that comes to... Continue Reading →

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Another Grey Day and That’s Okay!

By Naomi I truly think that the Netherlands is a nice country to live in. The friendly people, the beautiful countryside, the charming houses in Dutch cities… When it comes to the weather though, things get a bit more complicated. It seems as if we would get 50 shades of grey – in terms of... 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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