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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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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