King’s Day: An International Perspective

    “You must experience King’s day!” – September, Orientation day, Dutch Culture speech. Before the Birthday-yay From the moment I had arrived here I was informed of this strange, energetic and orange day. I saw photographs taken in the streets of the Netherlands blanketed with people dressed in orange, the canals dotted with their... Continue Reading →


Spring-clean your room like a pro!

The sun is out, you and your friends are enjoying the weather in the park and the last thing on your mind right now is cleaning your room. After all, it is so messy that you don’t even know how to start cleaning it. Your mom is probably too far away to complain about the... Continue Reading →

Who the hell is Willy?

Kingsday is coming up and you’ve probably heard all about this fantastic feast with orange, boats, parades and lots and lots of beers. Oh, and maybe the king? Yeah… well, the feast after all has been named after this good-humoured guy. More than about time to get to know more about Mr. Willem-Alexander van Oranje!... Continue Reading →

Utrecht’s hidden gems ~ Kanaalstraat

A new city means finding new interesting spots, doesn’t it? In this second blog about Utrecht’s hidden gems I’ll take you to one of the messiest yet most colourful streets of Utrecht. It’s located in Lombok, close by the central station and not even 10 minutes by bike from the city centre. When you first... Continue Reading →

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