It’s definitely holiday time now! Most students have at least two weeks off, we’ve been hearing Christmas songs on the radio for weeks and we even had some snow! While Christmas and New Year’s Eve are coming closer, some internationals are traveling back home to celebrate these days with their families. But for those who decided to spend the Christmas break here in Utrecht, we’ll make sure you won’t be bored. We already wrote about what to do during Christmas in Utrecht and now we’ll make sure you know where to party on New Year’s Eve!
Vliegend het nieuwe jaar in!
In Bar Walden you can ‘catch a flight to 2018’. The dancing starts at 23:00 and won’t end before early in the first morning of 2018. The entrance fee is €12,50, which is not expensive for a Dutch NYE party. In addition, you can win prizes with your ‘boarding pass’.
Another place to celebrate the start of 2018 is the Poema. You probably know this place from the many ESN Student Nights you’ve spent there already, but it’s also famous because of the themed Huisfeesten. Huisfeest is Dutch for ‘house party’ and it’s named like this because you don’t have to pay for every drink separately. Just pay for your ticket and you can drink beer, wine and soda without searching your pockets for change the whole night. The theme of this year’s party is ‘Masquerade ball’ so make sure you’ll wear your finest mask!
Speaking of ‘house parties’, you don’t have to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a club or a bar if you don’t feel like it. In the Netherlands, a lot of people also like to throw (real) house parties to start the new year as festive as possible. It might be a bit different than a big party, but it’s much more cosy. So, contact that friend who’s throwing a house party on NYE, buy a bottle of sparkles, and celebrate!
TIKTAK NYE is an event that takes place in several cities. The Utrecht edition will be held in Central Studios, a very big party venue. The party starts at 22:00 and during the night, there will be several Dutch artists to entertain you. So if you can’t get enough from Dutch rappers like Broederliefde, you should definitely buy a ticket!