The Great History of Utrecht – Part V

We conclude this five-episodes series (in case you missed the previous four, here are parts I, II, III and IV) with an overview on the contemporary history of our beloved Ultraiectum ad Rhenum! It is not until modern times that the Netherlands became a monarchy. Before 1795, the head of the state was rather a stadtholder, who... Continue Reading →

5 reasons why picking Utrecht was a great choice

As the Intro week is at its apex, it can be nice to remind to all of you who just arrived – and why not, also for you long time Utrechters or Utrechters-wannabe like who’s writing – why choosing this city as your destination was possibly the best life choice you could have asked. That’s... Continue Reading →

The Great History of Utrecht – Part IV

Picture this: you have lived all of your life as a Spanish. You consider yourself part of that specific national/social entity, speaking accordingly the Castellan language and having completed your study path at the university in Spanish - after all, it is the sole available language for the courses. But, coup de theatre! From a... Continue Reading →

How to date an Italian girl

Some two months ago our Nanda wrote a piece which proved to be quite successful on how to date a Dutch girl (you can find it here). Now, in a shameless attempt to cash in this topic, I would like to propose you an equivalent article, this time aimed at supplying some tips on how to date... Continue Reading →

The Great History of Utrecht – Part II

Utrecht, from the Atlas van Loon So, in the first part of this series (if you missed it check it out here) we left our friend, the British monk Willibrord who, other than converting the Frisians to Christianism, founded the original St Martin’s church, the predecessor of nowadays Dom Kerk. However, this first incarnation of the... Continue Reading →

The Great History of Utrecht – Part I

When you all faithful readers of ours chose Utrecht as the next city where to settle down, you probably did so charmed by its lovely canals, its dynamic students’ life and its prestigious universities. What you may be unaware of is that you also came to the ancient Trajectum ad Rhenum of Roman foundation, one... Continue Reading →

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