Once I was making my way down through the Oudegracht in direction to Ledig Erf and I you found some peculiar letters written on the stones of the sidewalk. I was so intrigued that I decided to solve this mistery! Follow me on this journey through The Letters of Utrecht! What are The Letters of... Continue Reading →
Did you ever walk through Utrecht, wondering what all those colourful blocks on store windows mean? Or stumbled across the gigantic chair in the city centre? I took a crack at the famous Dutch design movement called ‘De Stijl’ to answer those questions!
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 →
A new city means finding new interesting spots, doesn’t it? At least that’s the thought I had when I was abroad. In this new rubric I’m welcoming you to Utrecht's hidden gems, which are not visible if you don’t know the city that well. Started by one of my favourite streets: The Voorstraat. I love... Continue Reading →
What are your favourite spots in Utrecht? A question round within your own ESN journalism committee (JoCo) revealed that we particularly like places such as the roads along the canals, little alleyways or cute little shopping-streets (anyone’s ever heard of the Zadelstraat?). Places such as the Oudegracht, Ledig Erf or Dom Square is where we... Continue Reading →
As one of the smallest countries in the world, we’re not that visible on the worldmap, but the more we are ‘celebrity land’. It all started by our famous painters, which get famous all over the world. You can’t open an history of art-book anymore without seeing a several of Dutch artworks. For ages a... Continue Reading →
It was my first day in Utrecht. I just left the station and went to the city center. I had to go to my hostel, but the curiosity brought me to take the longer way, as every traveler (and not just tourist) would do.There was a street artist, who was just setting his microphone and... Continue Reading →
When I moved to Utrecht, already more than four years ago, the Neude square was one of the first central orientation points I remembered whilst trying to find my way around town. Since that day I’ve been crossing Neude square almost daily on my way to university or to have a drink in the city... Continue Reading →