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 →

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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 →

My first steps in learning Dutch

Living in the Netherlands has its advantages; the majority of the population speaking English at a high level is definitely one of them! However, even if you spend 95% of your time speaking English because you’re surrounded by internationals and well-spoken Dutchies, there are several reasons why you should learn the language. If you’re considering... Continue Reading →

The Mini Utrecht called Delft

Delft is smaller than Utrecht, yet possesses a similar charm and beauty. Smaller you say? How is that possible? Yes! It is smaller, yet it has just as much to do, with a tower almost as large as the Dom tower! It is the second biggest in the Netherlands! The trip was organised by ESN... Continue Reading →

How to drink like a Dutchie

Coming from a different country requires lots of adjustment: the teaching style is different, the weather isn’t the same at home, and the food is not what your mum used to make back home. On top of that, you can’t hit your favourite bar with your usual friends! Thanks to a lovely phenomenon called globalisation,... Continue Reading →

The perfect date in Utrecht

Even though the semester is coming to an end and lots of internationals are slowly but surely leaving, your love life might have taken an unexpected positive turn. That one person you’ve been crushing on hard for months finally agreed to a date! But the happy relief is soon over when you have to face... Continue Reading →

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