How to cook the real Dutch Boerenkool stamppot

By Anna de Haan, Writer Have you heard about or perhaps already tried the typical winter dish Boerenkool but you have no idea on how to cook it at home? ESN has the secret recipe to cook the old-Dutch Boerenkool that will get you through the cold winter months! The other good news? It’s not... Continue Reading →

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Old Saws of the Dutchies

By Elif Özer, Writer Idioms are stereotyped phrases. When idioms are translated into their dictionary meaning, the words have different meaning than the old saw (the saying and its wisdom). Even if we use idioms in daily life without even thinking about them, these can have funny meanings and stories in them. Learning idioms in... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Bits of Naaz by Naaz

By Mackenzie Stolp, Writer (4/5 stars) When living in a new country, it is a very normal instinct to immerse oneself in local culture. Many aspects of dutch culture are beautiful and exciting, and one of the first things I wanted to explore was Dutch music. I could have looked into classic dutch bands, or... Continue Reading →

Best ways to learn Dutch

By Babette Vanlancker, Writer Learning a new language from scratch as an adult is not always easy. For some, learning Dutch may be quite difficult given that some of the sounds aren’t common in other languages. However, luckily, there are several ways in which you can learn this new language during your stay in Utrecht! Just... Continue Reading →

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