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 →

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 →

Go Review Your Classes

By Anca Negulescu, Writer How do you pick a restaurant when traveling? Do you seek to learn what other employees - former or current - think of the position when searching for a new job? How do you choose between two similar products before placing an order? All these decisions likely have something in common:... Continue Reading →

Cycling Tips

By Emmi Beuger, Editor in Chief Many students coming to study in the Netherlands have little experience with cycling, or at least cycling as much as Dutch people do! My hometown was too hilly for cycling, so I did not cycle at all before coming here. In my couple months, I have become hooked on... 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 →

“Surviving” the Netherlands

By Anca Negulescu, Writer  "Can you survive the Netherlands?" That was the question asked by the ESN Utrecht Activities Committee kick-off event of the semester, and two dozen or so brave souls were eager to rise to the challenge. Spoiler alert: while it may be a question our friends and families at home jokingly – and not... Continue Reading →

My Proefles at De Workout

By Emmi Beuger, Chief Editor As an aspiring yogi, I have been searching for a yoga class that was affordable and accessible. It has been tough, especially with the stresses of being a student in a new country. So when I was asked if I wanted to go to a yoga class and write an... Continue Reading →

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