The History of the Oude Gracht

You might pass or cross the Oude Gracht every day and you may love it for its little terraces and restaurants, but you might not know that much about the Oude Gracht. Like the Dom Tower, it is just part of the image of Utrecht: the Oude Gracht is supposed to be there, it was... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of Utrecht #4: The Angel of TivoliVredenburg

You may think you know the city of Utrecht a little bit better everyday, but there’s a lot you still don’t know (and neither do we). That’s why we want to enlighten you with knowledge of the city you live in – just some random facts you can tell people on a party. We already... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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