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Society

Can good ventilation help in stopping COVID-19 spread?

With a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, and deaths globally, questions are raised about its transmission routes and precautionary...

U-OV and Syntus suspend night buses until further notice

The government recently announced additional measures to combat the corona virus as cases rise across the country. As part of these measures,...

Utrecht venues exempt from 30 person limit

Corona times have certainly been hard on us all. While daily life looks a lot different, there is still entertainment and culture...

City of Utrecht urges visitors to avoid city center on Saturdays

As corona virus cases are on the rise across Utrecht and the Netherlands, the City of Utrecht continues...

The explosion that shook Utrecht

On 12 June 1967 Utrecht was rocked by a series of explosions.

Reopening of Utrecht’s historic canal: All you need to know

A motorway for more than 40 years, and now a canal again. It’s certainly a reason to celebrate for Utrecht and its residents!

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Towards a more sustainable water use in agriculture

It is common knowledge that 70% of the Earth is covered by water. However, it might come as a surprise that 70%...

Pandemic horrors: understanding how fake news spreads

The article looks at the research done on the influence of social media accounts in disseminating conspiracy theories during a pandemic

Hygiene during the pandemic: discipline or practice?

Countries differ in the austerity of their Corona-related measures. As the summer arrived, many countries relaxed the measures. Now, however, rumors of...

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Politics

Research continues into implementation of universal basic income

The idea of ​​a universal basic income for all has been around for some time now although its implementation has been lagging....

Catering establishment fined for excessive crowds

The Utrecht Municipality have fined Beers & Barrels, a catering establishment located at the Veilinghaven last night. See map below for location.

Costly new rules make it difficult for Airbnb in Utrecht

Some local entrepreneurs will be priced out of business Utrecht homeowners who want to rent their property to...

Calling all American expats in Utrecht: how to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election

The American presidential election is in less than 100 days, so the time is running out to request an absentee ballot if...

Utrecht officially begins its search for a new mayor

Yesterday, behind closed doors, the Utrecht city council formed a confidential group of 12 members to help hire a new mayor for...
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The enthralling history of ballet

Ballet is the fairies' BaseballOscar Levant Very rare species of humans will not be amused by the magic wand...

The age of dragons and georeferencing

This article is about georeferencing old maps which allows to compare them to new ones. Georeferencing is conducted by Utrecht University and is an interactive method which gives access to the old and new maps of the university library's collection.

The witch weighing house near Utrecht

In Oudewater near Utrecht, there still stands a weighing house. In the 16th century this weighing house produced not-a-witch certificates.

COVID-19 STATISTICS

Netherlands
272,401
Total confirmed cases
Updated on October 24, 2020 7:57 am

Culture

The significance of Utrecht’s only Pope

Utrecht-born Adrian VI remains the only Dutch pope. He was also the only non-Italian to assume the role until John Paul II in 1978.

Traveling back to the medieval era: Castle de Haar

This article looks at the Castle de Haar as a tourist attraction in Utrecht city.

Utrecht’s Poem for the Future

Let’s take a walk down the cobbled streets of Utrecht where words are engraved into the stones. It is a beautiful approach...

A day at the Utrecht flower market

A traditional weekly ritual of flowers at the Janskerkhof Janskerkhof, a busy Utrecht city square that is more...

Sport

Commemorating 50 years of FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht was formed in 1970. In the past 50 years, it has emulated the Top 3 of Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV in never being relegated from Eredivisie.

Staying fit during corona times

Due to the temporary closure of many gyms and fitness centers during the first few months of the corona virus pandemic, many...

New stadium facade to celebrate 50 years of football for FC Utrecht

​The entrance of FC Utrecht's Galenwaard Stadium got an elegant update last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise. 

Bouldering in Utrecht in Corona times

Bouldering is growing in popularity. However, just as most things, it was affected by the corona crisis. Now...

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