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A Week of On This Day in Utrecht

If you are a fan of Dutch history then this was an interesting week for you. On 20 November in 1527 Wendelmoet “Weyntjen” Claesdochter, became the first Dutch woman to be burned as heretic,...

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That was the Week that Was in Utrecht

A mixture of things going on this week in times gone past. Some at home and some far away. All mentioned on Twitter posts @utrechtcentral Its funny, but the happenings furthest away from Utrecht...

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Utrecht, what do you think?

Its interesting as to how people respond to requests for interviews about their life and work in the fine city of Utrecht and the Region. Most people are only too pleased to share their...

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A Week of On This Day

A busy week again in Dutch and Utrechter history. November 3 On this day in 1955 Bernardus J Alfrink was  installed as the Archbishop of Utrecht. On November 4 in 1592 the artist Gerard...

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Visit Utrecht. Why not?

It was fascinating to read another perspective on Utrecht from Brian Johnston who was a guest of Visit Utrecht and writes for New Zealand website, Stuff who were recognised as Website of the Year...

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A Week of On This Day

You go weeks without much happening and then November 2 comes along and there is a veritable feast of famous peoples birthdays. all born in the fair city of Utrecht. Before that however, October...

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Utrecht can see that Brexit means Chaos

Citizens’ rights should be guaranteed, regardless of Brexit D66 MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld and MP Kees Verhoeven are adamant that European leaders should guarantee the rights of British and Dutch nationals ahead of...

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A Week of “On This Day”

Well almost a week as there was a bit more happening this week, not only in The Netherlands, but also in the UK! On 20 October in 1740, here in Utrecht, Isabelle de Charrière,...

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When the past catches us up in Utrecht

The past can often be disturbing. What is even more disturbing is whether we learn from the past. In Norway, they seem to have learnt something about the treatment of women who fraternised with...

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Utrecht Inspires

I love writing. I may have mentioned that a few times in my blog on this site. Writing can take you anywhere. It takes me to Utrecht. I love Utrecht. I might have mentioned...