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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Global Warming. The Utrecht Question

What can Utrecht do about Global Warming and Climate Change? Always fun to listen to the scientifically illiterate Donald Trump until you realise that yes,...

A week of “On This Day”

Not a lot happened in Utrecht or The Netherlands. October seems a pretty blank time! On October 10 in 1817 Christophorus Henricus Diedericus Buys Ballot...

NFF. What then?

When the final picture ends and the house lights dim what is left after another enthralling Netherlands Film Festival? Thousands of satisfied customers that's for...

A week of “On This Day”

As you may or may not know, on our @utrechtcentral Twitter feed we have been producing a feature called “On This Day” featuring famous people from...

The importance of being Open

I have a few true loves in this world. My wife and sons, my love of writing and I really do love Utrecht. It...

Brexit means Brexit but what does Brexit mean?

In a worrying statement it appears that 39% of Britons living in NL have done nothing to regulate their residency in the Netherlands post...

A Week of ‘On This Day’

On our @utrechtcentral Twitter feed we have been producing a new feature called “On This Day” featuring famous people from or events about Utrecht...

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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.

Coronavirus cases rising in Utrecht: All you need to know

The graph of coronavirus cases in the Netherlands is going up at a very fast rate. According to the latest data released...

Beer and Bitterballen

Dutch cuisine is not really the most mouth-watering in the world. But the beer-bitterballen combination is a delicious exception

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