Category: Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.


My wife was in Utrecht this week

My wife was in sunny Utrecht this weekend to meet my sons prospective in laws. Lovely folk from Rotterdam, just as their daughter is. A true marriage made in Heaven, well Utrecht anyway. Spending... - Blog - Jon Wilkins - On politics and football 0

On politics and of course, football

Various thought come to mind. Trump meeting your Prime minister. Trump hardly has to open his mouth and rubbish pours out. He seems to live in an alternate reality as nothing he says has... - Blog - Jon Wilkins - For budding Dutch poets 1

For budding Dutch poets

Following on from my piece about Utrecht gaining UNESCO City of Literature status, what exactly does that mean to the citizens of Utrecht? Are you all now in a position to write a novel... - Love of Dutch football Netherlands 1974 0

Love and football

As I have already told you. I was in love with a Dutch girl whilst at school. She was from Rotterdam, so it made sense to support her team Feyenoord and I felt I... - truth or lie 0


I see that Halbe Zijlstra has resigned. A politician resigning for telling lies. Is that unique to Holland? We have politicians in the UK who lie all the time. The Brexit campaigners were successful... - Utrecht CU2030 2


You Utrechters are tough cookies! You have had so much to put up with over the last few years. Your lungs must be full of brick dust! I have been visiting since 2011 and... - Unwelcome floor carpet 0

Welcome to Utrecht?

I love Holland. I particularly love Utrecht. My first girl friend was Dutch. That’s why it is particularly disappointing to write this. Visiting Utrecht last week, I had reason to go to the Tourist...