Category: 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.

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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

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...

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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, it’s true , he IS President of the United...

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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 was born. He was a chemist and meteorologist.  Buys...

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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 sure who have sat through countless exciting premieres and...

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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 or events about Utrecht that happened on the relevant day....

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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 was the best decision of my eldest sons life to...

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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 that happened on the relevant day. Some days we have...