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The first English detective novel by a Dutch writer

Published in 1889, The Black Box Murder by Utrecht-based writer Maarten Maartens was the first ever English detective novel by a Dutch writer.

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.

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.

The explosion that shook Utrecht

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

This week in 1967 King Willem-Alexander was born

On April 27 1967, Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands was, born here in Utrecht and so we will celebrate Kings Day on Saturday, April...

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