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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.

How to stay relatively sane during a pandemic?

When the (intelligent) lock-down first started in the Netherlands back in March this year, everything immediately went online. Mobile phones devoured our...

Towards a more sustainable water use in agriculture

It is common knowledge that 70% of the Earth is covered by water. However, it might come as a surprise that 70%...

Pandemic horrors: understanding how fake news spreads

The article looks at the research done on the influence of social media accounts in disseminating conspiracy theories during a pandemic

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.

Just five minutes a day can help you reduce stress and anxiety

With corona virus cases rising and the Netherlands government releasing advisories to stay home as much as possible, that uncomfortable feeling is back. While for...

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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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