Category: Society

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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Stand up Utrecht

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women One of the most devastating human rights violations Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations...

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Utrecht needs What You See Festival

The recent research published by Transgender Netwerk Nederland  shows us all why the What You See Festival is so important in the fight for equality Last Sunday 18 November, Transgender Netwerk Nederland published their...

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Utrecht welcomes Sinterklaas

This is the programme of Sundays Sinterklaas tour in Utrecht Sinterklaas and his Pieten will sail into Utrecht on Sunday, November 18 from noon to 1.00 pm on board the packet boat from the...

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How others see Utrecht

Who’d have thought it? The Indonesian web site, IDN Times, has lauded our great city of Utrecht under a headline that seems to translate into  Useful Holidays in Utrecht, City of Dutch Pride Literacy....

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Christmas in Utrecht for Miffy

It must be Christmas as Miffy is coming out! ‘Here lives Miffy’ You can once again enjoy the projection of  ‘Here lives Miffy’ on the façade of the Miffy Museum. The animation can be...

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Awesome is as Awesome Does in Utrecht!

I wrote some weeks ago about the Awesomeness that is Awesome Utrecht. I tracked down one of the Awesome contingent to find out a bit more about the group and its aims. All I...

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Utrechters take on Kilimanjaro for War Child

Anna de Graaf and Sanne Lichtendahl from Utrecht will  take on one of the toughest challenges in January when they climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This is a personal challenge when they will try to collect...

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Utrecht! Its National Cappuccino Day

National Cappuccino Day is observed annually on November 8. A nice hot cup of cappuccino is perfect on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy alone with a creamy cuppa. Traditionally prepared...

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Emile, keeping Utrecht safe

I have just had the pleasure of talking with Emile, a police man from Utrecht. His views on life in Utrecht are important and also reassuring as he tells us about his work. Emile...