Category: Society

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Utrecht to Orlando

Who would have thought? You have the chance to travel to Orlando, Florida with Delta Airlines from Utrecht Central! Of course it is not as straightforward as that, but next week, Utrecht is just...

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Babah Tarawally in Utrecht

A question from our friends at Taal Doet Meer How do you escape black-and-white thinking? To find out? On Thursday 31 January 2019 you are cordially invited to toast in the new year. Babah...

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Utrecht’s tribute to Avicii

Was this the highlight in Utrecht 2018? Utrecht’s tribute to dance maestro Avicii went viral after a bell tribute to the Swedish DJ who died  in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28, has...

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Utrecht and ESN. Working together

We know that Utrecht has an amazing University, one of the oldest and biggest in Europe. We also know that students have a great effect on the life of Utrecht and are broadly welcomed...

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Utrecht Envy?

I was reading the web site DutchNews.nl and they had an interesting article in their review of the year. They looked at the Seven Deadly Dutch Sins which was an interesting idea and then...

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Utrecht Buurtkerk Warms Homeless

I read on the internet about a wonderful initiative from a church in Utrecht to help those in need during the cold winter months in the city. They go about the streets and hang...

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Utrecht! Vote Eliane Becks

Friend of Utrecht Central and wonderful advocate for HIV awareness Eliane Becks Nininahazwe, has been nominated for Amersfoorter of the Year. Eliane Becks The flamboyant singer and theatre-maker, born in the African Burundi, is a...

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Utrecht Rainbow Agenda

Today the Municipality of Utrecht presents rainbow agenda for 2019-2022 This contains existing and new actions that should increase the acceptance, visibility and safety of LGBT people in Utrecht. With the new actions, priority...

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 A Cycle tour to Utrecht

The Netherlands really is the envy of the world when it comes to cycling and the cycling infrastructure that has been put in place. The Mecca for cyclists though has to be Utrecht and...

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Utrecht goes High Rise

For lovers of tall buildings the news couldn’t be any better. For lovers of tradition and history, things have got as little worse as Utrecht gets its first building higher than the Dom The...

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Utrecht Hot Spot Highlights

In yet another forward thinking partnership, the municipality of Utrecht, together with Het Utrechts Archief, has established a hotspot monitor and is one of the first municipalities in the Netherlands to do this. The...

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Utrecht Wine Bar makes National Final

Utrechts own Wijn- en eetbar Most makes final! The 15 finalists for Netherlands ‘Wine Bar of the Year 2018’ have been announced after more than 12,000 people voted in a nationwide poll via wine-bars.nl...

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Utrecht needs Language volunteers

I have written before about the excellent work of Taal Doet Meer who help with language learning for non-Dutch speakers. Their work is never ending, they are always looking for volunteers to help with...