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Zwarte Piet: The blackface debate

Since Zwarte Piet is around the corner, most of you might actually not be aware of the history and controversy behind this tradition in...

The Dutch Climate Help Desk: Its Utrecht origins

Climate change is on the news almost every day. We hear about it on TV, radio, podcasts, and news websites. But there are still...

Adventures in Utrecht #4: Piss fries

The Dutch are strangely obsessed with what most visitors would call “French Fries” (frites) to the point of weirdness. These deep fried potato strips...

Why the government will not let KLM go bankrupt: Utrecht University professor answers

The corona crisis has changed our world radically. From small to big, all players are affected. Giant corporations which seemed untouchable are now crumbling....

Beer and Bitterballen

Dutch cuisine is not really the most mouth-watering in the world. But the beer-bitterballen combination is a delicious exception

Adventures in Utrecht #2: Why is the water on fire?

When we first moved to Utrecht, we went food shopping at Albert’s Hennie and brought back the groceries in a half dozen heavy plastic...

TaalThuis takes opportunity to offer online courses amidst pandemic

Staying inside doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. That’s why TaalThuis is continuing to offer their intensive, small-group learning courses online. This is...

Utrecht working towards a smoke-free generation

There has been much progress made in the effort to ban smoking since last year. At this moment, there are over 1,000 outdoor sports...

Babah Tarawally in Utrecht

Just a reminder that Babah Tarawally will be examining how you can escape black-and-white thinking during a discussion atTaal Doet Meer College Babah Tarawally will...

Utrechters need to talk to Utrechters

 Utrecht language for young and old For more than 30 years Taal Doet Meer has been working promoting the teaching of the Dutch language to...

Taal Doet Meer works its Magic

Utrecht Library sees a new Taalcafé or Language Café at Kanaleneiland. The first experiences from the new Language Café In addition to our language cafés in...

NFF film review: ANNE+

LGBTQ has always been such an interesting topic to me and ANNE+ is the movie that I have found the most interesting at the...

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One million euros for Dutch research on Corona

With the new lockdown in place we are, perhaps, all looking for some reassurance. At the moment, COVID-19 is unpredictable. And that is challenging....

Leidsche Rijn project is creating hope for housing crisis in Utrecht

Housing shortage in Utrecht and in the Netherlands has always been a topic spoken about. This crisis particularly affects students, young people, and the...

Mass self-screening: Could it bring the pandemic to an end?

The Netherlands entered 2021 under partial lockdown. With the earliest end-date (19th of January) in sight, discussions begin. The government is trying to find...

Black owned businesses: Why more now?

In light of the various race equality movements that have taken place all over the world, more questions are being raised about the racial...