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The enthralling history of ballet

Ballet is the fairies' BaseballOscar Levant Very rare species of humans will not be amused by the magic wand of the spectacular dance form -...

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.

Architectural marvels of the Netherlands

Have a glimpse of Dutch architecture

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.

The explosion that shook Utrecht

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

Traveling back to the medieval era: Castle de Haar

This article looks at the Castle de Haar as a tourist attraction in Utrecht city.

A brief history of Utrecht Central station

Part 1: Utrecht Central Station in 1843 The first train station in Utrecht was opened in 1843. Constructed in the popular neo-classical style for the...

Go West on Cultural Sunday

Cultural Sunday arrives again in Utrecht with a host of activities for all ages. Remember we mentioned this some weeks ago, so now having booked...

A Week of On This Day in Utrecht

If you are a fan of Dutch history then this was an interesting week for you. On 20 November in 1527 Wendelmoet "Weyntjen" Claesdochter, became...

History making Music in Utrecht

History in Concert At Tivoli Vredenburg, tomorrow as part of History Month Canon van Nederland are presenting as special event, History in Concert. The dazzling line...

What links Utrecht to Kaiser Wilhelm II?

Set in a beautiful landscape, half an hours journey time from Utrecht and frozen in time, is the Kaiser Wilhelm II's final refuge of...

Utrecht history brought to Life

The Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. It was in 1974, that the residents of District C first established the District C Committee,...

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Unusual Travel Tales part 1: White nights of Russia

Satiate the wanderlust quench with unusual travel tales. Here's presenting White Nights of Russia and some glance of the Golden Ring.

Nature walks in Bilthoven

Silence, peace, and quiet are privileges. They are also part of a healing process. Nature has its own way of healing. The total silence...

Utrecht University scientists: Breakthrough in studying SARS-CoV2

The second wave is knocking on Europe’s door. The winter is almost here as well, with shorter days and darker nights. But there is...

10 things to do when you arrive in The Netherlands: Your arrival checklist!

Being an expat can be challenging, especially in the Netherlands since there are a ton of regulations to consider along with a list of...