Active Team members

Michael Darmanin

Michael is founder and managing editor of He graduated in Communications and Media at the Hogeschool Utrecht in the summer of 2012. He specializes in Web Development, Content Management and Online Marketing. receives around 1,500 visitors monthly. Interested in co-operation? Contact us! - Authors - Jon Wilkins

Jonathan 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. Check out his novel!

Past team members - Authors - Claire

Claire Trang

I have been living in the Netherlands for more than a year and now happily living in Utrecht. I am so in love with the city and the experiences that it brings. I love travelling. I have traveled to Japan, Portugal, Romania, Belgium and France in the last year, and of course, the list is going to be lengthened. Aside from that, cuisine is what I want to write about (who does not like food?). I hope to bring you inspiring articles in the future as an aspiring creative journalist here at Utrecht Central. - Authors - Henk Oldenziel

Henk Oldenziel

Henk Oldenziel is a freelance journalist and tour guide. He was born in Delft and grew up in Switzerland. He came to Utrecht to study journalism (graduated in 2011) and feels like a fish in the water in the rustic, young and historic character of the Domstad. Versatile, he loves to tell old and new stories of the ”Domstad” in four languages. - Authors - Olga Efremov

Olga Efremov

Olga Efremov was born in Russian city of Novosibirsk in the heart of Siberia. She got a degree in Linguistics from Siberian Independent University and in 2000 she came to London to study for her MBA. After a few years of working as a management consultant around Europe, she settled with her family in Utrecht to pursue her life-long ambition of becoming a writer. Her debut novel has been published in January 2018.

Olga is a devoted Utrechter, passionate about the city and its people. Her two children were born in Utrecht, and she is committed to make the city the best possible place to grow, study, live and work.

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