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Stadsschouwburg Utrecht is a leading theatre in Central Netherlands. Many events are accessible for non-dutch speakers. Have a look at our selection for July and August. We welcome you!

Theatre Solomon’s Judgment by TG Ilay is a intense performance about the Dutch asylum procedure that is played in the beautiful hall of the Library on the Neude. When a good friend of Ilay, Hassan, is rejected by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), Ilay decides to learn everything about the asylum procedure. After months of research he invites his friend on stage to ask himself, his coach and the audience how we should get the wisdom for a Solomon’s judgment | June 30 to July 11

Festival Stadsschouwburg Utrecht will be playing outside this summer. In a summer pavilion in front of the theatre, on the Lucabolwerk, the public can enjoy performances, Eredivisie beach volleyball matches and a snack and drink in the grandstand with panoramic terrace from 3 to 18 July. With a.o. Ellen ten Damme, De Nederlandse Reisopera and comedian Andries Tunru. Be welcome at ‘De BuitenSpelen’! | 3 to 18 July


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Welcome to Utrecht The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Lucky for us, there’s plenty to do this summer. What about watching a film at a cultural hotspot, under the stars on Domplein or in a green oasis somewhere in town? The music venues, theatres, museums and galleries will welcome you with open arms. You can head to Berlijnplein, the city square that Stadslab RAUM has transformed into an urban lab bursting with works of art. Going on a fort safari in one of the forts in the Utrecht region is a great idea for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Many of the forts of the Dutch Water Lines are on ‘islands’, where the public was banned for many years so that nature could take its course. The biodiversity is now flourishing. This summer, you can go on a fort safari with a forest ranger to learn about the unique lichens, tiny insects, bats and breeding birds that live there. Another great thing to do is find a spot for a picnic. We’ve listed various places in town where you can fill your picnic hamper with all kinds of deliciousness, and the perfect places to spread out your blanket to eat it. Life is good!

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Night under the stars

To fund the renovation of the museum garden, Museum and Observatory Sonnenborgh organises a lottery with a very special main prize: a unique overnight stay for two people on the private ‘Campsite Sonnenborgh’. A tent will be temporarily erected in the green oasis between the buildings of the observatory. The sale of lottery tickets starts on 21 June, the longest day of the year. A ticket costs 25 euros and is only for sale on the website of Sonnenborgh. Each ticket sold will support Sonnenborgh and gives you a chance to win that exclusive overnight stay, including a dinner cooked by restaurant Hemel & Aarde, a night time visit to the observatory to look at the moon, planets and star, and a breakfast overlooking the canal. sonnenborgh.nl/camping

The perfect opportunity for fans of colouring books and Utrecht: a number of colouring books featuring Utrecht is for sale. City guide Willemijn Bánki has produced a colouring book and city guide in one, for example. She’s combined 16 hand-drawn colouring pages with fun tips and interesting facts about the city’s history. In other words, hours of fun colouring the pictures, and you learn something along the way! > Kleurplaten van Utrecht is written in Dutch and can be ordered online for € 9.95 stadswandelingen-utrecht.nl

Photography Gaelle Marcel/Unsplash, Tamanna Rumee/Unsplash, Het Utrechts Archief, Juri Hiensch, Cee Bakker

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Holy wall

On a blind wall of a building in Pieter Saenredamstraat in the Schilderswijk neighbourhood, you’ll find a mural entitled The Nave and Choir of the Church of Saint Catharine. This is no coincidence: the original was painted by an artist named Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665). That painting is currently on display in Upton House, a country house and museum in the English town of Banbury. St Catharine’s Cathedral itself is on Lange Nieuwstraat, and church services are still held there. You can go in to admire the interior on Saturday afternoons. The adjacent convent buildings house Museum Catharijneconvent. > side wall of Pieter Saenredamstraat 2

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EXtuin

This artistic, COVID-proof walk was devised by the people behind EXbunker (a tiny gallery in a former World War II bunker in Wilhelminapark) and EXboot (another tiny gallery, this time in a former brothel boat on Nijverheid). They asked dozens of artists to exhibit their work in Utrecht front gardens along popular walking routes. There’s a map of the route showing which works of art are on display where and when on the site of EXbunker. > ongoing, various locations exbunker.nl/extuin Dorothé Arts, Knooppunt, Tjalkstraat


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What’s happening? DISCOVER THE REGION

Folly

Sandwijck country house has a colourful past. It was occupied by squatters in the 1980s, is known for its strikingly pink door and window frames, was renovated and is now home to a legal commune. It is set in a small estate, which is a lovely place to walk. Exotic species of trees were planted there in the 19th century and there’s a folly (pictured here), built to resemble a chapel, but purely for decorative purposes. > Utrechtseweg 305, De Bilt

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Silent Reading Party

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a good book. But finding enough me-time can be difficult in this fast and furious world. So the historical Jacobikerk is opening its doors for a Silent Reading Party. Pick a Saturday afternoon, take your favourite book and settle down for 90 minutes of quiet reading under the monumental arches. Drinks are provided afterwards so that readers can swap their reading experiences. You can also swap the book you’ve finished for another book on the book exchange table. > 31 July, 21 August and 25 September, Jacobikerk viajacobi.nl

LOCAL FAVOURITE

Kasvio

It was her life-long dream: chef Mari Pitkänen, who used to cook at Oproer restaurant, has now opened her own place in the Metal Cathedral in the Leidsche Rijn district. Kasvio (‘herbarium’ in Finnish) is a plant-based restaurant, where they use organic ingredients, herbs grown in the garden of the Metal Cathedral and seasonal vegetables from smallscale growers. Mari and her team have called on the help of artists to create a unique culinary experience revolving around nature and the preservation of our planet. > Rijksstraatweg 20 kasvio.nl


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MADE IN UTRECHT

Risograph prints, illustrations and graphic design

July & August

By Manon Marijs Petra Verkade’s prints and illustrations are colourful, bright, challenging and work well on walls. They conjure up a fluorescent world, in stark contrast to everyday reality. Petra developed her characteristic style of visual imagery while studying Graphic Design at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, during a year at Kunsthochschule in Berlin and while doing various placements. Her design process is primarily intuitive. She works with a Risograph printer, a Japanese scanner/printer suitable for fast, efficient high-volume printing. Instead of carefully printing in full colour, a Risograph prints each colour of the design onto the paper as a separate layer, in much the same way as screen printing. The possibilities for experimenting with colour combinations and gradations are endless, giving the final print unique charm, lightness and character. > Petra’s prints are on sale in her Etsy shop: etsy.com/nl/PTRVRKD petraverkade.com

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SPOTLIGHT

‘It will be a lovely night if it ever comes’ How Filmcafé, dB’s, and Oproer are fighting to reopen after CAB fire


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MANY MONTHS HAVE GONE BY SINCE A RAGING FIRE PASSED THROUGH THE CULTURAL HUB CAB RONDOM IN ZUILEN, DAMAGING OR DESTROYING THE BUSINESSES THERE, WHICH WERE ALREADY REELING FROM THE LOCKDOWN. NOW, THE OWNERS OF FILMCAFÉ, DB’S, AND OPROER ARE SHARING THEIR STORY - AND WHAT THE FUTURE MAY LOOK LIKE. By Beatriz Negreiros

A brisk walk away from the Zuilen station lies a sleeping beast called CAB Rondom. The brick building can be spotted as far as from the carriage window, but, upon stepping inside, we get the impression we’re in a ghost town. But it wasn’t always like this. Before Utrecht closed up amidst the lockdown, the CAB building was home to several businesses which regularly hosted cultural and leisure events. From glass clinking, to film watching, to dancing, the CAB building was a place completely unlike what it is now; loud, busy and happy. However, it was not only the pandemic that made it quiet, empty and lonely. In January a fire ravaged through it and devoured many of the businesses there namely, Filmcafé, Oproer and dB’s. dB’s was lucky enough to live through it; Filmcafé and Oproer were not. Their presence is still

felt on the CAB grounds, though. The Filmcafé logo, burnt and greyed out, stands on the wall where it once shon; an Oproer poster still hangs on the wall, its corners eaten up by graffiti.

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Omar Waseq founded Filmcafé three years ago - ‘a place where you could watch movies, organise cultural events, and where any kind of art was welcome’, he explains. The CAB seemed like the perfect place to host it; ‘we could do anything we like’ - he recalls. From club nights to club days, they would sometimes stay up for weekends on end, always in good company. ‘I think Utrecht citizens really liked this place’, says Omar through the phone. It is still with sadness that he recalls that night. ‘I was having dinner with my wife when I got a text message saying, hey, there

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is a fire in your building’. Omar dashed to we were, like we say in CAB, where he found that Filmcafé had Dutch, running around been demolished by the smoke that got out like a headless chicken - als through the site. ‘The very next day, een kip zonder kop’. everything was destroyed’, he remembers. ‘I was actually about to go to bed’, says Mark SILVER LINING Strooker of the same evening. Mark has ‘I came as soon as I heard,’ recalls Paul de been running Oproer with his companion Brabander. He is the only one of the three Bart-Jan Hoeijmakers since 2016. A merger who can speak to us from across his between their two former business, which survived the breweries, the Oproer fire and opened back up to the ‘I GOT A TEXT brewery gave way to the public on the day we visited. MESSAGE SAYING, Oproer bar - which, up In fact, CAB is a ghost until this January, was building only until we round HEY, THERE IS A FIRE located, even if shut, in the the corner to find the dB’s IN YOUR BUILDING’ CAB too. terrace - where dozens of Mark’s chipper humour is people sit for the first time in contagious; it’s easy to link the business to many months. dB’s is much more than a the owner, as Oproer set out to display the drinking spot, though; it’s also the largest same warmth and openness to whoever musical hub in the city, hosting seventeen came by. Valuing sustainability, community rehearsal studios, a profes­sional recording and inclusivity, Mark’s bar regularly studio and a (formerly) busy concert venue. welcomed everyone from children to Despite calling the fire ‘quite scary’, Paul grandparents. However, by January they managed to escape the fate that hit Omar welcomed no one - and then, the fire came. and Mark. dB’s still stands, and, in ‘It was emotional’, he remarks. ‘Those days retrospect, it almost burning down during


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a lockdown was a silver lining. ‘The fact we had no business going on at the time was actually a good thing’, he admits. Wether they will stay in CAB, however, is not certain; after nearly thirty years of business, dB’s might be leaving - and not just the location - for good, due to the effect of a housing development which may impact the business more than the fire itself.

Photography Merel Brouns

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Omar and Mark weren’t so lucky - but they remain hopeful. For Mark, there is no other option. Staying positive is ‘the only thing they have control over’. Him, Bart-Jan and the remaining Oproer employees keep busy with the brewery, which is still delivering its beers. They are now looking for a new place in Utrecht, hoping to open ‘in the first quarter of 2022’. Omar is no stranger to adaptation. During the lockdowns, which halted Filmcafé’s activity, he and the rest of the crew hustled to deliver pizzas and Christmas trees to keep afloat - so much so that, before the fire, they were convinced they had made it. The worst, it seems, was yet to come. But having to forcefully relocate has led Omar to make an important call, which will certainly impact the future of Filmcafé -

this time, they are looking to buy, not rent. ‘I want to rebuild Filmcafé - and never leave again’, he says, his passion palpable.

ALL HELP IS WELCOME

By reading the headlines, we could be led to believe that Oproer and Filmcafé are no longer - but, upon speaking to the people who first dreamed them up, we are convinced these places will never die. ‘When people come out and are bored in the city, they will be grateful for cultural spaces like ours’, concludes Omar, who welcomes all help to rebuild Filmcafé lawyers, architects, and anyone willing to lend a hand. And, according to Paul, people - not just musicians - are thirsty. ‘With the city’s help, we want to bring back live music’. When will the venue sell out again? He’s unsure, but replies dreamingly: ‘It will be a lovely night if it ever comes’.

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‘I want to know how our food is produced and exactly where it comes from’, says social entrepreneur Mart de Bruijn. ‘I’m currently studying Environmental Economics and I was working on a platform for local entrepreneurs when the coronavirus pandemic began. Emile Corre from Roze Bunker, Josse Haarhuis from Buitengewone Varkens, Lianne de Bie from the Slow Food Youth Network and I saw that local producers were unable to sell their products when the hospitality industry was forced to close down. We decided to sell boxes of their produce under the Locals Utrecht flag. It was our way of helping them through the crisis.’ People loved being surprised by local Utrecht delicacies, in fact it became quite a hype. Just before Christmas, they were approached by the owner of a building on Oudegracht. ‘He was impressed by the initiative and asked whether we’d be interested in a pop up-store. I now run the Locals Utrecht shop with Daan van den Berg. We sell all sorts, but I like the rolls best: you can combine so many different products in a roll.’

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Wide variety ‘I know this is blowing my own trumpet, but to me, Locals Utrecht (Vismarkt 2) is a terrific place. We offer a wide variety of products, from fennel and charcuterie to beer and apple pie. You can buy filter coffee from local roasters, and rolls that we fill with products from our shop. You can even arrange a tasting session with friends to try some local produce.’

Southern vibe

‘I love the shady courtyard on Mariaplaats. It has a southern vibe, a bit non-Utrecht really. Le Jardin restaurant (Mariaplaats 42) in the corner is a lovely ‘green’ place to eat. It stays nice and cool there on hot summer days, but doesn’t cool off too much in the evenings. It’s a bit like being in Maastricht, which is my home town. Perhaps that’s why I like it so much!’

Bread to nibble ‘I enjoy walking through Amelisweerd and when I’m there, I usually go to De Veldkeuken (Koningslaan 11A, Bunnik) to pick up an olive loaf. It’s delicious to nibble later on with a few drinks.’

small, seasonal dishes, and a great vegetarian menu that changes regularly. And do try the charcuterie with responsibly sourced, Dutch meat.’

Local kiwis ‘The one and only kiwi farmer in the Netherlands works in Bunnik. You can taste and buy Utrecht kiwis in Nieuw Slagmaat (Marsdijk 5, Bunnik), and you can even pick them on the special harvest days in September. Not only kiwis, but also apples, pears and pumpkins. If you can’t be bothered to pick your own, there’s a farm shop and we sell their fruit and veg too.’

Feeding the goats

‘Geertje’s Hoeve (Thematerweg 5, Haarzuilens) is everything that you would imagine a farm to be, but with the added attraction of pancakes and coffee. Children can play their hearts out, and there’s plenty for adults to see too. This is a circular business and they are keen to show visitors how the goats are fed and how they make their cheese. In fact, as a visitor, you’re invited to feed the goats too.’

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SURROUNDED BY ART The artistic outdoor terrace of De Nijverheid has room to relax during the summer months. Starting in early July, you can pick a spot on the Culture Terrace between the works of art, and watch a full programme of podium art, exhibitions and film screenings with a drink and a bite to eat from the new on-site restaurant Peuzel.

Photography Koen Peters

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Let’s go out! THE MOMENT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IS FINALLY HERE! LUCKY FOR US, THERE’S PLENTY TO DO THIS SUMMER, SO LET’S GO TO ONE OF THOSE INSPIRING EXHIBITIONS, LIVE GIGS OR (OUTDOOR) MOVIE SCREENINGS.


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OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, STADSLAB RAUM TRANSFORMS BERLIJNPLEIN IN THE LEIDSCHE RIJN DISTRICT INTO AN URBAN LAB BURSTING WITH WORKS OF ART AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMES DESIGNED TO STUDY OUR BEHAVIOUR IN PUBLIC SPACES. WILL A CALMING DUNE LANDSCAPE INSPIRE VISITORS TO BAKE A PIZZA? By Nynke van Spiegel


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LIVING LAB

‘Public space is a place where you can meet each other and step outside your bubble’, says Tom Loois, programme maker and curator at RAUM. ‘Look at our parks, where all kinds of people get together. You just casually borrow a corkscrew from someone you would otherwise never have met. It’s a place where you can meet and greet other people from your city on equal terms.’ Although public spaces are theoretically intended for everyone, some people feel more at home or safer than others. And people do different things there: bored youths use public spaces as their sitting room, cyclists use them as public bike sheds, and families use them as playgrounds. The way that public space is used is largely determined by the way it’s been designed. The connection between these two aspects is the subject of the RAUM der Lusten exhibition, curated in association with ZUS architects. What happens to our behaviour if a place is designed to be exciting or in some way special?

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his year more than ever, we have been enjoying the parks, the paths along the Singel and the city’s numerous squares. In jargon, urban geographers and planners refer to these places as ‘public spaces’. Basically, this means anywhere outside that is freely accessible to the public. Of course ‘freely accessible’ is a contentious term. Try getting your wheelchair across Neude, or finding a place where you can wee in peace as a woman.

In order to study this, RAUM is transforming its site on Berlijnplein into three different landscapes. The main question is how will these landscapes influence visitors’ behaviour? The landscapes are based on the famous 15th-century triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights by Jheronimus Bosch, and they will be named Hell, the World and Paradise. ‘The sum total will be a dizzying collection of works of art, performances and attributes, designed and developed in a way that will temporarily take you right out of your comfort zone’, explains Tom. ‘You may find yourself in strange situations where you encounter unusual things or react differently from the way you’re used to, and you may start thinking about yourself and how you relate to others. The exhibition is actually one big living lab, a landscape in which we explore

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what we expect from public spaces, and how we treat each other while we are in them.’

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So what should we expect from a landscape named Hell? Tom: ‘Think of a place you want to get away from as quickly as possible, dystopian surroundings filled with black sand. I suppose you could compare it those eery back alleys you find in cities. How will visitors react? Will they reach for their phones en masse and totally ignore each other? Will they somehow shut themselves off from what’s going on around them?’ One of the works of art in this landscape is Homo Opinio by Maarten Baas. It is about constantly voicing your own opinion. Tom: ‘In a world of mass communication and perpetual flows of information, can people actually hear themselves (and other people)? And do they even know how to listen?’ Perishable Goods by Andrea Hasler is

also in Hell. This picture of a lump of meat carrying a Chanel handbag and wearing a gold chain is the artist’s way of questioning our consumer society. Just as in-your-face is Bar Rectum by Atelier van Lieshout, a sculpture that portrays the human digestive system, from the tongue via the stomach and intestines right through to the anus. A great place to stop for a drink.

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Atelier van Lieshout, Bar Rectum

The next landscape, the World, will be a bit calmer, says Tom. ‘The Common Ground collective has installed an allotment for anyone to work in: they say that gardening generates kinship. So will people roll up their sleeves? That’s what we’ll be looking at here.’ Visitors to the World will also come across photos by Melissa Schriek, showing people in public spaces in weird and wonderful poses. And finally Paradise, which is a dune landscape designed for leisure and relaxation, and offering a public pizza oven. Tom: ‘I wonder whether Utrecht locals will start bringing their own pizza dough,


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picnic blankets and wine so that they can bake pizzas here.’ Visitors to all of the landscapes become test subjects through exposure to various works of art. This is also true of the Unconscious Performance by visual artist Willem de Haan. His work comprises a billboard bearing a film script. ‘The script describes the current situation in that location,’ Tom explains. ‘For example: “Two people are walking along the path, deep in conversation.” There’s a new script every two weeks, depending on what is actually happening at the location. So without knowing, you could play a leading role in the new script and read about your own behaviour. But what the artist really wants to discover is whether visitors are influenced by the script in reality.’

ESCAPING FROM HELL

And then there’s the Urban Playwalk app made by game and experience designers Lilly Higgins and Bruno Setola. This app challenges you to behave in an entirely different,

Melissa Schriek, The Bend

THE BAR RECTUM, A SCULPTURE OF THE HUMAN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, IS A GREAT PLACE TO STOP FOR A DRINK surprising way. Instructions like: ‘Lie down if you see something blue’ adds a frivolous element to the dynamics in the landscape you happen to be in. You can also experience the entire event online. A virtual game experience, developed in association with the Utrecht-based design office Kummer & Herrman, allows you to walk around the exhibition. You’ll find information about the artists and the works of art, and you’ll do amusing, unexpected things, like escaping from Hell through a door before finding yourself playing ball with another visitor in Paradise. > until 28 August, Berlijnplein raumutrecht.nl


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THE ART OF SEDUCTION

TRACK OF IMAGINATION The end of the nineteenth century saw the appearance of the first of many beautifully illustrated railway posters, designed to seduce people into taking the train. People from neighbouring countries were drawn into ‘Holland’ by attractive posters promising them windmills, tulip fields and girls in traditional dress. On the later, more modern, posters these typical Dutch scenes made way for ‘locals’. This exhibition was compiled by keen collector of posters and publicist Arjan den Boer. The posters come from the Railway Museum’s own collection, the personal collection of the compiler and several Dutch and foreign museums and archives. Some of them have never been seen before, others have been recovered from drawers in the depot. > until 5 September, Railway Museum spoorwegmuseum.nl

Naar Keulen, Wily Sluiter, 1914

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BETWEEN BRIDGE AND ‘BENENKLUIF’ Enclosed between the river Vecht, the railway line, the water treatment plant and sports ground Loevenhoutsedijk you will find the Rode Brug neighbourhood, a small but renowned workingclass neighbourhood. Life here changed considerably over the past seventy years. The rural character was gone by the time the Overvecht housing developments were completed, factories such as the ‘Benenkluif’ (a bone char factory) were relocated and many entrepreneurs closed their shops. In this exhibition, residents share their memories to show you the social history - past and present - of this neighbourhood.

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MARY MAGDALEN Courtesan, saint, feminist, wife of Jesus: Mary Magdalen is a woman of extremes. She is associated with sensuality and sin, is a beacon of hope, was revered in the prosperous Middle Ages and still manages to be a feminist icon. And was she married to Jesus or not? This rich history has made Mary Magdalen an eternal source of inspiration for artists through the ages, from old masters to contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas and David LaChapelle. > until 9 January 2022, Museum Catharijneconvent catharijneconvent.nl/visitor-information

MARY MAGDALEN IS AN ETERNAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR ARTISTS

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‘I feel safe on stage’ IN RECENT YEARS, LAKSHMI HAS BEEN STORMING THE STAGES OF THE NETHERLANDS WITH ENCHANTING POP NOIR. THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, SHE HAS BEEN PERFORMING IN HER LIVING ROOM, WAITING FOR THE MOMENT THAT SHE CAN START TOURING AGAIN. ‘NORMALLY AFTER A SHOW, I STAND AROUND CHATTING WITH FANS FOR AN HOUR OR SO.’ By Kim van der Meulen

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How have you managed during the pandemic? ‘I’ve been rewriting my new album. I wanted to release it last year, but I put it off because I couldn’t tour. I thought: I’ll have another go at it, improve it. The writing part is difficult because I work best under pressure and there’s not much going on at the moment. But I’m getting there. And I’ve set up an online platform where I do livestreams and talk to fans. I really missed that; normally after a show, I stand around the merchandise for an hour or so, chatting with fans.’

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Do you still draw inspiration for your songs from within? You called your first two albums ‘therapy EPs’. ‘I do. Writing music has always been a form of therapy for me. It’s a chance to channel my thoughts. Even now, I try to immerse myself in subjects that interest me, like dreams and insomnia. I’m doing lots of nerdy reading on the

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he should have been giving her first performance at TivoliVredenburg in February, in the city she’s been living for the past two years. But you’ve guessed it… the pandemic. She performed her new show Huidhonger (Craving Skin Contact) perhaps four times. ‘Devastating, obviously,’ says Lakshmi Swami Persaud from her living room via Zoom. ‘But I’m over it now. It is what it is. I’m a fighter.’

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subject, about how your subconscious works. I sometimes have weeks when I just can’t sleep. I turn this into something positive by studying it and using it for my music and lyrics.’ The first single on your latest album, Lullaby, is very personal. ‘Yes, I wrote it when I was bending over backwards, losing myself, to get the attention of a certain person. I even modified my breathing to match this person’s. But why am I so desperate for one person’s approval? That’s what this track is about. It’s a bit scary bringing this out into the open: I’m fine talking on stage, but saying something personal like this in the media is something else again. I’m always much too honest, ha-ha.’ To what extent does your music define you? ‘A lot. I don’t think I’d necessarily be a cheerful person without my music. I haven’t always been happy and open; I was very shy as a child. Music was my safe space. It gave me confidence in myself, in the other people and in the world. I didn’t know how I’d go about it, but I knew that music had to be my future. Getting this far has been a mega process, and it feels to have gone very, very slowly.’ Slowly? You were in the final of the ‘Grote Prijs van Nederland’ in your second year at college. ‘You’re right, that was fast. But my

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personal development was much slower. In those days, I was having panic attacks on stage because I didn’t know who I was. I bluffed my way through it. It took me a long time to work out where I stood, who I was and what I wanted. Did I want to rage at festivals or tell a story in theatres? I now have the answer: I want both, and I can have both! It may not sound logical, but all those people watching me on stage make me feel good and safe. It’s as if I’m untouchable.’ Were you making pop noir at the Herman Brood Academy? ‘Not at first. I started out in punk bands and that was just a case of the louder


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the better. The pop noir began when I started writing music on the piano. This can be loud too, but it has more layers. I’ve listened to classical music since I was a child, mainly because I did ballet, but I’m also inspired by hardcore punk. Anything I listen to has to have meaning and emotion. I can’t just listen to a dance hit if it isn’t basically a good song too.’ You moved to Utrecht two years ago. What brought you here? ‘I loved Utrecht while I was studying here. My brother lives here and I know a few people – but not so many that I’m always tempted to go out. It really feels like my city.’

‘ANYTHING I LISTEN TO HAS TO HAVE MEANING AND EMOTION’ So what dreams do you have now? ‘I’d love to play the Ziggo Dome. And work with foreign artists and producers, go abroad more. I’d already taken a few steps in this direction when the pandemic started. Belgium is an interesting country; they have a more alternative music scene there. And I hope that every new album is better than the last, so that I can keep being proud of myself.’ lakshmimusic.com


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BUURTCAMPING

How do you fancy putting up your tent in town alongside (other) locals? The managers of De Buurtcamping Utrecht are doing their best to ensure that anyone who wants to, can spend a weekend in midJuly in a tent in one of the following Utrecht parks: Noordse Park, Majellapark, Park de Gagel, Griftpark, Park Transwijk, Hoge Woerd, Park de Koppel, Tolsteeg Rotsoord. Just imagine: a grass field covered in brightly coloured tents, with cosy campfires, good food, music and all the time in the world to meet people. > 16, 17 and 18 July, various parks in Utrecht debuurtcamping.nl/stad/utrecht

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DE PARADE

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Good news! De Parade has found an ingenious way of organising its touring theatre festival at a 1.5-metre distance. They are erecting four huge theatre tents in Moreelsepark for the public to enjoy two theatre shows and a drink and a bite to eat. You can choose between a dinner deal or a late night deal (or both if you’re planning on an extended stay!) The deals last 2.5 hours. There’s a different programme in each theatre tent, and the programmes change every few days. So that’s a total of 32 different shows for you to enjoy. > 23 July until 8 August, Moreelsepark deparade.nl

POP-UP DINING

Photography Denys Nevozhai/unsplash, Lenka de Hoogh, Chip Yuen, Sofie Simao

DE MAALTUIN & STERKWATER The concept of these travelling restaurants? A combination of excellent dining, enthralling stories and wonderful locations all rolled into one! The travelling restaurants are small-scale and completely COVID-proof, but be sure to book well in advance! Between 7 July and 1 August, you can dine with De Maaltuin at the former Soesterberg Airbase, which is now a nature reserve and home to countless species of rare plants, birds and insects. And from 20 August onwards, you can dine against the backdrop of the Utrecht Botanic Gardens. SterkWater will open its pop-up restaurant in special places along the water defence lines as part of the Ode to the Dutch Water Lines. This defence line was originally designed to protect the Western Netherlands from enemy attack from the south and east. As from 5 August, you can dine in the Province of Utrecht’s largest fort on the New Dutch Waterline: Fort bij Rijnauwen. > various dates in July and August demaaltuin.nl sterkwater.nl


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Movie night GOING TO THE GOOD OLD CINEMA OR MOVIE THEATRE IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA, BUT THIS SUMMER ALSO PROVIDES YOU WITH PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH FILMS ON UNIQUE LOCATIONS IN TOWN.

Filmtour

On 10 July, you can watch The Biggest Little Farm under the stars on Domplein. In 2011, filmmaker John Chester and his wife Molly leave their work and city life behind to make their dream come true: trying to turn a piece of land just outside Los Angeles into a unique farm with a thriving, self-regulating ecosystem. This film documents their journey, and especially focuses on how hard it is to keep a farm running and all of the hardships, sadness and anger they face, but also the happy, beautiful moments and the relationships they build. An ode to idealism, to the endless complexity of nature and to the cycle of life. > 10 July, Domplein filmtour.nl

CineZomer

Hoogt on Tour will be screening films at De Nijverheid, most with English subtitles. Buladó on 22 July tells the magical-realistic and heart-warming story of a small family in the countryside of Cura ao. A few hours later you can watch the surreal romantic comedy Strawberry Mansion, set in a future where the government taxes dreams. A dream appraiser gets caught up in the dreams of an eccentric old lady who has spent her life avoiding taxes. On 5 August, it’s time for Take Me Somewhere Nice. On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But nothing goes as planned. On the same evening, you can watch Mandibules, the latest film by king of absurdism Quentin Dupieux (Deerskin). Jean-Gab and Manu, two simple-minded friends, discover a giant fly in the trunk of their car. It doesn’t take long before they come up with the bright idea of t​​ raining the beast, hoping to make tons of money with it. This French film has Dutch subtitles. On 19 August Babyteeth, a coming-of-age drama about a dying teenage girl who falls in love with a drug dealer, is on the programme. > 22 July, 5 and 19 August, De Nijverheid hoogt.nl


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Or try ROOFTOP CINEMA Pathé Utrecht Leidsche Rijn pathe.nl/rooftopcinema

OUTDOOR SCREENINGS IN BEAUTIFUL GREEN OASES Motel Opgedoekt opgedoekt.nl/ motelopgedoekt/

Online platform Picl

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful is a documentary about one of the most illustrious photographers of the 20th century. Rumour has it that he always carried handcuffs, chains and rope in the boot of his car for unexpected photo opportunities. The documentary goes into the background to Newton’s iconic photos by interspersing archive material with interviews. It features people including Grace Jones, Claudia Schiffer and Isabelle Rossellini, all of whom he photographed and all of whom were highly enthusiastic about his provocative portraits.

LHBTQI+ FILM FESTIVAL Queer Film Festival Utrecht qffu.nl

MOBILE OUTDOOR CINEMA Brommerbios RAUM raumutrecht.nl

Photography Helmut Newton

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BIG INSECTS This summer, dozens of metres-high, moving insects will descend on the park around Paleis Soestdijk, on the outskirts of the village of Soest. A photo exhibition featuring macrophotography of insects, a theatre show, a life-size insect hotel and a hands-on educational trail, will teach children (and adults) about the impact that humans have on the life of insects, and vice versa. > 14 July until 22 August, Paleis Soestdijk big-insects.com


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Scientist Jelle Reumer from Utrecht University studies fossils for a living. In this audio tour of the Utrecht University Museum, he shows you all kinds of fossils in unusual, often hidden places in the city centre. At every stop, Jelle will disclose some interesting facts, you’ll be able to do your own research and answer some quiz questions. Download the app (English or Dutch) on izi.travel/nl/0228-fossil-hunt-in-utrecht/en, charge your mobile and off you go on this 2.5-kilometre fossil hunt! > daily, starting point at the Utrecht University Museum umu.nl/museum-online/speurtocht-utrecht-gratis

Photography Big Insects, Lize Kraan, Thomas Lenden

CREATIVE WORKSHOP

FLOWER BOMB

Artist Jolanda Schouten takes you on a voyage of discovery through the garden on De Vrijstaat, and lets you be creative in her workshop. Paint your own water colour of flowers, join a tea ceremony in the tea garden, make a flower bomb and help to create the felt garden carpet. If the weather’s nice, you can go outside and do a bit of guerrilla gardening. > every Sunday between 12.00 and 17.00 (on request during the summer holiday), De Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl/activiteiten/exposities/flower-bomb

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The place to buy: The local delicatessen Strovaii 1 on Lijnmarkt sells freshly made rolls, or you can select your own luxury picnic from a range of cheeses, charcuterie, nuts and olives. There’s a stock of Dutch wines and ciders in the basement, and a wide range of locally brewed beers. Another option is the Locals Utrecht 2 shop on Vismarkt. The place to eat: Although Park Lepelenburg is just around the corner, on a warm summer’s day it might be better to walk in the opposite direction. Along the canal, a new jetty will be built this year, where you can sit back and watch the boats and canoes as they sail past.

Photography Juri Hiensch, Anne Hamers, iStock

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5× perfect picnics A WARM SUMMER’S DAY, A BEAUTIFUL SETTING, A BLANKET ON THE GRASS AND A HAMPER PACKED WITH DELICIOUS FOOD. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE PERFECT PICNIC. BUT WHERE CAN YOU BUY ALL THAT ‘DELICIOUS FOOD’? AND WHERE CAN YOU SPREAD OUT YOUR BLANKET TO EAT IT?


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5x perfect picnics UNKEMPT URBAN NATURE The place to buy: There are too many food shops to mention on Burgemeester Reigerstraat. For Italian cheese and charcuterie, olives, tapenades or a freshly made roll, go to Tutti a Tavola 3 . Hinkelman 4 sells soup, quiches, cakes and flans, and Juuls Hummus 5 is all about Levantine cuisine; you can buy hummus with all kinds of toppings. The place to eat: Wilhelminapark is within easy reach, but if you’re not into formal parks, it might be worth biking or walking to Park Bloeyendaal. Plenty of birds, butterflies and dragonflies will be accompanying you in this lovely piece of unkempt urban nature.

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DEER PARK The place to buy: You’ll find fresh cheeses, organic charcuterie, bread and a wide range of other organic products at Morty’s Kaas en Delicatessen 6 on Kanaalstraat. If your picnic basket isn’t quite full after visiting Morty’s, this street has plenty more food shops, such as Turkish bakers, Persepolis market 7 and patisserie Ayintap 8 . The place to eat: There’s a small park on the outskirts of the Lombok neighbourhood, next to Molen de Ster. But if you follow the water for a bit, you’ll find plenty of secluded spots to enjoy your picnic. For example, there’s a jetty near the Abel Tasman bridge, and a bench with a fabulous view across the water on Billitonkade. Park Oog in Al on the opposite bank is another good picnic spot, with the added attraction of a glimpse of the deer in the deer park.


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The place to buy: Leckerick 9 on Händelstraat has all the ingredients for a tempting platter brimming with tasty snacks: from Brandt & Levie dry-cured sausages and nuts, to Dutch and foreign cheeses. If you can’t be bothered to select your own ingredients, order the standard platter (starts at 4 people). The place to eat: Bike or walk to the Amsterdam-Rijn canal. Head for the most northerly point of the Oog in Al neighbourhood, at the confluence of the Amsterdam-Rijn and the Merwede canal, and find yourself a nice spot on the grass. When you’ve had enough to eat, drop into the terrace of SOIA to watch the setting sun while sipping a nice glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail.

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The place to buy: There’s no shortage of good take-aways on Amsterdamsestraatweg, but don’t forget to visit the Familie van Rijk 10 delicatessen to choose your cheese, nuts, charcuterie, pastries, olives and other delicious snacks, fresh bread or a freshly made roll. They also stock craft beers and special wines for every occasion. The place to eat: Just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find Julianapark, where you’ll probably be joined by a few happy hens on your picnic blanket. The animal enclosure in this park is home to deer, swans, goats, peacocks, pigeons, guineafowl, sheep, ducks and alpacas! Alternatively, find a spot along the River Vecht, on Vechtplantsoen opposite the J.M. de Muinck Keizer bridge, for example. Or walk to Vechtdijk on the opposite bank.


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Photography Abe Jonker

THE FORTS OF THE DUTCH WATER LINES ARE THE PLACES TO BE THIS SUMMER. MANY OF THEM ARE ON ‘ISLANDS’, WHERE THE PUBLIC WAS BANNED FOR MANY YEARS SO THAT NATURE COULD TAKE ITS COURSE. THE BIODIVERSITY IS NOW FLOURISHING.

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FORT RUIGENHOEK At Fort Ruigenhoek, in the polder area just north of Utrecht, you can join the ranger for a twilight safari. Stroll over hills, along the water, through trenches and shelters to follow the tracks of the twilight animals, such as the badger and aquatic animals. And end with a pit stop under the starry sky. > 9 and 23 July, 19 August

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fort safari FROM 27 JUNE, YOU CAN GO ON A FORT SAFARI WITH A FOREST RANGER TO LEARN ABOUT THE UNIQUE LICHENS, TINY INSECTS, BATS AND BREEDING BIRDS THAT LIVE THERE. YOU CAN DO THIS ON FOOT, BY BIKE OR IN A CANOE.

Ode to the Dutch Water Lines 2021 revolves around an Ode to the Dutch landscape. The Dutch Water Lines are a big feature of this special year, with organised fort safaris, bike routes, walks, pop-up restaurants and art events. For more information, go to: odeaandehollandsewaterlinies.nl

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FORT TIENHOVEN Paddling to an uninhabited island with a fortress ruin: it doesn’t get any rougher! The ranger will take you to Fort Tienhoven and the surrounding area by canoe. After a picnic on the island you go in search of what lives, grows and flourishes here. And that’s plenty, as the fort and the surrounding nature has been left to the whims of nature. > dates to be announced


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FORT BIJ RIJNAUWEN

ARMED WITH A DETECTOR YOU WILL SET OUT TO TRACK THE BATS DOWN

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What could be more magical than visiting an ancient fortress at dusk? A fortress with bats, of course! Large groups of bats live at Fort bij Rijnauwen. Together with the ranger and armed with a bat detector you will set out to track them down, hear them, see them and learn to recognise the various species. > 21 August, 9 and 17 September


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SOIA

Maybe the best known and the most popular outside bar in the town, SOIA has earned its status by being always busy, buzzing and vibrant. On warm summer days - which we are always hoping for, especially after a rainy spring - the AmsterdamRijnkanaal and the bar offer the best cooling down. They are planning a lot this summer, to make up for King’s day and fill up the festival gap. You can even do some yoga to relax after all this. And even if you’re not up for the party crowd, you can still enjoy the subtle wilderness of the AmsterdamRijnkanaal in the mornings or further from the bar on your blanket. > Kanaalweg 199 soia.nl


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hangouts

Photography Strand Oog in Al/Tim Buiting

By Anita Nánási

EAT & DRINK

AFTER A WAY-TOO-LONG LOCKDOWN AND A NOT-SO-SUNNY SPRING, IT’S TIME TO GO OUTSIDE AND ENJOY WHAT WAS A FORBIDDEN FRUIT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS: THE TERRACES OF OUR FAVOURITE BARS! WE GATHERED HANGOUTS ALL OVER THE CITY.


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THE COOL SCHOOL CANTEEN

DE BIERKANTINE Not far from the city but far enough from the usual crowd, De Bierkantine opened its terrace and kitchen. Their specialty lies in local beer with matching food, as the guys Pieter-Bas, Lawrence and Peter - are great fans of Utrecht’s breweries and a good BBQ. The vibe of the bar brings back memories of the cool school canteen. An accurate memory, as the space served as an actual office canteen before. Classical rock and arcade games are providing that festival feeling we’ve all been missing like crazy. > Ravellaan 96 debierkantine.com

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FORT AAN DE KLOP

With not just a restaurant but a whole event centre, Fort aan de Klop offers a small ‘uitje’ as the Dutch say. In the shadow of the fort and in the middle of nature you can appreciate a nice meal while planning a yoga session for later that day. Or with the small holiday houses and camp site Overvecht can become the centre of our stay-inlandvacation.

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KAFFEETARIA

Photography Tess Fluit, Reggy van Liempd

South

> Saffierlaan 10 kaffeetaria.nl

EAT & DRINK

> 1e Polderweg 4 fortaandeklop.com

Life in the building of an elderly home changed when students were allowed to move in. This is how Kaffeetaria opened up for the public and invites old and young to drink a cup of specialty coffee together. It’s not only the coffee, but also the vibrant atmosphere, the pastel tones, huge green plants and loads of creativity that keeps the place alive. Surprise gatherings, knitting clubs or cosy concerts...the Kaffeetaria team is always on the move!


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DE KWEKERIJ

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The huge terrace of De Kwekerij is completely COVID-19-proof with more than enough space to keep your distance to the people around you. Once you’ve found the perfect place to sit back and relax, you can start enjoying the creative selection of food and drinks. > Burgemeester Fockema Andreaelaan 13 dekwekerijutrecht.nl

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NOEN

Close to the Wilhelminapark and under old trees, Noen invites people from the neighbourhood to leave their stress behind, sit down and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. During winter they offered warm soup and mulled wine, in the summer their cake and fresh juice repertoire is crowning everyone’s day. > Jan van Scorelstraat 8 noen-utrecht.nl

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CAFÉ WOUT

This café, located in creative hotspot LOU Oudenoord, uses ‘culinary comfort food’ to describe its dishes. You can eat it while enjoying the art made by the people of LOU, or sit down on the outdoor terrace in the lovely courtyard. > Oudenoord 330 wout.online

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STAY IN TOWN

ROOST AAN DE SINGEL

> Paardenveld 1 roostaandesingel.nl

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Even by just looking at this place from the other side of the canal, it feels like you’re out on a picnic. Yet Roost aan de Singel is on a very convenient, chill ‘island’ in the heart of the city. It’s an excellent stop to grab a bite when you’re on a boat or canoe. It’s sunny till late in the evening, so sunglasses and sunscreen are a must. The beers and bites as well, so if you’re feeling peckish you can always swap your blanket in the grass for a table and chairs.


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LAURA FROM FRANCE

THE WARM TONES OF INDIAN SUMMER WELCOME YOU WHEN YOU SET FOOT IN LAURA ESSAYIE’S ATELIER. DURING A 4-MONTH-LONG JEWELLER INTERNSHIP IN ROTTERDAM, LAURA FELL FOR THE PURE CALMNESS OF UTRECHT AND THE CHARM OF A DUTCH GENTLEMAN. SHE NOW WORKS AS AN INDEPENDENT JEWELLER AND ALSO TEACHES THOSE WHO CRAVE CREATIVITY HOW TO MAKE APPEALING ACCESSORIES. By Anita Nánási

‘When I started my own jewellery collection, we moved back to Paris for one and half years. Because I’m an independent jeweller, I need to have a customer base, which I built there. But we realised that the big city was not for us anymore. Paris is really busy, noisy and stressful. People have no time, days are very long and life is very expensive. We like to take time to relax. In The Netherlands, people are more relaxed and have more me-time. I really like that Utrecht is small. You can be in the city to meet friends in no time, or hop on your bike and be in nature.’

CHALLENGING ‘Starting my mini company was not so difficult. I got a lot of help from my boyfriend who’s a more experienced freelancer. It’s still a bit stressful when you don’t speak the language. Also, the administration can be challenging. Arranging that according to the rules is a bit of a blur at first. Though I find it very convenient that you can do everything online, that you can get an appointment quickly and that the administration can be done in English.’


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Laura’s favourites WAY TOO EARLY ‘I found it surprising that Dutch people eat so early. Some people have dinner at 5, while I used to eat at 8. It’s such a contrast: in France having dinner is really pleasurable. It might take an hour, or two to three hours when you have friends over. Here, dinner is just a thing you have to do in your day, before doing something else like working out or going to a sewing class. Dinner is just a moment to gain some energy for doing something else after. You don’t really have this cosiness of the southern countries.’

DUTCH ON THE MOVE

Photography Juri Hiensch, Wouter Jansen, Stephanie Versteeg

‘I have a feeling that anywhere you go on the planet, you will find the Dutch. They just have this desire to travel and be a bit uncomfortable. Lots of Dutch people criticise their own habits - that they do the same every day and everything is monotonous and comfortable. But they like to travel only with a backpack or a camper, while the French enjoy their luxury. The French just want to rest when they are on holiday. It’s a funny contrast.’

‘I HAVE A FEELING THAT ANYWHERE YOU GO ON THE PLANET, YOU WILL FIND THE DUTCH’ In collaboration with the International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region (IWCUR). For practical information about what this ‘expat’ centre can do for you and when it is open, check page 63 of this magazine or go to welcome.utrechtregion.com

LAURA ESSAYIE JEWELLERY ‘When making a jewel, I like to start with one wire. It’s like a small sculpture. My inspiration comes from walking the streets. It can be anything: a bike rack, a bench, the urban furniture, some curves of a buidling... to me, they already are a jewel in itself. These images later evolve into something.’ lauraessayie.com ART DECO ‘At Louis Hartlooper Complex, it’s lovely that there’s someone at the beginning of the movie who tells you a story. It’s like a better version of your living room. And the radiates a soft, old fashioned feeling with all of its art deco.’ FRIENDLY Persepolis on Kanaalstraat is my absolute favourite shop for food. I can find anything I want there. The range of products is very wide and the people are really friendly. SEASONAL AND LOCAL ‘We can buy tomatoes all year round, but farming them is intensive and demanding on the planet. That’s why I’m trying to rediscover and buy seasonal, locally produced food. De Groentenakker offers just that.’

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It’s not safe, but people do it anyway: jump into the canal on a hot summer’s day to cool off. In the 1970s, they did this in the canal opposite this playing field on Cervanteslaan, at the place where the Amsterdam-Rijn canal branches off from the Merwede canal. In the background, you can see the Vleutensebrug, an arched steel bridge that you could walk, bike or drive over to get to what is now the Leidsche Rijn district. In 2007, the bridge was replaced by a bigger, newer version known locally as ‘the yellow bridge’. > In collaboration with Het Utrechts Archief. Visit them at Hamburgerstraat 38 hetutrechtsarchief.nl/english

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Come play outside STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT WILL BE PLAYING OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER. IN A PAVILION IN FRONT OF THE THEATRE ON THE LUCASBOLWERK, YOU CAN ENJOY PERFORMANCES, PREMIER LEAGUE BEACH VOLLEYBALL MATCHES AND ENJOY THE VIEWS FROM THE GRANDSTAND WITH TERRACE FROM 3 TO 18 JULY. DURING THE FIRST WEEK, THE SAND ARENA WILL BE USED BY SPORTWORX BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS. A WEEK LATER, FROM 12 TO 18 JULY, THERE WILL BE MUSIC, CABARET AND (YOUTH) THEATRE PERFORMANCES IN THE EVENINGS AND DURING THE DAY IN WEEKENDS. SPORTS EVENT

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

CABARET & OPERA

THEATRE IN THE SAND From 12 to 18 July, there will be a theatre performing every evening, and every afternoon during the weekend. For example, singer Ellen ten Damme presents musical highlights during a performance that was especially made for this occasion. The Dutch Reisopera performs the cheerful and melancholy opera Magalone & Peter. Comedian Andries Tunru presents a sand edition of Laughing with a full mouth. And during the weekend, the Utrecht company Rake Klappen will play its kids performance Coup Coup, Bye Bye (6+) in the sand. Visit ssbu.nl for more information and to book your tickets. This may become a Test for Access (Testen voor Toegang) event. We will keep you informed.

Photography Annina Romita, Jesse Nortier, Danny Ellinger

‘The Outdoor Games’ will start on 3 July with a tournament of the Eredivisie Beach, the highest Dutch beach volleyball competition for men and women. The Eredivisie Beach consists of ten tournaments in city centres and at other beach volleyball events throughout the Netherlands. In the week that follows, the arena is used by sports clubs and schools. During the day, visitors can put their feet in the sand, or enjoy the view from the panoramic terrace.


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Using Frank Zappa’s extensive private archive and with the help of more than 10,000 Zappa fans, Alex Winter created a striking portrait of the brilliant musician and composer from over a thousand hours of material. ‘I want to tell Frank’s story without making a biopic; to make a music doc without making a music doc. And I think that’s just how Frank would have wanted it.’

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All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information.

July

1 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE NIJVERHEID > EKKO presents: Teddy’s Hit [20:00 and 21:30] This trio from Amsterdam released debut album ‘Painters’ at the end of January. The trio is influenced by indie music from the nineties. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Waltzburg [20:45] Indie pop that is somewhere between Kevin Morby and Vampire Weekend. The world of Waltzburg consists of layered and energetic songs, with lyrics that are full of contradictions and question everyday life.

2 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Polyphony on the Kalverstraat [20:15] The brand new ensemble Capella Sacelli brings a sparkling polyphony by Josquin Xxxx des Prez, Pierre de la Rue and contemporaries, as it must have sounded in the Mirakelkapel on Kalverstraat. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Hang Youth [20:00 and 21:00] A raging punk fury: this band plays twelve songs in just seven minutes. DUMSTAD > UJazz local club concert: Trio Q-Leap [20:30] This jazz trio Xx consists of pianist Albert van Veenendaal, clarinettist Steven Kamperman and violinist Oene van Geel. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MEAU [20:30] Expect Dutch indie pop with warm guitar sounds and catchy melody lines from this local artist. She celebrates the release of her debut EP ‘Kalmte’. Lyrics in Dutch. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Matteo

Myderwyk: Electronic (Duo) [20:45] Artist in residence Myderwyk was trained as a classical pianist, but has been exploring the boundaries of piano music by mixing in free-jazz,

neoclassical and electronics. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city. In two hours, they will tell you about the history and hidden gems of Utrecht and provide you with insider tips.

3 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Rachmaninov Vespers [20:15] The singers of Musica Vocale bring Rachmaninov’s beautiful penetrating ‘Vespers’, a highlight in Russian choral music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Hang Youth [20:00 and 21:00] A raging punk fury: this band plays twelve songs in just seven minutes. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MAKAS [20:00] Since 2015, the Anatolian rock band MAKAS has conquered many hearts of psychedelic and Anatolian rock lovers in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain and Turkey. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > EKKO &

TivoliVredenburg present: Robin Kester [20:30] Dreamy folk pop with hints of electronica, vintage synths and an antique vibraphone. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] The guides show you the most beautiful spots of the historic centre. Book the tour (kids/U-pas €4/adults €8, 1½ hour) in advance.

4 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Laurens de Man will perform. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] An afternoon of live jazz music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Stef Kamil Carlens [20:00] Stef Kamil Carlens is the founder of dEUS and Zita Swoon. He made hos return to the music scene as a solo artist with his first solo album ‘Stuck In The Status Quo’. In 2019 the successor ‘Making Sense Of Infinity’ was released. When performing solo, he sometimes plays up to seven instruments at the same time.

5 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer carillon concerts from the Dom Tower

[20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Malgosia Fiebig.

7 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] In the heart of Utrecht you will find the best kept jazz secret in the city: the jazz cellar of De Kargadoor. The wharf cellar on Oudegracht will be transformed into a real jazz café in which the focus will be on improvisation.

9 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DUMSTAD > UJazz local club concert: Free the Voices [20:30] Anna Serierse, Marit van Der Lei and Sanne Rambags have been singing together in a special collaboration since 2016. They now perform the show ‘De Ontspoking’ in various theatres. DB’S > Kieff [20:45] One of the most original garage pop bands of today. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

10 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, Dom-organist Jan Hage will perform. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Kik [17:00 and 21:00] Semi-acoustic show in which this Dutch band will play national and international classics. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Arifa [20:00] This quartet builds a musical bridge between East and West. Ancient musical traditions from the Middle East and the Balkans are mixed with jazz and contemporary improvised music. The group is based in Amsterdam, but the spirit of the quartet is truly international. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

11 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 4.


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12 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer

carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in summer, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Janno den Engelsman.

16 Friday GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

17 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Sander van den Houten from The Hague will perform. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fr 2.

18 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 4.

GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

25 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Tim Knol [15:00, 17:00 and 19:45] Solo acoustic show by Dutch singer-songwriter Tim Knol. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 4.

26 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer

carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Gijsbert Kok.

28 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Vunzige

Deuntjes: Bizzey [19:00 and 21:00] Vibe at a table and/or on a comfy seat with the smooth tunes of Bizzey and the DJs of Vunzige Deuntjes. The dress code is marble white.

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30 Friday

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GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

21 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 7.

23 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Powersolo [21:45] Danish garage, punk and blues trio. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 2.

24 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Sietze de Vries from Groningen will perform.

31 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Toon Hagen from Apeldoorn will perform. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals [19:45] American thrash metal band Pantera is one of the most influential metal bands of the nineties, partly thanks to frontman Philip H. Anselmo. After joining Pantera in 1986, the band’s music got a lot heavier, leading to three legendary albums in a row: Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992) and Far Beyond Driven (1994). Pantera quit in 2003, but with his band The Illegals, Anselmo is now bringing Pantera’s best work back to life. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fr 2.

August

1 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] An afternoon of live jazz music. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city. In two hours, they will tell you about the history and hidden gems of Utrecht and provide you with insider tips on where to go next. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] The guides show you the most beautiful spots of the historic centre. Book the tour (kids/U-pas €4/adults €8, 1½ hour) in advance.

2 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN >

Summer carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Arie Abbenes.

4 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Boris Acket

& Vincent Rang (Live A/V) [21:00] Ambient and other electronic textures accompanied by a visual spectacle.

5 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sum 41 [19:45] Canadian rock band Sum 41 shot to fame in 2001 with debut album ‘All Killer No Filler’. They’ve always stayed true to their roots: pop punk of the early noughties.

6 Friday GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

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carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Listen to a summer carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Tommy van Doorn.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, former Dom-organist Jan Jansen will perform. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ SLOTTUIN ZEIST > TivoliVredenburg,

8 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 1. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 1.

9 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer

carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Bernard Winsemius.

10 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ SLOTTUIN ZEIST > TivoliVredenburg,

Slot Zeist & De Peppel present: Maan [20:30] Open air concert by the successful Dutch singer Maan, who won the Voice of Holland competition only three years ago.

11 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] In the heart of Utrecht you will find the best kept jazz secret in the city: the jazz cellar of De Kargadoor. The wharf cellar on Oudegracht will be transformed into a real jazz café in which te focus will be on improvisation. SLOTTUIN ZEIST > TivoliVredenburg,

Slot Zeist & De Peppel present: Iris Hond plays Einaudi [20:30] Dutch pianist Iris Hond will give an open air show with a programme that is entirely devoted to Einaudi.

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information.

Slot Zeist & De Peppel present: Candy Dulfer [20:30] World famous Dutch saxophone player is bringing her Summer Funk Tour to the open air stage of Slot Zeist. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Artist in Residence: Thomas Azier [20:30] Dutch composer, producer, singer and performer. His first three albums are ‘Hylas’, ‘Rouge’ and ‘Stray’. The latest, ‘Love, Disorderly’, was released in June 2020.

13 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ SLOTTUIN ZEIST > TivoliVredenburg,

Slot Zeist & De Peppel present: Thomas Azier [20:30] Dutch composer, producer, singer and performer. His latest album ‘Love, Disorderly’, was released in June 2020. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

14 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Gerwin Hoekstra from Leeuwarden will perform. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Artist in

Residence: Thomas Azier [20:30] Dutch composer, producer, singer and performer. His first three albums are ‘Hylas’, ‘Rouge’ and ‘Stray’. The latest, ‘Love, Disorderly’, was released in June 2020. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

15 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 1. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Artist in

Residence: Thomas Azier [20:30] Dutch composer, producer, singer and performer. His first three albums are ‘Hylas’, ‘Rouge’ and ‘Stray’. The latest, ‘Love, Disorderly’, was released in June 2020. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 1.

16 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer

carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Gideon Bodden.

20 Friday GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

21 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, Dom-organist Jan Hage will perform. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Belcea Quartet [18:45 and 21:00] The quartet receives constant critical acclaim. On the programme tonight are Polish influences from Szymanowsky and Brahms’ string quartet, composed with a view of the Bavarian Alps. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

22 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 1. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 1.

23 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC ON AND AROUND DOMPLEIN > Summer carillon concerts from the Dom Tower [20:00] Every Monday evening in July and August, you can listen to a carillon concert from the Dom Tower by city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig and various carillonneurs. This time: Malgosia Fiebig & friends.

25 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 4.

26 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > I Am Oak [20:30] Alt folk band from Utrecht.

27 Friday GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.


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28 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. This time, organist Pieter van Dijk from Alkmaar will perform. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1.

29 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 1. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Sun 1. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht

guided walking tour [14:00] See Sun 1.

Kids

EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES MIFFY MUSEUM > Step into the world

afternoon in May and Jun > Sun on Sunday Do you fancy watching a star during the day? In clear weather you can study the sun with your own eyes. The largest solar telescope in the Netherlands will then be aimed at the sun. In clear weather you can see the sunspots and gas clouds on the solar surface. DE VRIJSTAAT > Flower Power [until 28 Nov every Sunday and in school holidays between 12:00 and 17:00] In the Flower Power exhibition we zoom in on the power of nature, together with artist Jolanda Schouten. You can imagine you’re in a flower garden between her large paintings, go on a journey through time with scents in the Fragrance Lab and try to capture nature yourself with your brush in the Garden Studio. Weather permitting, you will conquer the outdoor space by means of Guerrilla Gardening. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM > Fossil Hunt Downlaod the app and go on a fossil hunt! In this audio tour scientist Jelle Reumer shows you all kinds of fossils in unusual, often hidden places in the city centre. At every stop, he will disclose some interesting facts, you’ll be able to do your own research and answer some quiz questions. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ONLINE > Become a real researcher! The Online Museum of the University Museum Utrecht offers the possibility to start research at home. Check umu. nl/museum-online.

Movies

CHECK THE WEBSITES OF THE MOVIE THEATRES FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE FILM PROGRAMME. HOOGT ON TOUR > hoogt.nl LOUIS HARTLOOPER COMPLEX >

hartlooper.nl/en SPRINGHAVER > springhaver.nl/en FILMTOUR AT DOMPLEIN 10 JUL > The Biggest Little Farm [20:30] Film maker John Chester and his wife Molly leave their work and city life behind to make their dream come true: trying to turn a piece of land just outside Los Angeles into a unique farm ith a thriving, self-regulating ecosystem. This film documents their journey. HOOGT ON TOUR AT CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE 1 JUL > Previously Unreleased: Sin Señas Particulares [time tba] A mother travels across Mexico in search for her son whom authorities say died while trying to cross the borders into the United States. Spoken in Spanish and English, subtitles in Dutch. 8 JUL > Previously Unreleased: Once in Trubchevsk [time tba] A married truck driver has an affair with the seductive Anna, who is also married. How do they keep their relationship a secret in a town where the walls have ears? Spoken in Russian, subtitles in English and Dutch. HOOGT ON TOUR AT DE NIJVERHEID 22 JUL > CineZomer: Buladó [19:00] Loving, magical-realistic family drama on Curaçao. The wayward Kenza (11) threatens to get entangled in the clashing ways of life of her rational father and spiritual grandfather. Spoken in Papiamento, subtitles in English. 22 JUL > CineZomer: Strawberry Mansion [21:30] This surreal romantic comedy is set in a future where the government taxes dreams. A dream appraiser gets caught up in the dreams of an eccentric old lady who has spent her life avoiding taxes. Spoken in English, subtitles in Dutch. 5 AUG > CineZomer: Take Me Somewhere Nice [19:00] Alma leaves

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of Miffy and her friends [permanent] Ten rooms, each dedicated to a different subject, invite young children to discover the world around them step by step. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD > ArcheoHotspot [permanent] Archaeology comes to life in Museum Hoge Woerd. Contribute to the ongoing research by helping the (voluntary) archaeologists. RAILWAY MUSEUM > eduTRAINer (all ages) [permanent] The EduTRAINers are on hand every day to tell you all about our trains, the turntable, signal box and train dispatch centre. Keep an eye out for them; you can recognise them by their vests covered in railway buttons and insignias. RAILWAY MUSEUM > Tech lab (4+) [permanent] How do electric trains get their power? Why can pigeons sit on overhead wires without getting electrocuted? What keeps trains from derailing all the time and how do train brakes work, anyway? This practical learning lab has answers to all these questions.

RAILWAY MUSEUM > Trial by fire (12+) [permanent] A tour that ends with a real trial by fire. Do you dare? Narrator Rutger Hauer guides you on a journey through railway history. Experience what it was like to be an engine driver in the old days. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Bringing far away close by Climb the stairs to the observatory and wonder at the starry heavens. Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather in one of our exhibitions, tours or lectures. Or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Every Sunday

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58 MAG Utrecht — Jul/Aug 2021 All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. her home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she has never met. But nothing goes as planned. With English subtitles. 5 AUG > CineZomer: Mandibules [21:30] Jean-Gab and Manu, two simple-minded friends, discover a giant fly in the trunk of their car. It doesn’t take long before they come up with the bright idea of training ​​ the beast, hoping to make tons of money with it. Spoken in French, subtitles in Dutch. 19 AUG > CineZomer: Babyteeth [19:00] Milla, a seriously ill teenager, falls in love with a drug dealer, Moses, her parents’ worst nightmare. Spoken in English. LOUIS HARTLOOPER COMPLEX/ SPRINGHAVER FROM 17 JUN > Zappa [time tba] An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa. FROM 24 JUN > Mandibules [time tba] Jean-Gab and Manu, two simpleminded friends, discover a giant fly in the trunk of their car. It doesn’t take long before they come up with the bright idea of ​​training the beast, hoping to make tons of money with it. Spoken in French, subtitles in Dutch.

Festivals & Events

CULTURE TERRACE – JUL & AUG DE NIJVERHEID > [various times] Pick a spot on the artistic outdoor terrace Culture Terrace between the works of art, and watch a full programme of podium art, exhibitions and film screenings with a drink and a bite to eat. INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – 1 - 4 JUL TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [various times] Lots of musicians will head to Utrecht to treat you to chamber music in all its glory, from performances for toddlers to concerts for the whole family.

UTRECHT SUMMER SCHOOL – 5 JUL - 27 AUG UTRECHT SCIENCE PARK & OTHER PLACES > [various times] Various pop-up events with programmes for students, migrants, staff and alumni that will take you from the past to the present. Discover parts of the city that you have not seen before and learn to look at them from a different angle. ART MARKET – 10 JUL MOLEN DE STER > [11:00-17:00] Are you looking for a unique work of art, a nice statue for the garden or a beautiful piece of jewellery? Shop at this lively art market, where ermerging and etablished local artists sell their work. After you made your purchases, there is an perfect opportunity to enjoy a drink and a snack at the Molencafé. DE PARADE – 23 JUL - 8 AUG MOREELSEPARK > [various times] A touring theatre festival at a 1.5-metre distance. Four huge theatre tents are erected in Moreelsepark for the public to enjoy two theatre shows and a drink and a bite to eat. The ‘Parade-packages’ need to be booked in advance. THEATRE IN THE SAND – 12 - 18 JULY STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > [various times] A beach volleyball pitch will be transformed into a stage where you can sit with your toes in the sand in the evening watching and listening to theatre, stand-up and musical performances. The Dutch singer Ellen ten Damme will take to the sand stage, for example, and the Dutch Travelling Opera Company will perform ‘Magalone & Peter’. DE BUURTCAMPING – 16 - 18 JUL VARIOUS PARKS > [various times] Spend a weekend in a tent in one of the following Utrecht parks: Noordse Park, Majellapark, Park de Gagel, Griftpark, Park Transwijk, Hoge Woerd, Park de Koppel, Tolsteeg Rotsoord. ONLINE PREMIÈRE: USCANTORIJ – 19 - 26 JUL LOCATION TBA > [various times] The young choristers of the USCantorij sing a diverse programme, performed on a special location in Utrecht. Check www.uscantorij.nl for more information. BIG INSECTS – 14 JUL - 22 AUG PALEIS SOESTDIJK (SOEST) > [various times] Dozens of metres-high, moving insects will descend on the park around the palace. A photo exhibition featuring macrophotography of insects, a theatre show, a life-size insect hotel and a hands-on educational trail, will teach children (and adults) about the impact that

humans have on the life of insects, and vice versa. QUEER FILM FESTIVAL UTRECHT – 20 - 29 AUG VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Showing more than 20 films with special, important and beautiful LGBTIQ+ stories on indoor and outdoor locations in all districts of the city. There also is an additional fringe programme with spoken word, music and dialogue. FESTIVAL STRAND – 27 AND 28 AUG HAARRIJNSE PLAS > [time tba] Live music festival. On Friday, you can enjoy the tunes from the nineties and zeroes with Mental Theo, Paul Elstak, 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor, Jody Bernal, The Party Animals and others. On Saturday, BLØF, Clouseau, Son Mieux, The Dirty Daddies, Wulf, Splendid and others will perform.

Exhibitions & Museums

BAK UNTIL 1 AUG > Fragments of Repair Artist Kader Attia and decolonial forum La Colonie from Paris put forward the idea of ​​‘decolonial repair’. For Attia, this is a tactic to highlight the global urgency of collective mental health, in a world injured by the Covid-19 pandemic. CENTRAAL MUSEUM FROM 3 JUL > Joost van Bleiswijk: Reconnect This exhibition shows the Dutch designer’s oeuvre on the basis of four themes in his work: No Screw No Glue, Sketch, Ripped and Teared and Proto-Punk. His work is combined with modern and contemporary art that he himself selected from the Centraal Museum collection, including work by Charley Toorop, Theo van Doesburg, Dick Bruna and Jan Schoonhoven. In the spaces he designed himself, surrounded by music, you’ll imagine yourself in Bleiswijk’s world. UNTIL 4 JUL > Utrecht Lokaal: Natalia Ossef The work of Natalia Ossef (1983) is characterized by the tension between history and current events, between the individual and the collective. In her early collages


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Churches Discover the hidden treasures of the Dom Church with an English audio tour. DOM TOWER PERMANENT > Tour of the Dom Climb the steps of the Dom Tower and learn everything about its history. There’s also a lift that takes you to the top to admire the beautiful skyline of the city. DOMUNDER PERMANENT > Secrets of Domplein Discover 2,000 years of history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological findings, dating back to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight. EXBOOT MONDAYS TILL FRIDAYS > Monthly changing exhibitions of upcoming artists EXboot used to be a boat for window prostitution, in Utrecht formerly known as ‘het Zandpad’. Nowadays, it is transformed into an exhibition space for art, located at De Nijverheid. Every month the boat is filled with new art, performances, installations and other expressions made by upcoming talents. EXBUNKER SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND EVERY 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH > Monthly changing exhibitions of upcoming artists EXbunker used to be a bunker during World War II. Nowadays, it is an exhibition space for art. Every month the bunker is filled with new art, performances, installations and other expressions made by upcoming talents. DE HAAR CASTLE 1 JUL – 31 AUG > Visit De Haar Castle De Haar Castle is the biggest and most luxurious castle in The Netherlands. A visit will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century. IMPAKT UNTIL 15 AUG > Tabita Rezaire: Symbiose Immaculée Solo exhibition in collaboration with Centraal Museum. For her colourful video installations, Tabita Rezaire starts from the cross-pollination between scientific ideas, technology and spirituality. From the very beginning of her artistry she focused on decolonizing technology and the effects of technology on people, on identity, sexuality, health and spirituality. KUNSTLIEFDE UNTIL 4 JUL > Remnants of a Moment A new generation of photographers - Daan Russcher, Nathalie van Straten-Folkersma and Geertje

Brandeburg - explores the boundaries of photography in the digital era. FROM 10 JUL > Zomercollectie ’21 During the summer months, the gallery shows new or recent works by the artist members. A good opportunity to view the diverse range artists and perhaps buy a beautiful work of art. KUNSTRUIMTE KUUB UNTIL 25 JUL > Fragments of a Landscape Solo exhibition by Utrecht artist Lou Vos (1968). The landscapes she paints represent fragments of nature that together form an indefinable landscape. MIFFY MUSEUM PERMANENT > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends Ten rooms, each dedicated to a different subject, invite young children to discover the world around them step by step. MOLEN DE STER EVERY SATURDAY > Visit the mill This mill in the Lombok district is a traditional working sawmill. The volunteers put the mill into action and explain its history. Free admission. MOVING GALLERY FROM 27 AUG > Gathered Self Using the work of various artists, this group exhibition examines how we form a relationship with ourselves through our environment. By bringing together objects, experiences, relationships and ideas, we shape who we are and who we want to be. MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT UNTIL JAN 2022 > Maria Magdalena Mary Magdalen is a woman of extremes and that has given rise to a multiplicity of interpretations: a wealth of representations, conspiracy theories and controversies. This special exhibition will introduce the visitor to the rich, paradoxical and constantly evolving imagery surrounding this mysterious biblical figure. From the time of the New Testament to the present day, Mary Magdalen has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. PERMANENT > Museum collection Get an insight into the Christian art and cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society. PERMANENT > Rembrandt and the Golden Age Meet Rembrandt’s predecessors, followers and contemporaries through 16th- and 17th-century masterpieces from the museum’s collection of bible paintings. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD PERMANENT > Visit the castellum Discover everything about Castellum

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and paintings, Ossef refers to her memories of her native Syria. Since then she has expanded her palette with performance videos, photos and installations. UNTIL 15 AUG > Voices of Fashion. Black Couture, Beauty and Styles A fashion history focusing on black designers, models and sources of inspiration. UNTIL 15 AUG > Annex: Tabita Rezaire During Voices of Fashion, the Annex is taken over by Tabita Rezaire (1989), a French artist with Guyanese and Swedish roots. Rezaire makes video installations and performances in which she critically and playfully connects her artistry to alternative world views, healing methods and spirituality. UNTIL 29 AUG > The dolls pack their bags The Centraal Museum is being renovated, so a large part of the artworks will be relocated. Petronella de la Court’s beloved dollhouse also has to be temporarily moved to the depot. That is quite a job, because the house consists of 1,500 different parts. A miniature bookcase, a scale violin, a waffle iron of a few centimetres... Everything has to be filed, photographed, packed and prepared for the move one by one. Check out the moving process to discover how this works. PERMANENT > Lights on Wood Interactive lighting installation on the Utrecht Ship. PERMANENT > Rietveld and Van Baaren collection The French and Dutch paintings from the Van Baaren collection are juxtaposed with furniture pieces by Gerrit Rietveld. PERMANENT > The World of Utrecht This exhibition is as wide-ranging as the title suggests. It not only draws liberally from the museum’s extensive collection, but the exhibition themes date back to the start of the Common Era and stretch all around the world. All disciplines rub shoulders in this exhibition: modern art, city history, fashion and costumes, old art and applied arts. PERMANENT > Studio Dick Bruna Dick Bruna’s studio (he’s the creator of Miffy) has been moved from its location in Utrecht’s inner city to Centraal Museum. The studio now has a new and permanent place on the top floor of the museum, which exudes the same atmosphere as Bruna’s studio at present. DOM CHURCH PERMANENT > Visit the church The cathedral is open to the public 7 days a week. PERMANENT > Dutch Museum

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60 MAG Utrecht — Jul/Aug 2021 All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. Hoge Woerd, a contemporary reconstruction of the Roman fortress that once stood here. Audio tours are available in English and several other languages. MUSEUM SPEELKLOK UNTIL 7 JAN 2022 > Straatbeeld Get to know the many different types of fairground organ figures and discover the work of artist Peter Demetz, who makes lifelike, unpainted dreamy, wooden images, inspired by the age-old organ figures. 7 - 28 JUL > 30 Minute Organ Concert On every Wednesday in July, a different organist gives a 30 minute organ concert. Book a ticket in advance to enjoy the sounds of the large church organ in the magical nave of the museum. JUL & AUG > Speelklok Roadshow The roadshow is a mountain of piled up cupboards, drawers and doors, behind which you’ll find things to do, learn and discover about the world of selfplaying instruments. The roadshow will be a regular visitor to the city’s streets this summer, so keep your eyes and ears open. PERMANENT > The musical tour This tour takes you to the wonderful world of self-playing musical instruments, surprising you with cheerful tunes emanating from all corners of the museum. EVERY TUE TO SUN > Musical tour with live music Tour that will take you through the wonderful world of self-playing musical instruments. Let yourself be surprised by the cheerful tunes from all corners of the museum. NEDERLANDS VOLKSBUURTMUSEUM FROM 9 JUN > Between Bridge and Benenkluif Enclosed between the river Vecht, the railway line, the water treatment plant and sports ground Loevenhoutsedijk you will find a small, but renowned Utrecht working-class neighbourhood: the Rode Brugbuurt. In this exhibition, residents share their personal stories and memories and show the social history - past and present - of this neighbourhood. PERMANENT > Museum collection The Dutch museum of backstreets and working class neighbourhoods will show you the two hundred yearhistory of the day-to-day life of the man in the street. RAILWAY MUSEUM UNTIL 5 SEP > Track of Imagination

This exhibition revolves around 150 years of Dutch railway posters and tells the history of railway travel in beautiful and colorful posters. The 120 posters, some of which have never been exhibited before, are an exceptional display of the development of design styles over the years. PERMANENT > The great discovery After descending 150 metres in a lift, you’ll step out into the early 19th century, a world filled with soot and steam. You’ll see De Arend (the eagle), the very first steam locomotive in the Netherlands. Listen to the special audio tour to hear all the stories. PERMANENT > Loaded trains In this exhibition, the museum remembers the forced transport of Jews, Roma and Sinti to extermination camps during World War II. This ongoing exhibition has been permanently installed in and around a baggage car found in Romania. PERMANENT > Trains through the years From the Maliebaan Station, you’ll walk along the platform to the museum building. In the central hall, you’ll find the most important trains from the history of the Dutch railway. From antique steam locomotives and wooden coaches to modern electric trains. RAUM UNTIL 29 AUG > RAUM der Lusten This open-air exhibition offers an exciting alternative to the generally unsurprising layout of our public space. Would we behave differently if we would treat squares differently? The exhibition includes (new) work by well-known visual artists such as Maarten Baas, Atelier Van Lieshout and Andrea Hasler, as well as work by emerging makers. PERMANENT > RAUM Exhibitions Come and visit RAUM city lab, the biggest playground for design, art and technology in Utrecht. You’ll discover amazing art objects and installations built on the biggest town square of Utrecht. RIETVELD SCHRÖDERHUIS WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY > Visit the Rietveld Schröderhuis Utrecht architect Gerrit Rietveld designed this whole building along the lines of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl, known for its geometric shapes and primary colours. Reservation is compulsory. SALON VAN WELEER PERMANENT > Salon van Weleer Visit the Salon van Weleer for the Tearoom of Yesteryear (a unique Salon, live games Scriptorium, Purgatorium and Reliquiarium.

SANAA GALLERY UNTIL 11 JUL > An Act of Becoming Exhibition of the works of artists Mitchel Breed, Peter van der Horst, Emma van der Put and Joyce Vlaming. In collaboration with Glitch Project Space in Overvecht district. 21 JUL - 28 AUG > Valavond Solo exhibition by artist Carien Vugts. SLOT ZUYLEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY > Visit Slot Zuylen This castle is situated on the river Vecht in the tiny village of OudZuilen near Utrecht, The Netherlands. Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features it was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY PERMANENT > Bringing far away close by Climb the stairs to the observatory and wonder at the starry heavens. Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather in one of our exhibitions, tours or lectures. Or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MAY AND JUN > Sun on Sunday Do you fancy watching a star during the day? In clear weather you can study the sun with your own eyes. The largest solar telescope in the Netherlands will then be aimed at the sun. In clear weather you can see the sunspots and gas clouds on the solar surface. HET UTRECHTS ARCHIEF PERMANENT > Utrecht starts here! The exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, based on accounts given by residents. UTRECHT BOTANIC GARDENS UNTIL 1 DEC > Tropical Butterfly Festival Admire lots of spectacular tropical butterflies such as the beautiful iridescent blue Morpho butterflies, the huge Atlas moths, which are bigger than your hand, and many more.


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62 MAG Utrecht — Jul/Aug 2021 LET’S CELEBRATE!

UTRECHT 900 YEARS Next year, it will be 900 years ago that Utrecht received its city rights. This is celebrated in a big way with an extensive programme for, by and with as many Utrecht residents as possible. Because we all should be celebrating our city’s 900th birthday, right? Do you have a great idea to organise something? Alone, together with friends, with your neighbourhood, through a local organisation or the company you work for? Send an email to utrecht900@ utrecht.nl and you might get funding for your plan.

Photography Renate Beense

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New in town?

The IWCUR is there to help

Local presents

Practicalities Tourist Information Centre

Photography Jurjen Drenth

At the foot of the Dom Tower, you’ll find the Tourist Information Centre. They are more than happy to help you book tickets for heading up the Dom Tower, tours or bikes to get around the city. Of course, they can also tell you about everything you can do in and around Utrecht. > open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, Domplein 9

Getting around BY BIKE > Cycling is the easiest and fastest way for getting

Must-sees & must-dos

For more tourist information, must-sees, and must-dos in Utrecht, go to discover-utrecht.com

Visit the store of the Tourist Information Centre for all kinds of presents made by local producers

around town. There are several bike renting spots in the city centre and around the station. Bikes are also for rent at the Tourist Information Centre. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT > The U-OV day ticket (Dagkaart) is valid for one day (€ 6,20), 2 days (€ 9,25) or 3 days (€ 11,85) on all buses and trams. Buy your ticket at the U-OV Service Store in the main hall of Utrecht Central Station. Children up to the age of 4 can travel for free on U-OV buses and trams. THE OV-CHIP CARD (OV-CHIPKAART) is a public transport card which is accepted by all operators in the Utrecht region. You can buy an anonymous card for € 7,50 at the ticket vending machines in the main hall of Utrecht Central Station. You can also get one at the Tourist Information Centre. Please note that it’s mandatory to wear a face mask in all buses, trams and trains. THE UTRECHT REGION PASS provides

The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region (IWCUR) is located on the second floor of the Stadskantoor (Utrecht municipal offices). The staff helps international newcomers and residents with all their questions and paperwork regarding their move to the region, including formalities with the municipality and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The IWCUR also provides information about housing, education, job opportunities, health care and more. For opening hours, check welcome.utrechtregion.com. You can also contact the IWCUR by phone and email

access to the entire public transport system in the Netherlands. You can book the travel pass online, collect it when you arrive in town (at the Tourist Information Centre, for example) and start travelling straight away. Check utrechtregionpass.com for more information.

Free tours Free walking tours, such as Utrecht Free Tours and Free Walking Tours Utrecht, provide you with inside information you won’t find in a guide book. Most of these tours start on Domplein. The Tourist Information Centre also organises walking tours in English.


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Check out online BAK bakonline.org Big Insects big-insects.com De Buurtcamping debuurtcamping.nl/stad/utrecht Central Library Neude bibliotheekutrecht.nl/english Centraal Museum centraalmuseum.nl dB’s dbstudio.nl Dom Church domkerk.nl Dom Tower (VVV Tourist Info) domtoren.nl/en DOMunder domunder.com/en DUMStad dums.nl EXboot exboot.nl EXbunker exbunker.nl Festival Strand festivalstrand.nl Filmtour filmtour.nl Free Walking Tour Utrecht freewalkingtourutrecht.com Gilde Utrecht gildeutrecht.nl/english De Haar Castle kasteeldehaar.nl/english Hofman Café hofman-utrecht.nl Hoogt on Tour hoogt.nl IMPAKT impakt.nl De Kargadoor kargadoor.nl Kunstliefde kunstliefde.nl Kunstruimte KuuB kunstruimtekuub.nl Louis Hartlooper Complex hartlooper.nl/en Miffy Museum nijntjemuseum.nl Moira moira-utrecht.nl

Molen de Ster molendester.nu Movement Exposed Gallery Space movementexposed.com Museum Catharijneconvent catharijneconvent.nl/english Museum Hoge Woerd museumhogewoerd.nl Museum Speelklok museumspeelklok.nl Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl/visitorinformation De Nijverheid denijverheid.com Ode to the Dutch Water Lines odeaandehollandsewaterlinies.nl De Parade deparade.nl Picl picl.nl Pieterskerk pieterskerkconcerten.nl Queer Film Festival Utrecht qffu.nl Railway Museum spoorwegmuseum.nl RAUM raumutrecht.nl Rietveld Schröderhuis centraalmuseum.nl/en/visit/ locations/rietveld-schroder-house

Salon van Weleer salonvanweleer.nl Slot Zuylen slotzuylen.nl/english Slottuin Zeist slotzeist.nl/zalen/slottuin Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory sonnenborgh.nl/english Springhaver springhaver.nl/en Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl Tourist Information Centre visit-utrecht.com Het Utrechts Archief hetutrechtsarchief.nl Utrecht Botanic Gardens uu.nl/en/utrecht-botanic-gardens Utrecht University Hall uu.nl/en/organisation/utrechtuniversity-hall Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht universiteitsmuseum.nl/english US Cantorij uscantorij.nl De Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl Zimihc zimihc.nl


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HEAVENLY

BUNK

Next time? THIS YEAR, THE UTRECHT BRANCH OF BUNK HOTELS WAS AWARDED A PRESTIGIOUS HOSCAR, THE OSCARS FOR THE HOSTEL WORLD. THIS FORMER CHURCH OFFERS THE COMFORT OF A HOTEL FOR THE PRICE OF A HOSTEL.

The impressive church organ, the wall of pews and the balustrade: there’s no escaping the fact that this is a place where church services used to be held. You could best describe BUNK Hotels as a cross between a hotel and a hostel. It’s not just a place to spend a night in one of the rooms or pods; it’s also a place where you can chill, work, and meet each other or locals. There’s always something cultural going on in the evenings, from lectures, films and poetry to cabaret, exhibitions and live music by local artists. These events are organised by the hotel's own Liberales Foundation and paid for out of the profits.

Photography Wouter van der Sar

> Catharijnekade 9 bunkhotels.com/utrecht


2022

Wij We Biz Utrecht 900 years. Let’s celebrate together. With an extensive and festive programme, for and by and with as many Utrecht residents as possible from every neighborhood and every street of the city. Are you in?

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