MAG Utrecht #33: March & April 2022

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MARCH & APRIL 2022

Follow the footsteps of the Romans YOUR GUIDE TO THE CITY’S HOTSPOTS AND ITS CULTURAL EVENTS

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We have an amazing program off performances for non dutch speakers. Hope to see you in our Stadsschouwburg Utrecht again. Dance, spoken word and electronic music in a dance performance full of fighting spirit, powered by DOX | 1 and 2 Mar What is love? That question inspired Theater Utrecht and DOX to create a dazzling theater and dance performance | 2 to 4 Mar Samir Calixto’s interpretation of Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ is an intense dance performance about love | Mar 4 A wonderful theater concert with Esther Apituley about Beethoven and losing your hearing | Mar 10 Krave figures out how we hunker for physical touch from each other in the form of a compelling dans performance | Apr 9 Arno Schuitemakers ‘OSCAR’ is a installation and performance in one and it’s also an discovery of identity | Apr 15 Visual choreographer Nicole Beutler takes the writers Charlotte Van den Broeck en Arnon Grunberg on a journey of discovery through the body | Apr 30

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Spring is in the air, so it’s time to head out. Trees are blossoming, birds are singing and flowers are carefully emerging in parks, gardens and balconies. These trees and flowers are important for the struggling bee populations. Utrecht is doing its best to provide them with safe places, such as bus shelters with sedum roofs and the huge bee hotel with flower meadows along the A2 motorway. And you can also do your bit in creating a bee-friendly environment. Another interesting fact is that the former frontier of the immense empire of The Romans, known as the limes (limits), once ran through the middle of Utrecht. To make these limes as tangible as possible, we’ve listed the reconstructions, excavations and museum treasures that you can visit. And when it comes to cultural events, there are plenty of intimate theatre performances, great gigs and interesting exhibitions to put on your must-visit list. Enjoy!

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Photography Jelle Verhoeks

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Theatre, music, art & more I see you Theatre 4x must-sees Music Great gigs Festivals & Events Let’s go out Exhibitions & Museums Design on the Vecht Movies Movie night Kids Building together

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What’s happening Things to do & places to go Spotlight Busy urban bees The local's favourites Q&A with Marjon Moed

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March & April

What’s happening? THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO

HIDDEN GEM

MUST-DO

Blotevoetenpad

Did you know that there’s a winding footpath through the garden behind the main building of Griftsteede city farm? It’s called the blotevoetenpad (bare foot path), so take off your shoes and socks, let the mud ooze between your toes and feel the fresh grass tickling your foot soles. There’s also an exhibition by wildlife photographer Pim Schuitema inside. Living in a busy city, it’s easy to forget how many special animals live in the Netherlands and how close by they are. Take the time to discover some of these animals. The longer you look, the more you’ll see. > Tuesday to Sunday, Stadsboerderij Griftsteede utrechtnatuurlijk.nl

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> St Jacobsstraat 171 viajacobi.nl

Photography Jelmer de Haas, Lighthouse Productions/Dirk Verwoerd, Marieke Wijntjes, Naira Babayan/IUnsplash, Steve Gale/Unsplash

ViaJacobi

This Young Utrecht community creates a safe space where people can come to discuss the meaning of life and social topics. Hangout is the Jacobikerk, where events such as Silent Reading Parties, debates and contemplation sessions are organised. You can work for free in an ancient vault and go on weekend retreats.

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STAR GAZING

Photography Jelmer de Haas, Lighthouse Productions/Dirk Verwoerd, Marieke Wijntjes, Naira Babayan/IUnsplash, Steve Gale/Unsplash

Sonnenborgh by night

Sonnenborgh museum and observatory has longer opening hours in March, including evenings. Come and visit the museum and the Bringing far away closer by exhibition. A tablet will serve as your guide, providing background information and challenging you to do various interesting tests and experiments. Real guides are on hand in the observatory to show you how a telescope works and on a clear night, you’ll be able to gaze at the stars yourself. Cool or what? > every Wednesday and Thursday evening in March, Sonnenborgh sonnenborgh.nl

CULTURAL SUNDAY

MOVE

MUST-LISTEN

Self-expression

From Snapchat and TikTok to Instagram stories: we continually document our lives online. All we post are a record of specific moments in time. They create an online visual biography. But how do these new forms of self-expression compare with older ones, such as memoires and diaries? And what does our way of presenting ourselves online say about us? Come and find out at this lecture given by literary scientist Dr Anna Poletti (Utrecht University). > 9 March, Utrecht University Hall sg.uu.nl

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In the last weekend of March, Cultural Sunday MOVE will shine the spotlight on street culture. All kinds of activities will take place at various locations in Utrecht, such as battles, theatre, dance and music performances, but also panels with professionals who you can ask all kinds of questions about street culture. It’s your chance to know a new generation of makers, who are not only dynamic but above all innovative. > 26 and 27 March, various locations culturelezondagen.nl

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What’s happening?

DISCOVER THE REGION

Abrasive paradise

SHOP LOCAL

Cats in the window

What’s nicer than receiving something in the post? All Roses are Red products, founded by Utrecht-born Roos Kluvers, fit through the letterbox. She makes wooden Dom towers on a stand, Utrecht biscuit cutters and window stickers replicating typical Utrecht facades (and cats!). You can buy Roses are Red products in the Utrecht Shop on Domplein, or order them online to bring a little bit of Utrecht into your own home. > Utrecht Shop, Domplein 9 utrecht-shop.nl

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This year would have been the artist Piet Mondriaan’s 150th birthday. Born in Amersfoort, Mondriaan came close to creating his own paradise in his art and studios. Nowadays, our world seems anything but a paradise: climate change, pollution, viruses and hidden tensions all form a tangible threat. So bearing today’s sense of reality in mind, what does paradise look like? Twelve contemporary artists reflect on the Utopian ideal of an ‘engineered world’, within a world that is anything but ‘engineerable’. > until 3 July, Kunsthal KAde (Amersfoort) kunsthalkade.nl/en

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OPEN-AIR ART

Neon puzzles

Until 2017, the neon letters of a word puzzle hung on the front of a building on Lange Nieuwstraat. Unfortunately, the lights were never on. The 26-metre work of art has now been restored and illuminated, and hangs in its full glory on the side of the Beatrix Theatre on the Jaarbeurs side of Utrecht Centraal train station. Can you solve the puzzle? A good way to practice your Dutch! > on the side of the Beatrix Theatre

Sanam Khatibi, Lemon Drizzle (2021). Courtesy of artist and Rodolphe Janssen

LOCAL FAVOURITE

NAR Café der Kunsten

Nijverheidsweg, in the increasingly vibrant Werkspoor district, is home to a circular building called the NAR Café der Kunsten. It’s a great place for a bite to eat, craft beers and cocktails, which you can take outside to the rooftop terrace (weather permitting). It’s also a podium for cultural programmes, and has a mezzanine lounge and playground. Galerie Larik, which puts on varied exhibitions, is also located in the building. > Nijverheidsweg 6 narcafederkunsten.nl

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SPOTLIGHT

Busy urban

bees

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BEE POPULATIONS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR SOME TIME, WITH VARIOUS GENERA DYING OUT ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS IS BAD NEWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. UTRECHT IS DOING ITS BEST TO PROVIDE SAFE PLACES FOR THESE USEFUL CREATURES, SO WHY DON’T YOU BEFRIEND THE BEES YOURSELF? By Nynke van Spiegel

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ccording to the myth, the bee was given its sting by Zeus. First of all, he gave the queen bee her colony of workers to help her search for pollen to make honey. When she asked him for a weapon to ward off animals that wanted to steal her honey, the King of the Gods endowed her with a sting. On realising that she did not intend to share her honey with him either, Zeus exploded with rage. He tweaked the sting so that she could only use it once, and then she would die. So although bees are careful about using their sting, some people are still nervous about them. It’s such a pity because man and bee can actually live in perfect harmony. In fact, this insect is very important in terms of urban vegetation. Utrecht is trying to attract more bees to the city and in 2020, it was crowned the most bee-friendly municipality in the Netherlands.

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GREEN BUS SHELTERS

Several high-profile projects helped Utrecht to win this title, explains Anne Nijs, nature & ecology advisor to the municipality. ‘They include the bus shelters with sedum roofs and the huge bee hotel with flower meadows along the A2 motorway. We implement an ecological mowing strategy, so that verges are tended in a way that encourages biodiversity for insects. Mowing later, for example, allows the plants to flower and disperse their seeds. This is important for bees, but also for butterflies, birds and hedgehogs.’ As a result of this strategy, Utrecht is now home to 127 of the 350 genera of bees living in the Netherlands.

OPPORTUNISTS

When you mention bees, most people think of the honey bee. These bees live in colonies of up to 30,000 in large wooden hives and produce the honey that you drizzle onto your muesli in the mornings. But there also are bumble-bees and wild bees, such as Adrena, Lasioglossum, mason bees and carpenter bees. Rob Welschen teaches about bee genera in the Faculty of Biology at Utrecht University. He is himself a bee-keeper in the Botanical Gardens on Utrecht Science Park. ‘We humans have started keeping honey bees as pets,’ he

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explains. ‘Thanks to crossbreeding and cultivation, the genus now stings less and is more resilient to disease.’ But there are very dense populations of honey bees in certain areas, and they compete with the wild bees. Rob: ‘If an enthusiastic bee keeper decides to set up ten hives and colonies, the wild bees have to compete for food. As they tend to be loners, foraging for food in the same gardens or neighbourhoods as the honey bees, they often lose out and go hungry. Honey bees on the other hand have hives stocked with sugar and can have a snack before they venture out on a threekilometre flight. And honey

bees are opportunists: if something is flowering, huge numbers from the colony will go there to feed. This makes it twice as hard for the wild bees: they have to act alone, they are smaller and it is more difficult for them to keep their energy levels topped up.’

URBAN HONEY

Compared with rural green fields, the city is an oasis for honey bees, says bee keeper Remco de Jong. He keeps his 10-100,000 bees in six hives on the Eilandsteede urban farm. They mainly feed on tree blossom, which ‘is never in short supply in Utrecht’, he says. ‘In this respect, my bees aren’t really competing with the wild bees. There are so many trees that produce pollen and nectar in the city, including the lime, acacia and chestnut.’ The insects use the nectar to make Utrecht Urban Honey. Remco: ‘In 2020, my bees produced some 130 kilos of honey.’

ATTRACTING INSECTS

People in the know say that the recent drastic decline in the bee population is disastrous. Rob Welschen: ‘Wild bees are vital to biodiversity because they ensure the survival of tiny native plants, like wild campanula. The lack of bees means that these vulnerable wild plants are no longer being pollinated and are becoming extinct worldwide. This has implications for the entire fauna chain. Insects are disappearing on a massive scale. And all creatures, even ants, have a part to play in nature.’ The municipality monitors the bee-friendliness of the city regularly. Anne

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‘BEES THRIVE ON CHAOS. UNKEMPT CORNERS OF THE GARDEN ARE GREAT PLACES FOR THEM TO SHELTER AND SURVIVE’ Nijs: ‘We realised that the sedum roofs on the bus shelters weren’t attracting enough insects. So we’re adding some other plants. We also noticed last year that many different genera of bees were nesting in a sand bank in the Lunetten neighbourhood. Eighty percent of wild bees make holes in the ground, so we’re going to create a special place for them in the city with sand and hills.’

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If you’d like to create a bee-friendly environment, Rob Welschen has this tip: ‘Bees thrive on chaos. Unkempt corners of the garden are great places for them to shelter and survive. Choose a spot in the garden and let it overgrow. Don’t deadhead or

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prune the plants when they die, just leave the stalks and leaves. And if you see a bee crawling out of your wooden table, don’t fill the hole. This is where the bee will hibernate. But most importantly, don’t use chemicals in the garden to clean your path or get rid of insects.’ Anne has a few tips too: ‘Remember to grow some flowering plants on your balcony or in the garden in early spring and late autumn. Grow something up against the wall or put plant pots in front of the house, and manage the area around the trees in the street with your neighbours to ensure lots of flowering plants that attract insects.’

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THE LOCAL’S FAVOURITES

Q&A WITH MARJON MOED

Little Moustache

THE BARBER SHOP MONSIEUR MOUSTACHE HAS ROOM FOR JUST ONE CUSTOMER

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Marjon Moed is a maker in the broadest sense of the word. You may recognise her name from the theatre productions, documentary series and creative concepts that she creates to make society just that little bit nicer. She bases her themes on her own life, but they apply equally to countless other people. She developed projects called ‘Alone is okay’ and ‘Holy Shit’, for example, and is now planning a project entitled ‘I have a housing complex’ featuring the housing market. While writing this piece, the maker is in danger of losing her house. ‘I feel committed to the city and vice versa: all the notices about my work describe me as an ‘Utrecht-based maker’. Unfortunately, this isn’t reflected in my search for somewhere to live. There aren’t many affordable places for creative spirits. I really hope that I’ll be able to make this present series from inside Utrecht. It’s such a great place to live.’ It would also be practical for her to live in the city where she hopes to open a pop-up restaurant. ‘Although 51.7% of the population of Utrecht live alone, it’s still not considered normal to eat out on your own. I want to create somewhere where you can dine alone: ‘tables for one’ where you can treat yourself to a meal out without having to find a partner.’ But before this promising pop-up restaurant opens its doors, you’ll have to make do with Marjon Moed’s other tips.

Photography Juri Hiensch, Mariska Kerpel, Het Utrechts Archief/D.C. Goosen

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Solo film ‘One of the best things you can do on your own is go to the movies. You can watch the film without distractions. What’s more, the Springhaver bar is perfect for that aprèsfilm drink. A friend of mine goes there to read the papers every Saturday. In the same vein, Willem Slok is great too, whether you go alone or with someone.’

The baliekluiver ‘Since the first lockdown, my friend and I have walked around the canal together every Monday morning. We always say hello to the baliekluiver as we pass him on Oudegracht. It is a sculpture of a man, hanging over the railing of the bridge. He’s looking out across the water for his next job. Very representative of our time!’

Little moustache

Photography Juri Hiensch, Mariska Kerpel, Het Utrechts Archief/D.C. Goosen

‘I’ve never actually been in, because I don’t have a beard or a moustache, but the concept of Monsieur Moustache is brilliant. The tiny shop has room for just one customer. The owner has been very creative with the space. If someone hadn’t already thought of it, I would begin this shop myself.’

De Zaak

Next to nothing ‘During our Monday morning walk, we stop off at De Zaak. They do a great breakfast. You can get a cup of coffee, a croissant and a glass of fresh orange juice for next to nothing. The perfect way to start the week.’

Second-hand shirts ‘KILOKILO is one of the most benevolent shops in town. If I’m right, you pay €25 per kilo for good vintage clothes. An experienced second-hand shopper can find some real bargains here. I once bought a whole basket full of fantastic shirts there.’

Always outside ‘De Stadsjochies is a fabulous, sunny tasting room with its own large greenhouse and vegetable garden. All of the dishes are made from their own ingredients and if they need something else, they source it locally. As well as enjoying the food, it’s also worth coming to sit outside, summer or winter, with or without a fire to warm your toes.’

Baliekluiver

Singel walk

De Stadsjochies

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Theatre, music, art & more SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND THE CULTURAL CALENDAR IS BRIMMING WITH INTIMATE THEATRE PERFORMANCES, THOUGHTPROVOKING EXHIBITIONS AND GREAT GIGS. THESE ARE THE GO-TO’S.

I SEE YOU

KISHAN

Photography Shueti Kopier

Dancer and choreographer Shailesh Bahoran explores the essence of the interpersonal experience by embarking on a journey into the relationship between him, his non-verbal son Kishan (8) and the outside world. The role of a profound autism spectrum disorder is the starting point of a dance performance about the nature of a deep personal connection, the limits of social norm and the necessary inner strength to combine the two. > 4 April, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht and 8 April, Podium Hoge Woerd stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl podiumhogewoerd.nl

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ARE YOU READY TO STEP INTO A WORLD IN WHICH YOU DON’T HAVE TO STICK TO THE RULES?

ANNIVERSARY SHOW

GOLD & NEW

Saying goodbye to audience favourites and making space for new creations: that’s the aim of Introdans in this anniversary programme. Death and the Maiden, Boléro, Rossini Cards, Memory of a Shape and the astoundingly beautiful La Morte del Signo, will be combined with pieces by young(er) choreographers who will be creating work at Introdans in the coming years.

CULT CLASSIC

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Fifty years ago, A Clockwork Orange was released, Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ cult classic of the same name. Exactly fifty years after the release of the film, six circus artists bring the story to life with this acrobatic spectacle. Are you ready to step into a world in which you don’t have to stick to the rules?

Photography Nick van Tiem, Marinus Groothof, Hans Gerritsen

Theatre

> 2 April, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl

> 18 april, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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Photography Nick van Tiem, Marinus Groothof, Hans Gerritsen

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CRAVING CONTACT

KRAVE

BODIES RAVE, COLLIDE, ENTWINE AND LIFT EACH OTHER UP

ALIENATING

THE PANTHER This thrilling danse noir about the vulnerable individual in a technologydominated society by choreographer Dunja Jocic is considered one of the best dance performances of this year in the Netherlands. It tells the story of a man who gets caught up in a mysterious ultramodern apartment that eventually develops a will of its own, becoming a threat to the man living in it. Desperately trying to escape this almost imperceptible sensation of alienation, the man starts to feel like a caged panther in his own house.

Seven young dancers meet in a last-ditch effort to break free from the world around them; a compelling society that always asks for more. Despite their differences, they crave contact however fleeting or temporary. In this physical performance, bodies rave, collide, entwine and lift each other up until one elated crowd remains that only has one fear: facing the next morning. > 9 April, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

7 April, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl

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Vinyl Williams

The music of Los Angeles-based Vinyl Williams is best described as a combination of sunshine pop with afrobeat and progressive rock. Frontman Lionel Williams does not only make music, but is also very committed to making hyper-dimensional lo-fi art works. Get ready for a kaleidoscope-like, cosmic and psychedelic experience. > 25 March, dB’s dbstudio.nl

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Photography Andreas Terlaak

Fuse

This ensemble from Amsterdam takes on 150 years of music history, without losing sight of the 21st century. The sounds of Miles Davis and Maurice Ravel sound just as good, exciting and up-to-date alongside those of Nils Frahm and Simeon ten Holt. Whether the notes are generations old or newly improvised, Fuse takes you on a voyage of discovery that you didn’t know you needed until after it’s finished.

> 18 March, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl

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YIN YIN IS INSPIRED BY SOUTH-EAST ASIAN MUSIC FROM THE 1960S AND 1970S

Yin Yin

The duo Kees Berkers and Yves Lennertz draw their inspiration from their own record collection, which includes almost every musical genre and era imaginable. Their foremost source of inspiration is southeast Asian music from the 1960s and 1970s. The result is a psychedelic but highly danceable mix of Thai funk, disco, electro and psychedelic rock. > 30 April, EKKO ekko.nl

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Festivals & Events

TREASURE HUNTING

ART, VINTAGE & VINYL

Clothing, traditional incense, ceramics, jewellery, illustrations and art by creative makers: you will find it at the weekly Schatgraversmarkt at café-restaurant De Zware Jongens in and next to the Muntgebouw. Immerse yourself in vintage and vinyl, enjoy live music or ask the Single Lady’s to put on your favourite record. > every Sunday, De Zware Jongens dezwarejongens.nu

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COMEDY BINGE

UTRECHT INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

CULTURE

On 4 and 5 March, TivoliVredenburg will host the grand finale of the largest comedy festival in Benelux. They are organising a Big Binge of Comedy - two full evenings of exuberant comedy spectacle. Sixty comedians from the Netherlands and abroad will perform in seven auditoriums, taking to the stage with wry political satire, clever one-liners, moving songs and whacky improvisations. > until 5 March, TivoliVredenburg utrechtinternationalcomedyfestival.nl

THE NEW BABYLON: A WEEKEND FULL OF ART, FILMS, WORKSHOPS AND MUSIC

Or try BIRDS OF PARADISE Five renowned multidisciplinary artists, are offered a residency for one day. > 9 to 13 March, TivoliVredenburg

UUNITED MUSIC FESTIVAL Student music associations and university graduates perform together with Dutch top artists GET INSPIRED

Photography Photographyxxxxxxx ByPauluz, Vera Diepeveen, Matthijs Westerveen

THE NEW BABYLON Visit circular hub Hof van Cartesius in March or April for a weekend full of art, films, workshops, guided tours, dinners, music and artist talks. Get inspired by CineTopia’s exciting film programme, stroll through the gardens and discover the circularly built pavilions which are home to sustainable entrepreneurs, participate in a plant exchange or follow a one of the many workshops. Some of the events are free, others require you to buy a ticket in advance.

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> 11 to 13 March and 8 to 10 April, Hof van Cartesius hofvancartesius.nl/agenda

> 24 March, TivoliVredenburg

TRANSITION FESTIVAL Two days of jazz > 25 and 26 March, TivoliVredenburg

UTRECHT DAY OF PHILOSOPHY: EDITION 2022 Investigating the world around us through the eyes of philosophers > 3 April, TivoliVredenburg

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Exhibitions & Museums

PAST AND PRESENT

DESIGN ON THE VECHT Curator Nicole Uniquole is joining established and budding designers, artists and photographers in a presentation of work inspired by the layered history of the Doornburgh Estate. This former convent was designed by the architect Jan de Jong in the renowned style of the Bossche School, but it actually served as a country seat for wealthy regents. In this exhibition, historical objects are placed in juxtaposition with work by prominent designers, artists and photographers, including Suzanne Jongmans, Lita Cabellut, Jan Taminiau, Esmé Hofman, Winnie Teschmacher, Danielle Kwaaitaal and Bert Kuizenga. > from 18 March, Buitenplaats Doornburgh buitenplaatsdoornburgh.nl

Valentino Pink, Suzanne Jongmans

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DIFFERENT MINDSET

AFTER GROWTH

> from 4 March, IMPAKT impakt.nl

CULTURE

This first Dutch solo exhibition organised by the DISNOVATION. ORG collective suggests an alternative mindset to fossil fuels, based on solar energy. The Life Support System installation, for example, consists of a square metre of wheat which was grown in a closed system. Natural elements such as water, light, heat and nutrients were imported, measured, monitored and put on display. It forms a shocking picture of our dependence on the raw materials that we assume to be free and readily available. But even this system has its limits.

A HEART FOR ART

SENSE OF REALITY The Kunstliefde artists’ society and art space was founded in 1807. They regularly host exhibitions that give their members a chance to show their new work. For one month starting on 4 March, The Spatial Analogy and No One Without the Other will be on display. Ten artists are getting to grips with topics such as commerce, the mystery surrounding the birth of a work of art and starting a dialogue. Free admission. > from 4 March, Kunstliefde kunstliefde.nl

TURBULENT TIMES

A GODLESS ERA?

Welcome to the heady 1960s, one of the most revolutionary and religious periods in Dutch history. At the beginning of the decade, the church still had a huge influence on people’s day-to-day lives. Large families were the norm, mixed marriages were taboo and you got your shopping from a grocer who shared your faith. But cracks started to show. Women took the pill, the gospels were abandoned and homosexuality became an option. > until 5 June, Museum Catharijneconvent catharijneconvent.nl

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Annette

This rock opera is one to watch at home, in your hotel room or while travelling. It’s love at first sight when the famous opera singer Ann (Marion Cotillard) meets controversial stand-up comedian Henry (Adam Driver) after a performance. They soon become the perfect glamour couple. The paparazzi follows them closely, and the world adores them. However, the birth of their daughter Annette, who has a special gift, will change their lives forever.

Movies

> from 23 March, Picl picl.nl

Beekeeper Hatidze scans dizzyingly steep mountain slopes in search of bee colonies entrenched in the rocks. She lives in a stone cottage in North Macedonia with her ill mother. Her life, her passion and her income are the wild bees that she raises with great care and according to ancient traditions. She sells the honey at a market about four hours away on foot. Until one day a rowdy family arrives with an old caravan, seven children and a herd of cows, heralding the impending end of Hatidze’s old life. There’s a possibility to have dinner at Hof van Cartesius before the start of the film.

> 12 March, Hof van Cartesius hoogt.nl

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Photography Julieta Cervantes

CineTopia: Honeyland

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WHEN JOHNNY TAKES HIS NEPHEW ON A ROADTRIP, HE EMERGES AS A TRUE SURROGATE FATHER

C’mon C’mon

Radio journalist Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is leading a pretty carefree life, until his sister Viv asks him to babysit her 9-yearold son Jesse while she’s taking care of their father. When Johnny takes his nephew on a road trip from Los Angeles to New York and New Orleans, he emerges as a true surrogate father, with all the fear and wonder that comes with fatherhood.

Photography Julieta Cervantes

> from 31 March, Kinepolis Jaarbeurs kinepolis.nl

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This Podium Sprits show for the youngest theatre-goers and their escorts revolves around dance, sound and vision. After watching a performance by two artists, the audience is invited to help build a visual landscape. > 30 March, Podium Sprits/ ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen podiumsprits.nl

NICE AND SOFT

SCHAAP ZACHT What goes on behind a sheep’s tranquil appearance? Are they really as tame as they look? What is hidden beneath their thick woollen blanket? And what does the wool feel like? The soft wool of a sheep forms the inspiration for this visual dance production for children from 18 months to five years.

Tim and Willie are carpenters. They are always building and rebuilding. Their world is never finished - it could always be better, prettier, different. Tim can’t stop hammering but Willie wants to protect their household items. As exhaustion creeps in, dream and reality gradually start to merge. For children between 2 and 6.

> 20 April, Theater Lombok theaterlombok.nl

> 2 maart, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl

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Three seemingly ‘adult’ presenters are vying for attention in a TV studio. They all want the microphone. But who will get it? The imaginative scenery is perfect for hiding, escaping and puppetry. This show is along the lines of Tom and Jerry, De Dikke en de Dunne, Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. > 2 March, Podium Sprits/ ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen podiumsprits.nl

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Sanne spent too long working herself to the limit, and eventually suffered a burn-out. One of the few things that she felt happy doing was cooking and baking. In her plant-based bakery Loaf, she uses sourdough to leaven her bread - a lengthy process that requires careful attention. Sanne also uses local and/or organic ingredients wherever she can. Apart from bread, she has a passion for coffee, tea and wine, items that you will also find in her bakery. > Samuel van Houtenstraat 10 loafutrecht.nl

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5 × Our daily bread

THEY STARTED BAKING AT HOME, BUT NOW EACH OF THEM HAS THEIR OWN SHOP. THE BEST PLACE FOR A MOUTH-WATERING, FRESH LOAF OF BREAD.

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Alice is originally Swedish, but has lived in the Netherlands for many years. Her passion for baking started when as a child, she used to help her granny roll out the cinnamon buns. She has dreamt of having her own bakery ever since. Her dream has come true as she bakes a whole range of Scandinavian delicacies in Bröd, the shopin-shop in restaurant Kantien. Alice only uses sourdough and high-quality natural ingredients. > Veilinghavenkade 59 brodutrecht.nl

AMADEUS IS A TYPICAL, OLD-FASHIONED BAKERY, LIKE THE ONES YOU FIND IN FRANCE AND ITALY - A PLACE WHERE THE DOUGH IS GIVEN PLENTY OF TIME TO RISE

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BAKKERIJ AMADEUS It’s tough in the world of opera at the moment, so opera singer Maurice decided to switch to the trusty profession of baker instead and opened his traditional Bakkerij Amadeus in the beautiful old Metaal Kathedraal in Leidsche Rijn. It’s a typical, old-fashioned bakery, like the ones you find in France and Italy - a place where everything is made by hand and the dough is given plenty of time to rise. The name Amadeus is a reference to the famous composer and an ode to Maurice’s former profession. > Rijksstraatweg 20 bakkerijamadeus.nl

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Bammetje bakery and lunchroom has been a culinary proving ground for bread for several years. The bread baked by Ulrika tastes of ingredients sourced from all around the world. Leaving the dough to rise for longer than usual allows the optimum flavour to develop. Apart from bread, Ulrika bakes flans and sweet and savoury snacks, stocks local products and gives workshops. > Hooghiemstraplein 51 bammetjebakery.nl

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DE BAKKERT Nils has been fascinated by flavours, food and nature all his life. De Bakkert is the place where he combines these three ingredients. He started on a small scale by baking for his neighbours, before doing an internship at a sourdough bakery in Utrecht and finally opening his own bakery in the former police station in Bilthoven. No two days are the same for Nils. To his mind, it’s all about listening to your dough. Tiny differences in temperature and humidity can have a huge impact. > Leyenseweg 38, Bilthoven debakkert.nl

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THE ROMANS TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN UTRECHT SOME 2,000 YEARS AGO. THE FORMER FRONTIER OF THEIR IMMENSE EMPIRE IS KNOWN AS THE LIMES (LIMITS). BUT CAN YOU STILL FIND ROMAN REMAINS IN AND AROUND THE CITY? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THEM? WELCOME TO LIMES FOR DUMMIES. In association with Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht

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Where was the border of the Roman Empire? The entire border ran from the North of England to the Black Sea. In the Netherlands, the limes were made up of twenty fortresses on the south bank of the Rhine, linked by a road. At the time, the Rhine was 100 metres wide and flowed through the middle of Utrecht.

How did the Romans guard their frontier? They had watchtowers, fortresses and army bases. They also built roads, canals and ports. As a result, villages evolved, which housed the craftsmen, merchants and soldiers’ families.

replica of the ground plans of a Roman fort which you can wander around with an audio guide. This fortress was built in a strategic position close to the place where the Vecht splits from the Rhine, forming the old route to the Flevomeer (which predates the Zuiderzee and the IJsselmeer). The Rhine used to BUT YOU CAN follow the course of what is now the A12 motorway. STILL FIND But you can still find remnants REMNANTS OF of a real Roman fortress. In A REAL ROMAN Museum DOMunder, underneath FORTRESS Domplein, you can descend into the remains of Castellum Traiectum, which formed part of the limes.

Where can I see one of these fortresses? Most of the Roman edifices were destroyed or buried beneath the ground, but a few have been reconstructed. They include Fort Fectio, or Fort bij Vechten, a

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Lightinstallation Domplein

Does the light installation on Domplein have anything to do with this? It does. You can see a steel line in the street surface on the square. It was made by OKRA landscape architects, and is engraved to

Photography Anne Hamers, Jelle Verhoeks, Kees Rasch

The Rhine? In Utrecht? Where did it go? The Rhine used to be a lot further north than it is now. It has gradually moved southwards. In days gone by, the Rhine flowed from Arnhem via Utrecht to Katwijk. The Kromme Rijn, which now flows from Wijk bij Duurstede to the city of Utrecht, is a remnant of the once powerful Rhine that dominated the Province of Utrecht.

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And there’s a scavenger hunt for children, taking them past the most exciting exhibits. What was the ship used for? De Meern 1 sailed the inland waterways, and was used for trade and transport. The Rhine was an important route for supplies to the Roman fortresses on the limes. These days, a replica of De Meern 1 sails through the canals of Utrecht, treating passengers to a voyage through the Roman history of the city. Where else can I see Roman reliquiae? Stadsmuseum Woerden has a special helmet, a unique sword and a knife in the shape of an asparagus.

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Is archaeological research into the limes still being carried out? Yes, there are still a lot of Roman remains beneath the soil of Utrecht. Archaeologist Alexander van de Bunt, alias the ‘Shard Doctor’, publishes monthly updates about finds such as jewellery, coins, tools and cooking utensils. You can read his stories on utrechtaltijd.nl. I think I recently found an ancient shard. If you want to know more, take it to the ArcheoLab in the museum at Castellum Hoge Woerd and ask one of the archaeologists to shed some light on it. The Province of Utrecht is the only place where visitors can help with archaeological research. Tips from the ArcheoHotspot volunteers will teach you some of the tricks of the trade.

What was on the other side of the frontier? Who were the people that lived in Utrecht, but not within the Roman Empire? Across the Roman border was So if we lump them together, THESE DAYS, A Germania Libera, an area these limes form one big REPLICA OF DE occupied by numerous tribes. monument? MEERN 1 SAILS The Roman frontier was Yes. The Roman remains that THROUGH THE nothing like the Berlin Wall or have been preserved under the the wall that Trump had built ground form the largest CANALS OF to protect the empire from archaeological monument in UTRECHT Barbarian invasion. It was a the Netherlands. The Lower main transport artery, a trading zone Germanic Limes, as they are called in full, where goods were exchanged with various were put on the UNESCO World heritage cultures from outside the area that then list in July 2021. formed Europe. The Germanic tribes, such as the Cananefates, Batavians and Frisians, For more stories about the Roman Limes in were popular trading partners, and they Utrecht, go to landschaperfgoedutrecht.nl

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FROM ‘LOUISIANA-STYLE’ SOUL FOOD TO DUTCH CHEESES FROM A CONVEYOR BELT: THESE ARE THE PLACES TO BE.

Photography Amber Hakkens

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LOUA JUICE BAR This juice bar was inspired by the tiny stalls you see by the wayside in Curaç ao. Pretend you’re in the Tropics with a Pina Colada smoothie made from coconut, pineapple, banana and orange, or a Tropical Bowl with a mix of avocado, mango and spinach, and a topping of granola, coconut, chia seeds and fresh fruit. As an extra treat: Loua has a waterside terrace! > Vismarkt 19 louajuicebar.nl

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The chefs at BROEI put their heart and soul into preparing vegetables. They are inspired by cuisines from around the world. Everything is made from scratch, including the vegetables grown by enthusiastic home growers who bring the produce from their allotments. BROEI works alongside local smallholders, brewers, roasters and growers wherever possible. They even source their drinks from direct trade, local or from small-scale companies. If not, they make them themselves. > Oosterkade 24 broei-utrecht.com

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TAPASBAR VINTAGE

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You can’t go wrong with a delicious platter of tapas and a good glass of matching wine. Tapasbar Vintage combines the two, adding a touch of vintage through a backdrop of authentic materials given a new lease of life. > Drieharingstraat 18 tapasbarvintage.nl

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Imagine the scene: a restaurant where over twenty different Dutch cheeses trundle past you on a conveyor belt. Music to the ears of cheese-lovers. A special pairing of appropriate flavours has been thought up for each cheese. And you can order matching wine, a cocktail or a craft beer to go with whichever cheeses you choose. > Lijnmarkt 12

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NOLA

‘Laisser les bons temps rouler’ is a Cajun-French term which is commonly heard in the American city of New Orleans, fondly referred to as ‘the Big Easy’ or ‘NOLA’ by the locals. And that’s precisely the vibe of NOLA restaurant and bar. The combination of soul food, tasty drinks and good music makes the place feel like night life in New Orleans. > Mariaplaats 11-12 nola-utrecht.nl

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FROM CHINA LOOKING FOR THE BEST PLACE TO STUDY, YUUKO XUE FROM CHINA MOVED TO WAGENINGEN FIVE YEARS AGO TO PURSUE HER MASTERS DEGREES. SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DIVERSITY AND PRACTICALITY OF THE NETHERLANDS. THE HEART OF UTRECHT HAS BEEN YUUKO’S HOME FOR TWO YEARS NOW. SHE TELLS US HOW IT’S POSSIBLE TO FEEL AT PEACE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSTLING CITY. By Anita Nánási

‘I come from a small place - 2 million inhabitants only - close to Beijing. I like smaller places, maybe because I’m from one, and going to Beijing was always overwhelming. Though Wageningen is a very good town for studying and student life, it was too small after two years. Even for me. That’s why I moved to Utrecht.’

FISH, BREEDING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ‘I’m in the second year of my PhD in Wageningen. As most of the topics in Wageningen University, my research is also animal related. My study combines computer vision with breeding. Fish are usually handled in big farms in different European countries - where I get to go from time to time - and my work mainly

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consists of image analysis. The main idea is that the camera, which enables you to see the fish under the water and look at the way they swim around, provides you with lots of information. My job is to establish how they look, based on what’s inside them. If the fish are healthy, they have more potential in breeding.’

HEALTHY WORK-LIFE BALANCE ‘I didn’t really have a ‘wow-moment’ when I arrived. The biggest difference for people with an Asian cultural background would be that the Dutch are very direct. I experienced that first-hand because my partner is Dutch. Sometimes, daily communication escalates quickly because he speaks his mind and I had to get used to that. But when you do, it’s a very nice way of communicating. People don’t

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Yuuko’s favourites TAKE-AWAY BEERS There was not much to do during the first lockdown, but Kafe België offered take-away Belgian beers. It’s a great idea to enjoy special beers at home, and I’ve tried many different ones.

have to hide anything and can take general comments very well, not making anything personal. I enjoy that because this is how you establish real connections and efficient communication. This also helps create a healthy work-life balance, because generally the supervisors and bosses understand that things can be difficult in your personal life and you don’t have to hide it.’

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BLENDING IN ‘If you frequently go to the same places in a city, same bakery, same hobby store, same supermarket, you naturally start blending in. What I really like is that I can have a normal life while living in the middle of the city. There are practical stores everywhere, so you don’t have to live like a tourist in between weed stores, doughnut cafes and souvenir shops. I have a bakery close by, a proper supermarket, a paper store - which supplies my hobby, as I’m doing origami -, and there’s a yarn store - for my partner who does crochet -, so it’s very handy. What I really like about Utrecht is that you can enjoy its history by walking around while living a normal life.’ I enjoy cities being diverse, with a lot of culture without expanding too much. And all the major cities are like this in the Netherlands.

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CUTE PLACE Tijm has super tasty cheesecake and decent coffee. For no particular reason, I always end up coming here with my friends. POP UP SHOPS I like the randomness of the various little shops that pop up on Oudegracht shopping street from time to time. Keep an eye out for them! TASTY CAKES AND PASTRIES The cakes and pastries at Bond en Smolders are very tasty. There’s always a long line on Saturdays of people picking up food for the weekend or having a brunch.

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Jenever & cigars

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For many years, the majestic white building on Mariaplaats (left in the photo) was an impervious bastion that passers-by could peer into, trying to imagine what it looked like on the inside. But this is about to change. The building served as a gentlemen’s club called De Vereeniging for 150 years. It was a place where men came to discuss global politics with a cigar in one hand and a glass of jenever in the other. This spring, the monumental building will open its doors as a grand café and ordinary people can finally sit at the bar and order themselves a glass jenever (or not) and discuss world politics (or not). > In collaboration with Het Utrechts Archief. Visit them at Hamburgerstraat 38 hetutrechtsarchief.nl/english

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WE ONLY GET OUT OF THE CRISIS IF WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER

Wakatt Dance as a form of social engagement

Serge Aimé’s work is rooted in African culture and is about the world we live in. For example, he investigated a popular uprising in Nuit Blanche à Ouagadougou, and in Kalakuta Republik he looked at what the individual can contribute to a better world. In Wakatt, he once again casts his sensitive gaze on today’s harsh reality. He explores the dynamics of fear and manipulation, but also looks for desire and beauty. In a time of walls, isolation and removal, he advocates the encounter. We only get out of the crisis if we look out for each other. The contribution of musician Malik Mezzadri is important in both the

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development and the supervision of the performance. Mezzadri was born in 1969 in Ivory Coast, grew up in Guadeloupe, and at the age of seventeen moved to Marseille, where he attended the conservatory. He plays jazz and reggae with numerous bands, composes and founded his own Magic Malik Orchestra. In Wakatt, ten dancers move to the energetic sounds of this three-headed Magic Malik Orchestra. > 8 March, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Buy your tickets ssbu.nl

Photography Sophie Garcia

THE BELGIAN-BURKINESE CHOREOGRAPHER SERGE AIMÉ COULIBALY WORKED AS A DANCER WITH WORLD-FAMOUS CHOREOGRAPHERS SUCH AS ALAIN PLATEL AND SIDI LARBI AND FOUNDED HIS OWN COMPANY IN 2002: FASO DANSE THÉÂTRE.

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Lakshmi

The music produced by this Dutch artist, songwriter and theatre maker is an unexpected combination of soft, gentle ballads and gritty electronics, accompanied by rasping guitars and defenceless strings. She refers to it as ‘pop noir’.

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1 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > The Telescopes [16:00] The pioneers of UK shoegaze are still going strong. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Birds (12+) [19:30] A dance music, and spoken word performance all about the feeling of freedom, and what happens when that freedom is taken away from you.

2 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. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Spiritualized [19:45] This British band was a major contributor to the sound of the 90s. The first four albums of their neopsychedelic space rock journey have been re-released, together with a brand-new album. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Dead South [20:15] The Dead South are also known as Mumford & Sons’ evil twins, so expect American folk and bluegrass with sarcastic lyrics on the side. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Night Beats [20:30] For a few years now, this psychedelic garage rock band has turned into a one-man show of frontman Danny Lee Blackwell. Don’t underestimate him though, with his trusty fuzz pedal he manages to recreate the feeling of a complete band all by himself! TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Still Collins [20:30] This German band might be the best Phil Collins and Genesis tribute band of Europe, with over 1,500 concerts in their pocket. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Birds (12+) [19:30] See Tue 1. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] Two ensembles combine their forces for a sparkling performance all about love, through music, singing, and dance. VARIOUS CAFÉ HOFMAN > Utrecht Laughs [20:30] A relaxed evening with jokes

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hawijch Elders [20:30] This virtuoso violinist is bringing an ode to the history of classical music, starting with Baroque, passing Romantic and neoclassical, and finally ending with modern-day classical music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Metal Battle [20:00] Four upcoming metal bands from Utrecht region compete for a place in the finals of this national battle. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kieran Goss & Annie Kinsella [20:15] This intriguing couple combines Irish roots music with a passion for Americana. Their latest concerts have received high praise for their enchanting quality. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > RY X [20:15] This versatile Australian is the frontman of electro formation The Acid, one half of deep house duo Howling, but most of all, a singer-songwriter with one of the most unique voices out there. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Marc Rebillet [20:15] With his funny lyrics and catchy beats, this electro musician has been making waves on YouTube for years. With the help of his trusty loop station, he is the king of improvisation. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Smith & Thell [20:45] This pop folk duo from cold Sweden makes truly heart-warming music. If you’re a fan of Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, you will definitely love Smith & Thell. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Wed 2.

4 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Media vita [20:15] Chamber choir Lamusa brings a unique combination of old and light music on the theme ‘in the middle of life we are surrounded by death’ with compositions by Sheppard and Purcell. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Ruben Hein [19:30] This Dutch pop musician is back with his new project ‘OCEANS’, in which he reunites his two greatest loves: music and nature. DB’S > Stake [20:00] Belgian post hardcore band, formerly known as Steak Number Eight. Support by Onmens. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Papa Haydn’s Parrot [20:15] Violinist Candida Thompson and her Amsterdam Sinfonietta have once again created an atmospheric album, full of hidden gems.

PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Wed 2. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Dido Aeneas Us & All [20:30] A dance version of the opera about Dido and Aeneas, the classic tale of the light and dark sides of love.

5 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] The Dom Cantorij performs choir music composed by G.F. Anerio (1569-1630), A. Grandi (1586-1630) and L. Marenzio (15531599). Free admission. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Imminence [19:30] Over the years, this band has grown into one of the most promising acts in Sweden. In the quest for a new sound, the band returned to their roots of metalcore and acoustic music, integrating them with various elements from both alternative and popular genres. DB’S > Ifryqiyya Electrique [20:00] A must-see: African ritualistic music from Tunesia. With a Yallah Yallah Arabian dance party afterwards. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Aldous Harding [20:15] Harding is an enigmatic, artistic singer with a style similar to Kate Bush and Cat Power. Her mysterious indie folk gives new meaning to the word ‘intense’. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Remy van

Kesteren – REMY. & the Analogue Robot Orchestra [20:00] One of the Netherlands’ best harpists creates his own musical world against the backdrop of enchanting visuals.

6 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Navarra String Quartet [11:00 & 13:30] For this concert, it’s back to the basics: Mozart’s controversial string quartet ‘Dissonants’ is at the forefront. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Teus Nobel Liberty Group [15:00] Trumpetist Teus Nobel has been the pride of the Dutch jazz scene for years. Together with jazz formation Liberty Group, you can expect live jazz of the highest level. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Balthazar [19:45] With every new album, this Belgian band reinvents itself. Starting from indie rock, then moving on to pop, and now arriving at soul, with melodies that stay in your head forever. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Set It Off [19:45] This American pop rock band immediately stands out because of the charisma and vocals of frontman Cody Carson. The band first rose to fame via their YouTube channel, but by now

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they’re a lot more than just a YouTube phenomenon! PERFORMING ARTS DB’S > De Komijnen show [20:00] Absurdist performance theatre by cartoonists, writers, poets and musicians.

7 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Stand Atlantic [19:30] Pop punk from Down Under. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Steve Hackett [19:45] This legendary progressive rock guitarist and his band are reviving ‘Seconds Out’, the live double album of 1977 by Genesis, Hackett’s former band.

8 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Steve Hackett [19:45] See Mon 7. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jools Holland [20:30] This famous Dutch presenter is also a brilliant pianist. Together with an ensemble full of likeminded legends, he will bring you an evening of full of jazz, gospel, boogie-woogie and rock-’n-roll. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Wakatt [20:00] A dance performance heavily inspired by African culture, with themes about the world we live in today.

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autobiography to selfie: how we tell our life story [20:00] Have social media changed the way we document our lives? Literary scholar Dr Anna Poletti (Utrecht University) on old and new forms of self-expression. VARIOUS DB’S > Music Quiz [20:00] A music quiz done differently.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Symphonic Cinema Night [18:00 & 21:15] Pick your choice: ‘Daphnis et Chloé’, a riveting psychological drama based on Ravel’s music, or ‘The Echo of Being’, a biography of composer Gustav Mahler’s life. Both films are accompanied by live music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Bob Long III [20:00] The most exciting One Man Band on the planet. Support by Bang Bang Band Girl. ZIMIHC THEATRE WITTEVROUWEN >

ZIMIHC Sessions: White Rose Transmission & Brotherhood [20:00] Enjoy live music in an intimate and informal atmosphere. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Last Resistance [20:00] A duet between the grasping body of a young man and the clear, warm voice of the messages he plays on repeat. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Home [20:00] See Wed 9.

11 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Van Dom tot Dam [20:15] The Utrecht Chamber Choir and Photonen Vocal Ensemble bring a unique double concert with music from Utrecht (Andriessen and Bremer) and Amsterdam (Sweelinck, Diepenbrock and Wandtenaar). TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Petrenko Conducts Le Sacre [20:15] A classical concert based around pieces with seasonal themes, such as Frank Martin’s ‘Les Quatre Elements’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Le sacre du printemps’. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Club Fluxus – Van Amsterdam Duo [20:30] This sibling duo brings you the unique combination of violin and accordion, far from the cliché folk music you might expect. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sports Team [19:45] This British indie rock band immediately grabs your attention with their banging rock combined with lyrics that are both snappy and catchy. DB’S > Demented Are Go [20:00] One of the most renowned psychobilly bands around. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Rocketman Presents: The Launch [23:59] Forget Elton John, there’s a new Rocketman in town. This mysterious helmed hard techno DJ debuts tonight.

12 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Together with a baroque ensemble, Dom organ player Jan Hage

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. plays music by Georg Philipp Telemann. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Roomful of Teeth [18:30] With the ‘instrumental use’ of their voices, this American ensemble creates a unique sound for composers, singers, and listeners. For this tour, David Lang was inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Martyr [19:30] This legendary metal band celebrates its 40th anniversary and presents a new album. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Parov Stelar [19:45] Austrian producer and DJ Parov Stelar is one of the pioneers of electro swing, the extremely danceable mix of vintage swing and modern electro. DB’S > Ismena [20:00] Dark folk by Ismena and her band. Tonight marks the release of her long awaited debut album.

13 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > The Dutch [16:00] Album release show by this resurrected new wave band. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sweet Caroline [20:15] Together with his band, singer Gary Ryan will bring all the hits of Neil Diamond to life in this tribute show. Expect bangers like ‘America’, ‘Blue Jeans’ and of course ‘Sweet Caroline’.

14 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Van Swieten Society [20:00] This legendary ensemble is back with another excellent selection of pieces by legendary composer Franz Schubert. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Kilkennys [20:30] This Irish folk band manages to single-handedly keep Irish music traditions alive. Their latest album contains inventive covers of songs by Molly Maguire and Bob Dylan, among others. VARIOUS ZIMIHC THEATRE STEFANUS >

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cult of Luna + Alcest [19:00] Cult of Luna started over 20 years ago as a doom metal band, but has since ventured into post-metal in the style of Neurosis and Isis. Special guest Alcest is a post-black metal band with hints of shoegaze. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Frazey Ford [19:45] This Canadian singer-songwriter is the founder of The Be Good Tanyas, known for their work on Breaking Bad. With this solo project, Frazey’s unique vocals finally take the front seat. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Home [20:00] This dance performance about people finding their place in the world received such raving reviews, that they decided to add some extra shows. LECTURE UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > From

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16 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Che Sudaka [19:30] This band knows how to throw a party with its mix of punk, ska, reggae, Latin and cumbia. DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 2. DB’S > The Supersuckers [20:00] Self proclaimed ‘Greatest Rock ’n Roll Band of the World’ featuring the legendary Eddie Spaghetti. Support by Dutch legend Dikke Dennis. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Future Islands [20:00] See Tue 15. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Amy

Winehouse Band Presents: Forever Amy [20:30] This tribute is presented to you by Amy Winehouse’s original band, here to bring an ode to a true jazz legend. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Brain Dunne [20:45] While this americana singersongwriter might be relatively young, his music proves that he has an old soul. He finally got his well-deserved breakthrough back in 2018 with his hit-single ‘New Tattoo’. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Martyn Joseph [21:00] This folk singer-songwriter is often called the Welsh Springsteen, and for good reason! His stage presence is matched by few. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Racoon [20:15] After some really big shows, Dutch band Racoon is going back to more intimate venues. Expect both Dutch and English songs, including their great hits like ‘Love You More’, ‘No Mercy’ and ‘Oceaan’.

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PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Unseen [20:00] This enigmatic visual show was once described as ‘physical, absurd theatre with a hint of illusionism’ and we couldn’t describe it any better. LECTURE UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > The Earth before and after us [20:00] The Earth existed for billions of years before humankind came along. What can a long-term view on the Earth’s history teach us about the future? Geologist Dr João Trabucho Alexandre explains. VARIOUS CAFÉ HOFMAN > Utrecht Laughs [20:30] A relaxed evening with jokes from experienced and novice stand-up comedians. In English.

17 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Job Roggeveen [20:45] This composer and pianist is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his award-winning music project ‘Happy Camper’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Intergalactic Lovers [19:30] Pop band from Belgium. DB’S > Proving Grounds [20:00] Showcase concept highlighting new Dutch rock and metal bands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Vincent Neil Emerson [20:15] This Texan alternative country singer only started two years ago, but he already made a name for himself with the help of country legend Rodney Crowell. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Caribou [20:15] This Canadian musician and producer started with 60s pop and evolved to creating clever club music with afro influences. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Racoon [20:15] See Wed 16. EKKO > Douglas Dare [20:30] English singer and piano player from the Erased Tape label.

18 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Noord

Nederlands Orkest plays Scriabin and Franck [20:15] Tonight, this famous Dutch orchestra will open with Orthel’s ‘Tre movimenti ostinati’, continue with the criminally underrated ‘Piano concert’ by Scriabin and finish with Franck’s ‘Symphony’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Robin Borneman [19:30] Dutch singer-songwriter. DB’S > Pene Corrida [20:00] Well known pop songs get a metal makeover. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Fuse Live [20:00] This energetic formation has been conquering the stages for years

with their eclectic mix of (neo-) classical, world music and jazz. Now the Amsterdam six are tackling 150 years of music history, while remaining fully immersed in the 21st century. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > VanWyck [20:15] The soberly arranged dark alt folk and Americana of VanWyck is reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and Leonard Cohen. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lorrèn [20:30] Amsterdam’s own Lorrèn makes upbeat, jazzy pop, but what truly makes her stand out is her raw, soulful voice. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cloud 8 [23:30] A night full of electronic tunes with African influences, with genres such as afro tech, afro house, amapiano, and many more. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Out of My Hands [20:30] A retelling of the horrible Columbine High School shooting, through acting, dance and music.

19 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Long Live Song [11:00] A festival completely dedicated to classical music, performed by professionals and music students. DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Dom organ player Jan Hage plays ‘Sept Choral-Poèmes pour les sept paroles du Christ, opus 67’ by Charles Tournemire (1870-1939). Free admission. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > The Funky Cat #14 [15:00] Cross-genre daytime rave. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Alex Cameron [19:45] It is almost impossible to classify this enigmatic Australian. His music is a mix of many genres, ranging from catchy synth pop to powerful sax solos. EKKO > Torres [20:30] Progressive indie folk by American songwriter Mackenzie Scorr (a.k.a. Torres). PERFORMING ARTS DE HELLING > 17 years of 030303 [23:00] Music label 030303 celebrates its 17th anniversary with Legowelt, Ceephax Acid Crew, Cosmic Force and 030303 DJ’s.

20 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Residency

Orchestra Plays Bruckner 9 [12:45 & 15:00] A rare chance to experience Bruckner’s magnum opus live! Performed by the Residency Orchestra and led by Antony Hermus. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fire in the Pet Store! [15:00] This brand-new ensemble makes true Belgian jazz on steroids, with influences from all over

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the world. DE HELLING > And so I watch you from afar [19:30] Post rock from Belfast. DB’S > Kunstbende [20:00] Providing a stage for teenage bands and acts looking to take the next step. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Blanks [20:15] This Dutch musician and singer rose to fame through his YouTube channel, on which he creates unique covers, genre swaps and original music written with the help of his followers.

Brothers [20:30] This Australian duo combines clever jokes with physical comedy of the highest level. An evening with these ‘brothers’ is bound to be full of mime, sound effects and impossible gymnastics. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cordovas [20:30] This roots band makes a relaxing type of folk rock with country influences, reminiscent of groups like The Band and Grateful Dead.

chamber pop and science fiction elements accompany the high-pitched voice of American singer-songwriter Erin Birgy.

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Amigo The Devil [19:30] This singer-songwriter brings you a mix of folk, country and metal. His lyrics are mainly about the darker side of life. DB’S > Hang Youth [20:00] These rising stars are looking to change the world. Support by Zeldzame. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Chef’Special [20:00] See Wed 23. EKKO > Meskerem Mees [20:30] Her music is like a warm hug in the morning, full of classical soul influences. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > REMLA [20:30] A quest for memory and connection by dancers Redo and Denden, with live music by the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra.

CLASSICAL MUSIC NICOLAÏKERK > Voices & Strings [20:15] The Utrecht Student Cantorij and cellist Doris Hochscheid present a programme on the theme of farewell. Rarely sung compositions for choir and solo cello by Nystedt, Tavener and Hildegard von Bingen, form a moving concert with improvisation and visual support. MUSIC, POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > The Toasters [16:00] One of the longest running ska bands around is back to skank the floor. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Psychedelic Porn Crumpets [19:45] If you’re a fan of Tame Impala or King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, definitely don’t skip this concert! Expect music just as wacky, or even wackier. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lee Fields [19:45] This American soul singer is sometimes called Little JB, after James Brown. After listening to his music, this comparison immediately makes sense. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Midlake [19:45] With every new album, this American folk-rock band manages to reinvent itself. The latest one is a blend of soft rock, psychedelic and lo-fi music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Robert Glasper [20:15] This versatile pianist has been crossing the boundaries of musical genres for decades. Whether it is jazz, soul, hip hop, or R ‘n B, somehow he can do it all.

MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Joe Buck [20:30] This young singer-songwriter writes music full of emotion and honesty. On this tour, Joe will play music from his debut album and give you a sneak peek at some of his upcoming music.

22 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Polo & Pan [19:45] French electro duo Polo & Pan makes music that can be summarized in two words: feel good! Their uplifting music is perfect for these gloomy times. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Patrick Bruel [20:30] This French singer creates a perfect blend of pop and traditional French chansons. His latest album delivers a comforting yet fresh sound. LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > Building a sustainable future [20:00] If we want a sustainable future we need new materials and radically different ways of building. Can we make that happen? With chemist Prof Nathalie Katsonis.

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Vinyl Williams [20:00] LA-based band specialising in psychedelic celestial pop. Support by Moonwatch. EKKO > Doomstad #8 [20:00] Black metal, doom, sludge, stoner and drone night with Alkerdeel, Greay Aura and more.

26 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Soloists ensemble Cantores Martini sings vocal music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1595), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) and Peter Philips (15601628). Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Tears of Petrus [20:00] What happens to people in times of isolation, loneliness, and despair? That is a question that this classical performance tries to answer through the works of Orlando di Lasso and György Ligeti. MUSIC, POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Maurino [19:30] A mosh pit at a Latin concert? Anything is possible when Maurino Alarcón is on stage. DB’S > Kjeld [20:00] This Frisian black metal band is one of the leading forces on the Dutch Black metal scene. Support by Morvigor. EKKO > Mega Bog [20:30] Jazz, folk,

28 Monday MUSIC/ POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Neil Cowley [19:45] British pianist Neil Cowley has been classically schooled, but has been making his money in pop for years, even working with the likes of Adele! TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bill Bailey [20:00] This British stand-upper excels in musical comedy. Because of his versatility, he works just as well on TV as in real life. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cory Won [20:15] This excitable funk guitarist has played with the likes of Dr. Mamabo’s Combo, Vulfpeck, Gene Simmons, and many more! Wong is known for his wide range of genres, like jazz, pop, rock and anything in between.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Capella Amsterdam [18:30 & 21:00] A performance of Frank Martin’s French version of ‘Tristan und Isolde’, the world-famous story of an impossible romance. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Absynthe Minded [19:30] Indie pop interspersed with jazz, gypsy swing and rock. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tom Grennan [19:45] This British singer-songwriter shot to fame in 2016 with his vocals on Chase & Status’s ‘All Goes Wrong’. His latest album ‘Evening Road’ features his famous husky voice. DB’S > Russ Rankin [20:00] Solo acoustic show by activist and frontman of punk band Good Riddance. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Chef’Special [20:00] After being the support act for Twenty One Pilots, this Dutch rock band finally got the fame it deserves. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Umbilical

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PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Wed 2.

29 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Metronomy [19:45] One of the greats of the indie scene, with hits like ‘The Look’ and ‘The Bay’. Its success is not surprising; Metronomy’s catchy electro pop can make anyone dance. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hooverphonic [20:15] This Belgian band is still going strong after more than 15 years. For this tour, they’ve brought along a twenty-man orchestra, so it’s bound to become an unforgettable evening. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Noah Gundersen [20:30] If you’re a fan of singer-songwriters like Ryan Adams and Strand Of Oaks, you should definitely check out Noah Gundersen’s calming indie-like music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Avi Kaplan [20:45] You might know Avi Kaplan from his part in the famous a cappella band Pentatonix, where his absurdly low voice always managed to stand out. His solo work is full of spiritual folk and gospel. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Wed 2.

30 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ray Chen &

Berliner Philharmoniker [18:30 & 21:00] This concert is all about Ray Chen and his trusty violin. Chen has managed to gain fans of all ages through his social media presence and jokes. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Slagerij van Kampen [20:15] The name of this evening’s show is ‘Rhythm of Life’, and it’s bound to be a true spectacle full of powerful drums, visual effects and hypnotizing rhythms. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Wed 2.

31 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Sophie Straat [19:30] This Dutch singer-songwriter from Amsterdam sings about the effects of gentrification in her hometown. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Oh Wonder [19:45] This British duo makes emotional electro pop similar to the likes of London Grammar, The Japanese House and VÉRITÉ, and rose to fame by posting new music on their SoundCloud every month for years. DB’S > Club3voor12/Utrecht [20:00] Monthly showcase by internet music platform 3voor12/Utrecht. Free

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admission. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Tim Knol & Boogieman – Lost & Found 2 [20:00] Dutch singer-songwriter Tim Knol delves into the rich history of bluegrass and country music. EKKO > Lewsberg [20:30] Post punk from Rotterdam. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Do you believe me yet? [20:00] Choreographer Astrid Boons makes a connection between how the body stores unresolved traumas through dissociation and the reality of our virtual self in the digital age.

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1 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > National Choirs

sing Hänsel Und Gretel [18:30 & 21:00] The perfect way to introduce family or friends to opera: a shortened retelling of the classic opera Hänsel und Gretel, performed by the National Children’s Choir. PIETERSKERK > The Gift [20:15] Vocaal Ensemble Cordier brings two setting of ‘Miserere mei, Deus’: the famous one of Allegri (1630) and the one of MacMillan (2009). As a reflection on these setting the choir sings Ruben Stolps ‘The Gift’. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Milstein Soloist in Ravel and Knigge [20:15] An evening dedicated to the violin, with works by Ravel, Knigge, and Scriabin, performed by masterful violinist Maria Milstein. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Subroutine Label Night feat. Howrah, The Avonden & Homemade Empire [20:00] One of The Netherlands’ finest record labels presents a night with the best indie from the Lowlands. EKKO > Peter Broderick [20:30] For lovers of neo-classical, autumnal folk and ambient. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > BRUUT! [20:30] This always well-dressed quartet fills their music with organs and synth basses, but doesn’t shy away from experimenting. On their most recent single ‘Flint’, they prove once again that instrumental music should not be underestimated.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Darlyn [20:45] This Dutch roots pop band went viral on Spotify with their hit-single ‘Stepping Stone’ back in 2016. Five years later, they have finally released their first full-length album, full of groove and hints of electro.

2 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Domcantorij choir, soloists and orchestra present St John Passion by Arvo Pärt. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ron Adelaar [20:30] This neo-classical pianist has been playing in churches for decades, but has been composing his own pieces inspired by Ludovico Einaudi and Nils Frahm since 2018. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Broken Brass [19:30] Next level brass music: this Dutch ensemble combines New Orleans brass with the flow of hip hop, the drive of electro punk and the energy of rock ’n roll. DB’S > Lona [20:00] Album release show by these cold wave Utrecht based twin sisters. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > DI-RECT [20:00] The pride and joy of the Dutch rock scene. In recent years they have slightly moved towards funk and soul, but they still have a true rock-’n-roll heart. EKKO > Porridge Radio [20:30] Pop with a hint of garage from Brighton. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Danny Vera [20:30] With his hit single ‘Roller Coaster’, this singer-songwriter landed himself the number 1 spot of the Dutch Top 2000. Since then, this tattooed yet gentle outsider has conquered every festival out there! TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Remme [20:30] Remme’s strong yet delicate work is inspired by Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson and even Justin Bieber, so expect an evening full of surprises. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > A Clockwork Orange [20:00] A timeless acrobatic spectacle about the beauty, limits and appeal of violence.

3 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Swing College Band [14:45] A concert dedicated to the Roaring Twenties, performed by a talented ensemble from all over the world and accompanied by spectacular visuals. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MixMONK – Joey

Baron, Bram de Looze & Robin Verheyen [15:00] MixMONK was founded to celebrate the 100-year birthday of legendary pianist Thelonious Monk. Their musical

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chemistry ended up being so perfect that they decided to keep going! TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Echo & The Bunnymen [19:45] With classic hits like ‘The Killing Moon’ and ‘Lips Like Sugar’, this iconic band redefined the new wave scene back in the 80s. Today, their influence is still clear in bands like The Killers and Arcade Fire. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Divine Comedy [19:45] This Irish band represents the refined side of Brit pop, with complex melodies and lyrics full of literary references. DB’S > Weedpecker [20:00] Prog and psych rock from Poland.

4 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Dolch [20:00] Black metal infused with stone cold rock on the renowned Van Records label. Support by Bragolin. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Kishan [20:30] The creator of this show investigates the relationship between him, his non-verbal 8-yearold son with severe autism and the world surrounding them.

5 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dominic Seldis – Music, Maestro! [20:15] Dominic Seldis brings you an energetic show full of personal stories, jokes, video and of course wonderful music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Amenra + Jo Quail [19:15] This Flemish metal band has been making a unique form of post metal for over 20 years now. Their concerts are enriched with hypnotising video projections and rituals.

CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MatthäusPassion [19:00] The 100-year anniversary of the Bach Society’s performance of ‘Matthäus-Passion’ is celebrated by an even more incredible concert. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] A revised, eclectic version of Bach’s ‘Matthäus-Passion’, performed by the Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble and accompanied by the life-size dolls of the Duda Paiva Company. 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. DB’S > Dyse [20:00] This two-manband never ceases to amaze with its take on math rock.

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7 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] See Wed 6. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Club Fluxus – Blink Quartet [20:30] This Dutch quartet has its roots in jazz, classical music, theatre and pop. Its versatility and mastery of improvisation makes every one of its concerts truly unique. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Federico Albanese [20:30] This Italian composer and pianist writes meditative, cinematic piano melodies that would work perfectly in a film noir. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Blackbriar [19:30] Symphonic metal from the Netherlands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > RONDÉ [19:45] Utrecht’s own RONDÉ is back home to play music of their latest record ‘Flourish’, which is full of intense vocals and melodic pop. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kruder & Dorfmeister [19:45] These Austrian producers were unavoidable in the late 90s. Their adventurous, down tempo trip hop remixes work just as well as they did back then. DB’S > Gnod [20:00] Noise rock from the UK. Support by Mai Mai Mai. EKKO > Tangarine [20:30] Dutch folk duo. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Barbara Pravi [20:30] Her enchanting performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 captured all of Europe. If you’re in need of some classic French chansons, this is the concert for you. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > The Panther [20:00] A thrilling ‘danse-noire’ about the vulnerable individual in a technologydominated society.

8 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Sensual ballads from the Trecento [20:15] LaReverdie, a choir specialised in early Italian polyphony, sings music from three Trecento-codices in relation to the senses and emotions. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > JohannesPassion [20:15] Bach’s ‘JohannesPassion’ is the most opera-like piece he has ever written, full of drama and theatrics. Perfect for any fans of classical music who would like to get into opera.

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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Annelie [20:30] Annelie’s meditative piano melodies are partially improvised, making every concert of hers unique. Fans of Joep Beving or Nils Frahm should definitely give her a listen. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Zion Train [20:00] Dub reggae pioneers. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Vitalic [20:15] Vitalic’s mix of new wave, disco, rock, and funk never gets boring. In his own words: “I am a child of Giorgio Moroder and Depeche Mode”. EKKO > Afterpartees [20:30] No-nonsense power pop. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Christopher Paul Stelling [20:30] His soulful voice and layered lyrics make it hard to believe this American singersongwriter is only 30. His latest album ‘Best of Luck’ was produced by Stelling’s friend and mentor, Ben Harper. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > KISHAN [20:30] Dancer and choreographer Shailesh Bahoran explores the essence of the interpersonal experience by embarking on a journey into the relationship between him, his nonverbal son Kishan (8) and the outside world.

9 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] 'Leçons de tenèbres' by François Couperin (1668-1733), performed by Dom organist Jan Hage. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Amsterdam

Sinfonietta with Beatrice Rana [18:30 & 20:00] This Italian pianist only debuted in 2019, but has already received numerous awards. This evening is once again dedicated to her favorite composer: Bach.

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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fontaines D. C. [20:15] This Irish post punk band is one of the most exciting new bands of the moment with their racing city rock. The members’ love for poetry works surprisingly well with their rough beats.

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Dayglow [19:30] Catchy indie pop from the US. DB’S > The Shavers [20:00] Last show ever by this Dutch rock ’n roll band. EKKO > Tusky [20:30] Album release show by this local post-core band. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Feuerengel –

A Tribute to Rammstein [20:30] This Rammstein tribute band is so amazing that Rammstein themselves have asked them two times to cover for them. If that’s not convincing

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10 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Montis, Goudsmit & Directie [15:00] This jazz formation consists of three true Dutch jazz legends. Expect classics from musicians like Grant Green and Scofield, but also some of their own work. DE HELLING > Admiral Freebee [19:30] Dutch singer-songwriter. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Randy Newman [20:00] It’s been over 50 years since this legendary singer-songwriter released his debut album, but he hasn’t lost his groove yet. His latest album ‘Dark Matter’ is another classic, with hints of satire. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Hotel Herewherethere [14:00] A combination of dance, mime and theatre, about four people who get lost in an abandoned hotel, where magical things happen.

11 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Porter Robinson [20:15] Porter Robinson is one of those rare artists who can build new worlds through his music. His most recent album ‘Nurture’ is exactly what it sounds like: a unique mix of electronic music full of hope. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > ABBA GOLD [20:30] A spectacular show full of your favourite Scandinavian band’s greatest hits, approved by ABBA themselves.

12 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ramon van Engelenhoven [14:00] Instead of playing Liszt’s sonatas for the millionth time, this versatile pianist prefers rearranging film music to suit the piano perfectly. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MatthäusPassion [19:00] A performance of Bach’s ‘Matthäus-Passion’ by the Eigtheenth Century Orchestra and Cappella Amsterdam is one of the best traditions in the Dutch classical music scene, and for good reason. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Damien Jurado [19:45] Whether he makes epic arrangements full of soundscapes, or melancholic acoustic ballads, Jurado manages to excel in both. Along with

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his Nick Drake-like voice, it’s almost impossible not to get enchanted. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Muyayo Rif [19:30] This Catalan band brings you a very danceable blend of Latin, ska and punk in the best mestizo tradition.

not only seats at this concert, but also a dance floor. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > O S C A R [19:00 & 21:00] In this performance, Arno Schuitemaker searches for a feeling of identity after life has brought you down, with the help of many mirrors and the audience.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Passion Highlights [18:30 & 20:00] This is the perfect concert for everyone who is interested in the ‘Matthäus-Passion’, but afraid to dedicate three hours to it. A shortened version with all the highlights, perfect for people just getting into Bach. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Nothing [19:30] Shoegaze from the US. DB’S > Messer Chups [20:00] Surf and exotica from Russia. Support by Evy & the Assholes. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Clannad [20:15] After 50 years, it’s finally time for this iconic Irish band to bid their fans farewell. The last opportunity to hear Clannad’s magic live. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Postmodern Jukebox [20:15] This American retro formation revamps modern hits into an old-school style. Don’t be surprised when you hear a ragtime version of ‘Bad Romance’. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Hold Your Horses [20:30] This performance is about the urge to hold on to something or someone. Six performers bring the performance to life with dedication and musicality.

CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] 'Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae' by Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), performed by soloists ensemble Cantores Martini. Free admission. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fay Claassen – Live 25! [20:00] One of the most versatile jazz singers of the Netherlands is celebrating her 25-year anniversary of being an artist. Expect tributes to jazz legends, but also enough of her own work. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Nona [20:15] This Dutch singer is often compared to Amy Winehouse and has played in venues all over the world. She might still be young, but she has the voice of an old soul. EKKO > Open Mike Eagle [20:30] Word art by MC from Los Angeles. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Yorick van Norden [20:30] He might have been born in the 80s, but his musical heart lies in the 60s. Van Norden’s first two albums are heavily Beatles-inspired, perfect for people of all ages.

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15 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Beethoven’s Mass in C Major [20:15] A rare opportunity to hear Stravinsky’s ‘Chant funèbre’ and Beethoven’s ‘Mass in C Major’ live, and performed by such a talented ensemble too. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Julien Baker [19:45] Baker’s seemingly simple electric guitar melodies complement her deep lyrics perfectly. Her latest album ‘Little Oblivions’ has a fuller sound, but it’s still just as subtle and balanced. DB’S > Kaltfront [20:00] German no wave pioneers Kaltfront backed up by Dutch punk bands Asbest Boys and Stachel. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > The

Bluebettes – Do you wanna dance? [20:00] It’s always one big party with this swinging female band. And now especially, because this time there are

17 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > ZUCO 103 [19:30] After 20 years, the patriarchs of Brazilectro and the trailblazers of Tropical Bass are still on the top of their game. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Thomas Dybdahl & Metropole Orchestra [20:15] Together with the Metropole Orchestra, this Norwegian singersongwriter will bring his timeless music to new heights. Fans of folk, pop, and jazz are all welcome. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > LUWTEN [20:15] Introversion is a big theme in this Dutch singer-songwriter’s electronic music. Embracing individuality and loneliness is exactly what we need in times like these. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Birds (12+) [19:30] A dance music, and spoken word performance all about the feeling of freedom, and what happens when that freedom is taken away from you.

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18 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Joe Jackson [20:15] After more than 40 years in the music industry, this British singer and musician has tried almost all genres. This tour is dedicated to Jackson’s final album ‘Fool’, but many of his older music will be performed too. EKKO > Dry Cleaning [20:30] Post punk from the UK. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Gold & New [20:00] This dance performance is all about saying goodbye to old favourites and embracing new creation.

19 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > 100 Voices of Gospel [20:00] This hundred-man choir has singers, musicians, and dancers from all over the world. A true spectacle that you shouldn’t miss out on! MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ EKKO > Black Marble [20:00] Melancholic synth pop. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > WITCH HUNT [20:00] A musical and visual show about how women throughout history have been oppressed by witch hunts and how they decided to fight against it all.

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21 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Duo Mader / Papandreopoulos [20:30] This duo consists of a talented pianist and saxophonist. Together, they have travelled all around Europe playing music that made their audiences feel

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22 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mantangi

Quartet & Carel Kraayenhof [18:30 & 21:00] A concert with all of Astor Piazolla’s best works, the master of tango who gave new life to old traditions. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Lakshmi [19:30] Musician, songwriter and theatre maker from the Netherlands makes music that sounds like ‘pop noir’, according to herself. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] See Thu 21.

23 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Domcantorij choir, soloists and baroque orchestra present music by Händel and Rameau. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > DeLange [20:30] Frank DeLange grew up around Chopin, Satie and Debussy. He later went on to study music and now makes magical piano music with the help of his synaesthesia! MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dead Can Dance [20:15] This goth duo has been making a mix of medieval folk, classical and ambient music. Tonight, they will play a selection of their best works. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Disco 250 By Ben Liebrand [21:00] Without doubt one of the pioneers of remixing and DJ-ing. If you’re a true king/queen on the dance floor, you can’t miss this night.

24 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cuarteto Casals [12:30 & 15:00] Four excellent string instrumentalists will perform an ode

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. to expressionist music of great composers like Haydn. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rembrandt Frerichs & Musicians of the Royal Concert Orchestra [15:00] This is the debut of Frerichs’s ‘First Piano Concert’, a jazz piano concert with some unexpectedly abstract twists. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Andy Shauf [19:45] This Canadian singersongwriter is a true perfectionist; every detail in his songs about heartbreak and loneliness is there for a reason. DB’S > Part Chimp [20:00] UK’s selfproclaimed loudest band. Support by Kallaallit Nunaat. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dead Can Dance [20:15] See Sat 23.

25 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jamie Cullum [19:45] This British singer and pianist mixes pop seamlessly with jazz. Since his breakthrough album ‘Twentysomething’, he has sold millions of albums and played on hundreds of jazz festivals. EKKO > The Besnard Lakes [20:30] Psych rock from Montreal.

26 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Belle and Sebastian [20:15] This Scottish band has been excelling at subtle, ingenious indie music for over 20 years. Their latest album is full of sweet yet dark songs, that keep you on your toes. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > The

century of Harry Belafonte [20:30] Harry Belafonte is 93 years old. The changes in his life and in his century are unbelievable. Leoni Jansen, Izaline Calister, Thijs Borsten & Roël Calister pay a musical tribute to this versatile, committed man.

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 6. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Novastar [20:00] This singer-songwriter has many melodic pop rock classics to his name, such as ‘Wrong’ and ‘Best Is Yet To Come’. His latest album was recorded in the United Kingdom, and has some clear Beatles-influences. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Gretchen Peters [20:15] Just like good wine, this 61-yearold country singer and songwriter just keeps getting better! Before debuting as a singer herself, she wrote hits for the likes of Neil Diamond and Trisha Yearwood. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hoth Brothers [20:15] The music made by these ‘brothers’ is perfect for sitting on your porch and enjoying a bottle of Jack Daniel’s. So, for everyone into country, this is the evening for you!

right at home. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Selah Sue [20:00] This diva doesn’t shy away from some genre-mixing: from soul and pop to blues and hip hop, this talented singer can do it all. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ásgeir [20:15] This Icelandic singer-songwriter sold so many albums in his home country, that it is estimated that one in ten people own it. Now it’s time for his folktronica to take over the rest of the world. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What is Love? [20:00] Two ensembles combine their forces for a sparkling performance all about love, through music, singing, and dance.

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28 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Living Room [20:15] New and old music come together in this choir concert that will show you the true power of the human voice. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Club3voor12/Utrecht [20:00] Monthly showcase by internet music platform 3voor12/Utrecht. Free admission. EKKO > Beachdog [20:30] For fans of nineties grunge and screamo. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tré Burt [20:45] This American singer-songwriter is strongly inspired by the classic soul of the 60s. He is also a massive fan of Bob Dylan, and doesn’t shy away from writing a few protest songs himself.

to one of the most underrated instruments in our current times: the organ. DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Organ music from Utrecht by Dom organist Jan Hage. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Cellists of the Royal Concert Orchestra [20:15] A dozen cellos plus a harp is bound to be a beautiful concert. This ensemble doesn’t limit themselves to one era of music, so expect to be surprised. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Mullet Monster Maffia [20:00] Surf massacre, psychobilly and garage trash from one of Brazil’s most exciting bands. EKKO > Yin Yin [20:30] Southeast Asian folklore with a hint of disco funk and seventies psych rock. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > microcosm [20:30] Two non-dancers are taken on a journey through their body, with all the awkwardness that comes with such a concept.

with some well-known guest artists. TRANSITION FESTIVAL – 25 AND 26 MAR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [time tba] This two-day festival is all about jazz. Featuring both long-time legends and talents of the new generation. UTRECHT DAY OF PHILOSOPHY: EDITION 2022 – 3 APR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [12:00] Investigate the world around you through the eyes of philosophers. Join thought-experiments and have your philosophical questions answered by today’s top thinkers. Youi can book a free ticket in advance. WERKSPOORFESTIVAL - 10-13 APR WERKSPOORKATHEDRAAL > [time tba] Foodtrucks, live music and great activities for young and old. PAROW FEST 2022 – 10 APR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [19:00] The ultimate party festival founded by South African rapper Jack Parow. Performing this year are artists like Russian Village Boys, Van Pletzen and Lionstorm.

29 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Van Swieten Society [20:00] This concert is all about music that was once commissioned by many types of kings, written by greats like Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Siberlius’s Kullervo [20:15] This concert opens with Beethoven’s dramatic overture about Roman leader Coriolanus, and then continues with Sibelius’s ‘Kullervo’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Robert Jon & The Wreck [19:30] This Southern rock band just wants one thing: to give you a spectacular rock ’n roll show. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The White Buffalo [19:45] This singer-songwriter makes roots rock, country, and folk, with a melancholic touch. His music was featured extensively in the show ‘Sons of Anarchy’. DB’S > Wesenwille [20:00] Utrecht based black metal band presents its second album. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ben Wendel – High Heart [20:00] This versatile saxophonist will play many of his new pieces, accompanied by talented fellow jazz musicians. EKKO > Mildlife [20:30] Trippy jazz from Down Under.

30 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Best Kept Secrets of the Organ [11:00] An ode

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Kids

1 Tuesday (Mar) PERFORMING ARTS UTRECHT INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL – 4 AND 5 MAR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [17:00] Stand up comedy festival with hilarious performances by (inter)national comedians. BIRDS OF PARADISE – 9 - 13 MAR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [20:30] Five renowned multi-disciplinary artists are offered a residency for one day. They get a free pass for creating exclusive, tailor-made performances, start new collaborations and curate an extensive context programme: both off and online. THE NEW BABYLON - 11 - 13 MAR & 8 - 10 APR HOF VAN CARTESIUS > [time tba] A weekend full of art, films, workshops, guided tours, dinners, music and artist talks. UUNITED MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022 – 24 MAR TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [19:30] Check out performances by the nine student music companies of Utrecht University and Parnassos Cultuurcentrum, together

THEATER KIKKER > KLeuR (2+) [11:00 & 15:00] The floor is white paper. Two dancers roll, crawl, and turn on the floor. Their actions and movements leave coloured traces on the paper.

2 Wednesday (Mar) PERFORMING ARTS ZIMIHC THEATRE ZUILEN > Podium Sprits: Pak ‘m (3+) [10:30 & 15:30] Three seemingly ‘grown-up’ people are fighting for attention in a TV studio because they all want the microphone. It turns into a real-life chase with camouflage techniques and classic misunderstandings. THEATER KIKKER > TimTim (2+) [11:00 & 15:00] Two carpenters build a lot and rebuild all the time, and eventually reality and fantasy seem to intertwine in their wondrous world.

30 Wednesday (Mar) PERFORMING ARTS ZIMIHC THEATRE ZUILEN > Podium Sprits: Stip It (1,5+) [10:30] Toddlers

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and their adult companions join the actors in a theatrical encounter to build a visual landscape together.

3 Sunday (Apr) CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Circus Charms (7+) [15:00] This dynamic duo is back with their exciting musical circus. A mix of singing, dancing, acrobatics and much more, perfect for the whole family.

18 Monday (Apr) CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Zapp Mattheus (7+) [14:00 & 16:00] A shortened version of Bach’s ‘Matthäus-Passion’ that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

20 Wednesday (Apr) PERFORMING ARTS THEATER LOMBOK > Schaap Zacht (1,5+) [11:00 & 15:00] The soft wool of a sheep forms the inspiration for this visual dance production.

EXHIBITIONS MUSEUMS & OTHER ACTIVITIES CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Kris Kras Atelier [every Friday and Saturday] Drawing, painting, smearing, scattering or dipping, anything goes in this creative workshop. CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Open Lab [every Thursday] Get acquainted with new technology, machines and robotics. MIFFY MUSEUM > Step into the world 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 >

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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 HOOGT ON TOUR AT HOF VAN CARTESIUS 12 MAR > CineTopia: Honeyland [20:00]

Visually stunning and poetic documentary about the delicate balance between man and nature. Hoogt on Tour at De Nijverheid 3 MAR > CineArt: Watching Bad Movies with Good Comedians [19:30] Hoogt on Tour teams up with Utrecht International Comedy Festival with a screening of a variety of terribly good movie scenes, which will be scrutinised, praised and joked about by comedians Billy Kirkwood and Chris Thorburn. 31 MAR > CineArt x FAAM | BuitenBeeld [19:30] How do we experience art when it is seen outside the walls of museums or galleries? In this crossmedia exhibition of sculptures, video reviews and conversations with artists, students from the HKU and Utrecht University present art together in a surprising context. KINEPOLIS JAARBEURS FROM 31 MAR > C’mon C’mon [time tba] Radio journalist Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is leading a pretty carefree life, until his sister Viv asks him to babysit her 9-year-old son Jesse. He takes him on a cross-country road trip.

Exhibitions & Museums

BAK UNTIL 30 APR > No Linear Fucking Time An exhibition with meetings, an online publication and a symposium. The project questions dominant conceptions of time and proposes alternative forms of liveable time. BUITENPLAATS DOORNBURGH FROM 18 MAR > Vorm aan de Vecht Together with well-known and emerging designers, artists and photographers, curator Nicole Uniquole presents contemporary work that is inspired by the layered history of country estate Buitenplaats Doornburgh. It is a former monastery, built by architect Jan de Jong in the famous design language of the Bossche School, but once served as a country residence for wealthy regents. CENTRAAL MUSEUM UNTIL 1 MAY > The botanical

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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. SONNENBIRGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Stargazing nights for kids [every Saturday evening] Kids between 6 and 12 years old can take a look at the stars through the giant telescopes. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Sun on Sunday [every 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. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM > Fossil Hunt Download 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.

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cathedral is open to the public 7 days a week. PERMANENT > Dutch Museum 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

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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, but was transformed into an exhibition space for art, located at De Nijverheid. 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, but is now an exhibition space for art. DE HAAR CASTLE 1 MAR – 30 APR > 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 FROM 4 MAR > After the growth The first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by art collective DISNOVATION.ORG. Instead of the overexploitation of fossil fuels, the collective offers an alternative way of thinking based on solar energy which might change the way you feel about progress. KUNSTLIEFDE 4 MAR - 3 APR > The Spatial Analogy and No One Without the Other Ten artists show work that is related to the concept of reality. Themes like commercialism, the mystery surrounding the birth of an artwork and how to start a dialogue are being raised in this expo. 8 APR - 1 MAY > Kunstliefde collection A group show by the artists of Kunstliefde. KUNSTRUIMTE KUUB UNTIL 27 MAR > Z.T. Utrecht artist Vera Pouw (1956-2021), released the tension from her body onto the canvas. They result in graphics of opposition and paintings of the contactless bodies of mostly women that have been thrown into thin air. MIFFY MUSEUM PERMANENT > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends Various 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. MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT UNTIL 8 MAY > Mystical Moluccan Highlighting an extremely intimate religious phenomenon: the piring natzar. This offering bowl plays an important role in the ProtestantChristian Moluccan tradition. UNTIL 28 AUG > A godless Era? The rebellious Sixties Welcome to the turbulent sixties, one of the most revolutionary and religious periods in Dutch history. At the beginning, the influence of the church on daily life was still all-consuming. But cracks appeared: more and more women started using birth control and homosexuality was carefully being discussed. PERMANENT > Museum collection Get an insight into the Christian art and cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD PERMANENT > Visit the castellum Discover everything about Castellum Hoge Woerd, a contemporary reconstruction of the Roman fortress that once stood here. Three thematic audio tours are available in English and several other languages. There is also a free English handout available. MUSEUM SPEELKLOK UNTIL 15 MAY > Straatbeeld Get to know the many different types of fairground organ figures and discover the work of artist Peter Demetz, who makes lifelike, unpainted wooden images, inspired by the age-old organ figures. UNTIL 11 SEP > Toeval bestaat niet The restoration team at Museum Speelklok made ‘composing machine’, following in the footsteps of the ingenious inventor Diederich Nicolaus Winkel. 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. NEDERLANDS VOLKSBUURTMUSEUM UNTIL 22 MAY > People of the market Learn more about the history of Utrecht markets and meet market vendors and market goers. 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 30 OCT > Harmelen train disaster On 8 January 1962, two passenger trains collided near Harmelen. It caused a great shock in the Netherlands.

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Mar/Apr 2022 — MAG Utrecht RAUM PERMANENT > RAUM Exhibitions Come and visit RAUM city lab, the biggest playground for design, art and technology in 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. SLOT ZUYLEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY (UNTIL 1 MAR) AND WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY (FROM 1 APR) > Visit Slot Zuylen Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features, this castle on the river Vecht in the tiny village of Oud-Zuilen was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. STADSBOERDERIJ GRIFTSTEEDE UNTIL 4 APR > Wild in de Nederlandse

City walks UTRECHT LUMEN > [daily, from sunset to midnight] When daylight fades and darkness descends, the illuminated tales of the city come to life. Many are found in surprising places off the beaten track. FREE WALKING TOUR UTRECHT >

[every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city. Start at Domplein. GILDE UTRECHT GUIDED WALKING TOUR > [every Sunday at 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. Start in front of the tourist information centre.

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natuur Photo exhibition by nature photographer Pim Schuitema. 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. 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 UNIVERSITY/UMC UTRECHT YEAR ROUND > Utrecht Time Machine Delve into the history of Utrecht by scanning one of the thirty QR tiles with your phone.

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Practicalities Tourist Information Centre 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, guided 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 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.

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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 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.

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

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New in town?

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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.

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Check out online BAK bakonline.org Birds of Paradise birds-of-paradise.nl Buitenplaats Doornburgh buitenplaatsdoornburgh.nl Library Utrecht 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 DUMS dums.nl EKKO ekko.nl EXboot exboot.nl EXbunker exbunker.nl Free Walking Tour Utrecht freewalkingtourutrecht.com Galerie SANAA galeriesanaa.nl Gilde Utrecht gildeutrecht.nl/english De Haar Castle kasteeldehaar.nl/english De Helling dehelling.nl Hofman Café hofman-utrecht.nl Hof van Cartesius hofvancartesius.nl Hoogt on Tour hoogt.nl IMPAKT impakt.nl De Kargadoor kargadoor.nl Kinepolis Jaarbeurs kinepolis.nl Kunstliefde kunstliefde.nl

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Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht landschaperfgoedutrecht.nl Louis Hartlooper Complex hartlooper.nl/en Miffy Museum nijntjemuseum.nl Moira moira-utrecht.nl Molen de Ster molendester.nu Museum Catharijneconvent catharijneconvent.nl/english Museum Hoge Woerd museumhogewoerd.nl Museum Speelklok museumspeelklok.nl Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl/visitorinformation Nicolaïkerk nicolaikerk.nl De Nijverheid denijverheid.com Pieterskerk pieterskerkconcerten.nl Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl Podium Sprits podiumsprits.nl Quintessens Gallery galeriequintessens.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 Sonnenborgh Museum &Observatory sonnenborgh.nl/english Springhaver springhaver.nl/en Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

Studium Generale UtrechtUniversity sg.uu.nl/en Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl Theater Lombok theaterlombok.nl TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl Tourist Information Centre discover-utrecht.com Het Utrechts Archief hetutrechtsarchief.nl Utrecht International Comedy Festival utrechtinternationalcomedy festival.nl Utrecht Natuurlijk utrechtnatuurlijk.nl Utrecht University Hall uu.nl/en/organisation/utrechtuniversity-hall University Museum Utrecht universiteitsmuseum.nl/english UUnited Music Festival uu.nl/en/organisation/uunitedmusic-festival De Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl Zimihc zimihc.nl

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Next time? LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE BUSTLING HOOG CATHARIJNE MALL, CLOSE TO THE HISTORICAL CITY CENTRE AND WITH THE TRAIN STATION ON ITS DOORSTEP, HAMPTON BY HILTON UTRECHT CENTRAL STATION MIGHT JUST BE THE MOST CONVENIENT STAY IN TOWN. UNWIND AND RELAX

HAMPTON BY HILTON The hotel is located in the iconic ‘Poortgebouw’, which highlights its modern look and feel. The rooms are equally modern, as well as functional. After a day of exploring, the lobby is a great place for drinking a local ‘De Leckere’ beer before going to sleep in your comfy bed. Visiting town

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for business? The hotel lobby is also a perfect place to unwind with your laptop and finish your work before enjoying some downtime. After waking up feeling all refreshed, the complementary hot breakfast is waiting for you. The signature Hampton Waffles and a cup of freshly brewed coffee are a perfect

start to your day. Connecting rooms are available if you want to stay with your family. > Boven Catharijnepoort 4 hilton.com/en/hotels/amsunhxhampton-utrecht-central-station

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