YOUR GUIDE TO THE CITY’S HOTSPOTS AND ITS CULTURAL EVENTS SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2022 Art & festivals galore
What are your plans for weekend?the Tips from locals, beautiful walking routes, the best markets, hotspots and much more discover-utrecht.comScanme basis voor actuele kunstb a k Regular Admission <18, students, CJP, and seniors <12, AICA, Museumkaart, and U-Pass € 6 € 3 € 0 10 SEPTEMBER–10 DECEMBER Wednesday–Sunday202213.00–19.00hrs BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht Pauwstraat 13a THE HAUNTOLOGISTS
‘Keturunan’ tells a story about the Moluccan Indian history from the perspective of the younger generation
The dance performance ‘Fortune’ revolves around the question: what makes us happy? | Oct 14
Flip Fabrique’s performance ‘Blizzard’ brings a mix of acrobatics, juggling, hoop acts, humour and live music |
Two hip-hop dancers and a beatboxer take the audience on a nighttime journey to the land of the imagination in ‘Sribi Switi (4+)’ | Oct 23
The humorous fantasy opera ‘Hänsel und Gretel (10+)’, an adaptation of the famous fairy tale , is a performance for the whole family | Oct 25
We have an amazing program off performances for non dutch speakers. Hope to see you in our Stadsschouwburg Utrecht again. The seasonnewtheaterishere
Choreographer Nadia Beugré brings the provocative dance choreography ‘L’Homme Rare’ as part of Afrovibes Festival | Oct 14
This year, Utrecht is celebrating its 900th anniversary as a city. But that’s not all: the opening ceremony for the Singel (the city’s canal), which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is finally taking place. Combine the two and you get one big party along and on the Singel. It’s all happening on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, so make sure you don’t miss it!
September also marks the start of the brand-new cultural season, so you can choose from lots of cultural events to visit. What about checking out the latest work by Dutch film makers at the Netherlands Film Festival, or visiting book talks with international authors during the International Literature Festival? Curious people can head over to Betweter Festival, with its mix of talks by scientists, music, film, interactive installations and live scientific research, or listen to some new music during the Gaudeamus music festival. Enjoy!
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Find it on the map See64page Forinformationup-to-date follow us on Contents What’s happening Things to do & places to go Spotlight A party along & on the Singel The local's favourites Q&A with Mark Strooker Festivals, music & art Betweter Festival Festivals & Events Let’s go out Gaudeamus Festival Music as a lifeforce Exhibitions & Museums Art in open ground Literature 5x ILFU Music Great gigs Movies 4x Netherlands Film Festival Kids Battling colours Explore Art route for kids Theatre Cult hit Shopping Go on a treasure hunt Eat & drink 5x Shaken & stirred The new local Mathieu Reboul-Salze Throwback Road to nowhere Cultural Events Calendar CheckMap out Practicalitiesonline67666453504844403833323028262420181614106 CALENDAREXPLORESHOPPINGCULTUREEAT&DRINKMAP18 40 44 33 5Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO POP-UP RESTAURANT
> 1 to 25 September, Fort Rijnauwen sterkwater.nl/editie/fort-bij-rijnauwen
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Although the 32-hectare nature reserve Rijnauwen is a popular area for ramblers, they rarely get the chance to visit the fort there. Good news: in September you’ll be able to spend an evening behind the normally locked fences. From 1 to 25 September, the travelling pop-up restaurant will take you on a voyage of discovery through the ancient buildings, after which you’ll dine in one of the historical vaults.
Every Wednesday evening, experienced and novice stand-up comedians clamber onto the stage at Hofman Utrecht to share their best jokes and most amusing stories. They perform in English every other week, so it’s a perfect evening out for those who don’t understand Dutch (yet!) You can reserve tickets online tix4all.nl/ticketshop/viahofman-utrecht.
> 7 and 21 September, 5 and 19 October, Hofman Utrecht hofmanutrecht.nl September&October
The yearly Grand Utrecht Dinner (Het Grote Stadsdiner) will take place on 17 October, World Poverty Day. Top chef Leon Mazaraic from Grand Hotel Karel V has created an Utrecht gardeners’ soup specially for the occasion, using ingredients from local gardeners wherever possible. If you want to join in, you can order a soup pack for four people for just € 1. To sup your soup together with others, register with EetMee.nl and organise your own soupsupping event. Alternatively, you can come to one of the special dining locations.
SOUP TOGETHER Grand Utrecht Dinner
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A café-restaurant and lowthreshold podium for novice and established artists: ’t Oude Pothuys on Oudegracht has been a breeding ground and hangout in one since 1981. It’s been frequented by countless musicians, listening, drinking and eating before and after they played. The tables they sat at bear their names. But why is it called ‘t Oude Pothuys? There used to be a well in front of the house, which was later used to store pots and pans. So ‘Puthuys’ (well house) became ‘Pothuys’ (pot house).
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HIDDEN GEM ’t Oude Pothuys
17 October, various locations stadsdinerutrecht.nl
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The best of americana, blues, roots, alt-country and other related music styles take centre stage during the eighth edition of Ramblin’ Roots festival. One of the musicians that will take to the stage is English singer Elles Bailey, who contracted severe pneumonia as a child. She was left with a slightly hoarse voice, which actually fits perfectly with blues, rock and soul. Other confirmed are Canadian country musician Tenile Townes, French singer songwriter Baptiste W. Hamon, roots collective The Hello Darlins and many others.
50 years of Theater Kikker
You might just come across one of them somewhere in the city: ‘playgrounds’ created by Theater Kikker in honour of their 50th anniversary. The playgrounds are in public spaces dotted around the city, and there’s plenty to see and do: from pop-up performances to installations. If you fancy a good old-fashioned dance party, come to KlupKikker on Saturday 8 October. Get blown away by acts by Connor Schumacher and DOX, and enjoy the sounds of the global disco, house and more by the Disko Disco DJs. And if you’re still feeling fired up at 4 a.m., move on to MellowKikker and watch the sun rise.
> 22 October, TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl
> 1 to 9 October, various locations theaterkikker.nl
THE BEST OF AMERICANA, BLUES, ROOTS AND ALT-COUNTRY TAKE CENTRE STAGE DURING RAMBLIN’ ROOTS FESTIVAL
3 September, Werkspoorkathedraal werkspoorkathedraal-utrecht-2022theaterkantoor.nl/ligconcertenART ROUTE
On Saturday 3 September, pop a mat under your arm and go to the Werkspoorkathedraal, when this gigantic factory hall dating from 1914 will be transformed into a concert hall. You have two options: the afternoon programme features the Best of Einaudi with music by Ludovido Einaudi, and in the evening, four pianists will perform Simeon ten Holt’s classic Canto Ostinato.
Springplank Springplank (‘springboard’) offers a stage to recently graduated students from various art academies throughout the Netherlands. During the Springplank art route, you can check out the works, ranging from design and theatre to installations and illustrations. TivoliVredenburg, Museum Speelklok and Central Library are some of the venues, but you can also find works of art in more intimate venues.
> 1 to 4 September, various locations springplankexpositie.nl -
BookFOTODOKClub#31 This is the platform for the stories behind photo books. In this live talk Hornstraphotophotographershow,andbookloverRobandcreativeeditor-in-chiefof De Correspondent Sterre Sprengers interview the story makers
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varietyspecialpublishers.photographers,designersandTheysharestoriesaboutaofsubjectswiththeaudience. > 12 TivoliVredenburgOctober, tivolivredenburg.nlfotodok.org September&October
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Sunday 11 September, 12:00 to 18:00 Cultural previews Previews of the new cultural season are on show in various hotspots along the Singel. There is theatre and dance in the
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HOP ON, HOP OFF Travel in style and take an electric boat to and from the hotspots along the Singel. You might even catch a surprise performance on the quay while sailing past.
On Saturday 10 September, some forty monumental buildings throughout the city Five Dollar Shake Photography HaasdeJelmerHamers,Anne
Sunday 11 September, 12:00 to 18:00 Heritage Day
THIS YEAR, UTRECHT IS CELEBRATING ITS 900TH ANNIVERSARY AS A CITY. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL: THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE SINGEL (THE CITY’S CANAL), WHICH WAS CANCELLED IN 2020 DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, IS FINALLY TAKING PLACE. COMBINE THE TWO AND YOU GET ONE BIG PARTY ALONG AND ON THE SINGEL, AND AROUND THE STATION. IT’S ALL HAPPENING ON SATURDAY 10 AND SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER AND HERE ARE EIGHT THINGS YOU MUSTN’T MISS!
Sunday 11 September, 13:00 to 17:00 TIP
Take a stroll You can walk around the Singel on your own, but it’s more fun to join a guided tour. The guides from Gilde Utrecht are giving free guided tours, and telling you all about the architecture, visual art, history of the city and nature along the way.
culturalKareloppositeinSonnenborgh,stand-upformerUtrecht,StadsschouwburgvisualartintheWolvenpleinprison,comedyinliteratureapop-upreadingroomtheGrandHotelV,acreativeandchildren’sfestival on Paardenveld, a film programme in the Louis Hartlooper Complex, and music during a Lazy Sunday Afternoon in Park Lepelen burg. You can also head to Leidsche Rijn district for all kinds of cultural activities.
Photography VerhoeksJelle the 22nd floor of Central Park for a morning yoga session. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not go abseiling from Creative Valley with Club Dare, or try an assault course on Smakkelaarsveld? Club Jazz will provide the good vibes in Creative Valley. And Club Jochie is running a sort of Where’s Wally game in the Inntel Hotel, where you can go in search of jochies and wijffies (Utrecht dialect for boys/men and girls/women) in costume. Real dare-devils can even win a walk on the iconic Bollendak (the roof of the station square, that’s made of innovative inflatable cushions).
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Saturday 10 September, 10:00 to 18:00 Go ‘clubbing’ Visit parts of the station area that are usually off limits. Club Relax is taking a hundred lucky individuals to REAL DARE-DEVILS CAN WIN A WALK ON THE ICONIC ‘BOLLENDAK’
Sunday 11 September, 20:30
> Sunday 11 September, 10:00 to 18:00 Concert on the water A festive end to this two-day party: a free open-air concert on the water TivoliVredenburg.oppositeSitback in your boat or on the quayside and enjoy the classical music or the more Gallowstreet.afrobeatansheetPynarellospontaneousadventurous,musicby(noconductor,nomusic),combinedwithexhilaratingmixoffunk,andjazzby
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The bar used to be in Zuilen, until the building went up in flames in early 2021.
‘I was in shock for the first couple of days. But at the end of the day, you have to pull yourself together. We got so much support: from local, national and international off-licences, to a friend of my youngest child, who donated €5 from his piggy bank. After the fire, the council decided that Oproer was an important municipal asset, and we realised that people missed us. The plans for this branch in Overvecht were already underway. The idea was to liven up the area a bit. So although the building is newer, we’ve given it an ‘alternative’ vibe, but with heating instead of blankets like in Zuilen. Ha ha! We wanted to attract a mixed group of drinkers by providing pub quizzes, films and games nights. This seems to be working. Our customers need to feel as if they can pop in anytime for a whole evening or a quick pint.’
WITH MARK STROOKER By Wieneke van Koppen I n March, a huge new beer bar opened in Overvecht: Oproer Brouwerij . Their selection of home brews and snacks changes regularly, but they’re all plantbased, some even gluten-free. Co-owner Mark Strooker explains: ‘ We aren’t just doing our bit for the plant-based revolution; we’re going all out. And we’re here for everyone . For example, we discovered that we could brew good gluten-free beer, so now we’ve got four different ones on the menu. People come here specially for it! If you’re okay with any beer, we can give you personal tips, but Blonde Enigma is a great all-rounder. It’s a non-sweet pale beer that even non-beerdrinkers seem to like. We’re also famous for our IPAs. And then there’s our beer tasting tray - that comes highly recommended! Beer is just great: you can do so much with the flavour. But people who don’t drink beer are also welcome. We have coffee from The Village, wine and soft drinks. Our aim is to be a meeting place for local residents, including children (with their parents obviously). We’ve got a play area so that parents can enjoy a drink without having to balance a child on their lap. The place is full of nooks and crannies actually, which is nice for grown-ups too.’
THE FAVOURITESLOCAL’S Photography
‘I love all the local Utrecht breweries, but if I had to choose one, it would be De Kromme Haring . It has a unique vibe and good, wild ales. These ales are brewed with yeast from the Belgian Zenne valley. This yeast makes the beer a bit funky. De Kromme Haring (and our brewery) brew this beer in old barrels to allow the flavours and aromas to mature. If you pay them a visit, you must try their latest wild ale. It’s always one of a kind!’
Fruity or serious ‘De Bierverteller beer shop is founded by a real beer buff. You’ll find special beers from all around the world, as well as local brews. There’s a special range of fruity beers, or a selection of heavier, more serious ales if that’s what you’re into.’
Retro vibe ‘ Koffie Leute café has a great retro vibe. It’s full of old consoles and lamps, stuff from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. It’s a bit like my house actually, with lots of green, yellow and orange. And they play my kind of music, both indie and electronic. The coffee is great, but I come for the whole scene. They’ve even got a record store.’
De Bierverteller Oproer Brouwerij De Nijverheid
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Magical spot ‘I live in Zeist, just around the corner from acres of natural beauty: from polders, rivers and lakes, to forests, heathland and sand dunes. Take Heidestein at Driebergen, for example. If you go for a walk there, you start off in woodland with a semi-walled, man-made lake. If you carry on walking, you get to some heathland with a pond where you can take a sneaky dip. It’s just a magical spot!’
‘I love alternative places, and De Nijverheid has something special. It’s a hotspot for artists and people who want to do their own thing and make a difference to the world. They try to bring Utrecht to life by organising exciting, cultural programmes. I particularly enjoy their musical events; they always have something that little bit different.’
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A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE BETWETER FESTIVAL
This festival is a mix of talks, music, film, interactive installations and live scientific research, with plenty to do for non-Dutch speakers. Geologist DrJoão Trabucho Alexandre (Utrecht University) will explore what the history of the Earth can teach us about the future, philosopher DrGulzaar Barn(Utrecht University) will explain how big tech is undermining our democracy, and media scientist Donya Alinejad(Utrecht University) will discuss how social media are influencing our ideas and the impact this is having on science. There will also be music and hands-on scientific experiments. > 30 September, TivoliVredenburg betweterfestival.nl
music,Festivals,art& more SEPTEMBER MARKS THE START OF THE CULTURAL SEASON, SO THERE ARE A LOT OF FESTIVALS, EXHIBITIONS, LIVE GIGS AND THEATRE PERFORMANCES TO CHOOSE FROM. LET MAG UTRECHT BE YOUR GUIDE! CULTURE 17Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
Celebrate late summer at the Merwede creative hotspot.
VOYAGE OF MERWEDEDISCOVERYLATE-SUMMER FESTIVAL
Normally a regular autumn event and now back on the programme: the Bockbierfestival. A chance to try over 25 different bockbieren (special autumn brews) from local breweries. Listen to some live music by Utrecht-based bands, bust some moves to the tunes of the DJs, join a beer-tasting session, check out the top bock elections and enjoy some BBQ delights from the smoker! 14, 15 and 16 JanskerkhofOctober, bockbierfestival.nl
> 17 September, creative hotspots in Merwede makersvanmerwede.nl
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On 17 September, a voyage of discovery has been organised past Kanaal30, Vechtclub XL/Beton-T, de Createur, Skatepark Utrecht and Karma Kebab/building M and the Serinya gallery. There’s plenty going on, from a vintage market, dance performances, theatre (also for kids) and exhibitions, to sports activities, live music, freshly brewed beer, local food, a street course for skaters and a roller-skate disco with a DJ.
Photography VonkRuudNissen,ElskePhotography,Bobbie BEER GARDENMOUT A huge beer garden with over two hundred different craft beers from home and abroad (draught and tinned), live music, special beer tastings and delicious food: if you’re a beer buff, you won’t want to miss the Mout Bierfestival in Wilhelminapark in September.early > 9 to 11 September, Wilhelminapark moutbierfestival.nl CULTUREUNCOVERED Brewery De Leckere 25thcelebratingisitsbirthdaywiththreedaysfullofcraftbeerfrom fifteen different breweries, live music and DJs. > 16, 17 and WerkspoorhavenSeptember,18 uncoveredfest.nl ZONCULTURALSUNDAYS:FESTIVAL residentspresentationsfestivalNeighbourhoodwithfreeperformances,workshopsandbyofOndiepandZuilen. > 25 September, in and around ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen zimihc.nl &FestivalsEvents 19Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
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question: what does it mean to be yourself? Maya: ‘Sharing stories and discovering what touches our hearts helps us to connect and bond with each other.’
DURING GAUDEAMUS, THE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR BUDDING MUSICAL PIONEERS, THE UTRECHT-BASED CELLIST MAYA FRIDMAN WILL PLAY THE SEMI-THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE THE MYTH OF MEDUSA . IT TELLS THE STORY OF A GREEK PRIESTESS WHO, AFTER BEING RAPED, TURNS INTO A MONSTROUS BEING. THE AIM OF THIS PIECE IS TO GENERATE MORE UNDERSTANDING FOR THE NIGHTMARE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE GO THROUGH.
The Myth of Medusa is about a woman who is raped. An intense, but all too topical subject. Why did you want to perform it? ‘I’m a huge fan of the composer Saskia Venegas, who wrote this piece. Her musical language is powerful yet serene, and her work encompasses both music and theatre. The performer must get under the skin of the character that Saskia creates, and this is right up my street. In the story of Medusa, the transformationundergoescharacteraprofoundaftera traumatic, painful experience: rape. You have to make the audience feel what she’s going through. I love the lifeforce in the music, which starts with electronic accompaniments, followed by my cello and vocals. Medusa’s meditative prayers are cut short and replaced by extreme fear, as the music becomes more intense. At the end of the story she transcends her own death and becomes a goddess. This is a metaphor for F rom Shostakovich to Vivaldi and Wagner: Maya Fridman has been enchanted by classical music since she was a child. She started improvising on the piano at the age of four and began cello lessons at six. She and her mother regularly attended opera and ballet performances and jazz concerts. When Maya was twenty years old, she moved from Russia to Amsterdam to study at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. She graduated with a distinction for cello and in 2013, she won the Grote Prijs van Nederland as best Maya:musician.‘Thecello feels like an extension of my thoughts and emotions. I love the creative freedom that this instrument gives me.’ Her career got off to a flying start. She appeared at the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, went on tour with guitarist Harry Sacksioni and released ten albums and three EP’s under the Utrecht TRPTK label, of which she is co-founder. She describes her music as ‘adventurous and often totally improvised’. She wants it to tell a story, she says, hence Canti d’inizio e fine, which is about the Holocaust, and Me, Peer Gynt, in which she reflects on the ‘THE CELLO FEELS LIKE AN EXTENSION OF MY THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS’
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‘I feel sympathy for Russia and Ukraine. I was born in Moscow, and I am part Jewish and Ukrainian. It’s important to Gaudeamus Festival
What are your plans for the forthcoming period? ‘I’m busy organising more fundraising concerts; the next series is in autumn. And I’ve spent the past three years working closely with the prominent Russian composer Alexander Knaifel on a piece for the Cello Biennale Amsterdam on 21 October. It’s going to be a multimedia ritual performance, featuring an installation by the artist Noam Ben-Jacov and a lighting design by James Murray. A few days later, I’ll be releasing my latest album. My dream is to keep making more music, here and abroad, and to work with the cellist Maya Beiser and artist Marina Abramović. Ultimately, I’d like to organise my own festival in TivoliVredenburg, the place where I feel at home. But for now, I just hope that I can see my parents, who live in Russia, again very soon and that the war in Ukraine will end.’
The première of a film about Maya’s fundraising concerts will be screened on 20 September: UNITED WE STAND. Musicians in times of war. mayafridman.com regaining your inner strength. I hope that visitors get the same inspiration from the story and music as I do.’ Is it a #MeToo story? ‘No, I think it’s broader than that. The piece stands for different types of tragedy, wrongdoing and abuse between people. Whether at home or in a war situation. This sounds dreadful, but you can only really understand how someone is suffering if you have been through a trauma yourself. Medusa’s story is an invitation to reflect. It can appeal to almost anyone because the subject – wrongdoing - is universal.
Talking of war: you’re organising benefit concerts for the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Why?
keep generating financial support for Ukraine and to raise awareness of the atrocities that are taking place. People tend to get used to hearing about even the most gruelling situations, but the Ukrainians are in desperate need of our support.’
This music festival presents five days of new music for curious people. Maya will perform The Myth of Medusa on 11 September, during the final evening. > 7 to 11 September, various locations gaudeamus.nl ‘PLAYING MEDUSA IS ALWAYS AN INTENSELY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE, BOTH FOR ME AND FOR THE AUDIENCE’
Playing Medusa is always an intensely emotional experience, both for me and for the audience. I think the performance can be both scary and cathartic, but I want audiences to feel free to interpret the story in their own way.’
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&ExhibitionsMuseums POP-UP EXPO ART IN GROUNDOPEN Dancing with a pot plant, blinds that facilitate new biotopes, or eating soup with meat-eating plants? It’s all possible during this year’s edition of the twoyearly art greenhouses.thebetweenmankindrelationshipaboutphotographswallperformances,installations,beTwenty-fourSteckwhichUtrechtDownUnder,manifestationwillbeheldinthegardencentre.artistswillexhibitingtheirobjects,drawings,hangings,andvideosthedisturbedbetweenandnature,theplants,incarparkandinthe > 2 September to 2 October, Steck garden centre Francineutrechtdownunder.nlClaassen 24 MAG Utrecht — Sep/Oct 2022
ELUSIVE WORLD ENTER NEW BABYLON
> 29 September to 15 October, IMPAKT impakt.nl
> until 16 October, Steede Hoge Woerd utrechtnatuurlijk.nl/compostkleding
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A unique opportunity to take your kids on an expedition to a museum: on Saturday 15 October, museums in Utrecht will open their doors from 17:00 to 22:00 specially for families with children between 4 and 12.
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UTRECHT MUSEUM NIGHT FOR KIDS
This Virtual Reality experience created by Foundation Constant explores the possibilities and boundaries of a future world for creative nomads.Pop on your headphones and enter the elusive world of New Babylon, where daily work has been replaced by play and life is lived in poetry.
Red fabric dye made from fungus, leather made from toadstools or a lingerie set designed using fibres from the banana plant. Utrecht Natuurlijk is hosting this free exhibition in association with eight artists, entrepreneurs and scientists, to show how you can use fashion to nourish your vegetable patch, and your vegetable patch to nourish fashion.
5×ILFU MATTERS! THIS IS THE MESSAGE BEING RELAYED BY THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL UTRECHT (ILFU), WHICH IS ORGANISING THE ANNUAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN UTRECHT, UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE, IN LATE SEPTEMBER.
On 23 September, the traffic in a street in Utrecht city centre will make way for a stream of 10,000 luminous books. The installation illustrates ILFU’s theme for this year: the fiction behind the facts. The artists’ collective Luzinterruptus hopes that the installation will literally provide more room for fiction in the middle of a city. It is also intended as a silent protest against the effects of traffic and pollution on urban life. Noise and pollution are temporarily replaced by words, poems, whispering pages and soft light. This is also the last day of the writing and residency tour of ten Utrecht-based writers and organisers of Mooie Woorden. Their story for the 900th anniversary of Utrecht (with ‘a city without walls’ as its theme) will be presented along with this work of art.
Every year, ILFU pays special attention to a master from the literary greats. This year, you can watch films that uphold the legacy of American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). For example, a documentary about Audre Lorde, Bell Hooks and The Price of the Ticket about the American writer James Baldwin.
> 23 September to 8 October, TivoliVredenburg (festival hub) and other locations around Utrecht ilfu.com/festival Literature LITERATURE VS. TRAFFIC
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> 27 and 28 September, Central Library, 4 and 5 October, FilmtheaterSlachtstraat
> 23 September, location tba MAYA ANGELOU FILM PROGRAMME
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> 23 September, Dom Church AUTHOR JONATHAN FRANZEN WILL OPEN THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL
The American author Jonathan Franzen will open this year’s festival with a talk about his latest novel Crossroads, his previous novels and the relevance of fiction in the current era. Crossroads tells the story of an American family in the Mid-West, on the crossroads of a moral crisis. As in all his novels, Franzen manages to suffuse the minor, personal life of this family into a larger, societal context. Book of the Year in many reviews and an instant New York Times bestseller.
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This festival day is designed to show that literature belongs in the heart of social debate. If you want to understand the world, you need the imagination of writers to fathom, supplement, correct or upturn our view of that world in their novels and stories. This year, BritishwillUkraine.thefeminismcolonialism,andinequality,assubjectstoandphilosophersjournalists,meetauthorsfictionalwillacademics,discusssuchclimate,oldnewandwarinTheyincludethe
the best international and Dutch Young Adult writers, including the Syrian Zoulfa Katouh (As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow), the American Mackenzi Lee (Montague Siblings series), the German Laura Kneidl and the Dutch Rani de Vadder (Toxin), Stefan Raatgever (The story about a boy who jumped off a cliff and landed softly) and Nadine Swagerman (Aan de andere kant van geluk). All of these authors will be signing books afterwards at the YA market. And there’s a fun goodie bag for all visitors.
Olivia Laing and Sharon Dodua Otoo, the Malaysian Tash Aw, the Israeli AyeletGundarGoshen and the LiteratureEuropean prize nominee, Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
HE:LEEN This festival in the district of Rotsoord is back again with lots of music, art, adventure and discovery in both familiar and unfamiliar places - from a restaurant and a petting zoo to a hotel room and a water tower. You can visit HE:LEEN for free until 19:00. After that, six bands will take to the stage for HE:LEEN+. You will need to buy a ticket for these gigs, but it’s worth is because so far, Fata Boom, 45acidbabies, LE MOTAT, Primaat and LQRQ have been confirmed. > 10 September, Rotsoord district heleenfestival.nl
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This British singer is no stranger to the music business: her father is Paul Cook, former drummer with the Sex Pistols, and her mother is Jeni Cook, background singer with Culture Club. Hollie’s mix of modern pop and vintage reggae (which she refers to as tropical pop) conjure up visions of the Jamaican summer of the early 1970s. When she’s on stage, it’s strictly good vibes only.
> 5 September, dB’s dbstudio.nl
> 30 October, De Helling dehelling.nl
The American singer Sarah Shook did everything that their mother told them not to, including drinking whisky to drown their sorrows and having numerous pointless one-night stands. But without these life experiences, they couldn’t have written the gritty songs they write about them. And the good news is that this born artist and their amazing band The Disarmers are finally coming to the Netherlands.
> 8 September, Hofman Utrecht hofman-utrecht.nl
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Every Thursday evening during Hofman Live, the best up-and-coming acts will take to the stage in Hofman Utrecht. On 8 September, it’s the turn of Mood Bored. This rock trio from Tilburg combine lively rock, punky bass lines and raw guitar in their nostalgic songs about finding your way in a world marked by setbacks.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
> 25 September, 11:45 A NINE-DAY FILM EXTRAVAGANZA IS COMING TO UTRECHT AGAIN IN LATE
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We are strange In this playful but also wry sketch of us people (and other animals), Han Hoezen shows an associative way of looking at humans and what beautiful, ugly and above all strange creatures we are. Sometimes playful and sometimes gloomy, the film is entirely composed of ‘found footage’.
SEPTEMBER: THE YEARLY NETHERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL, CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF DUTCH FILMMAKERS. FOUR MUST-SEES FOR INTERNATIONALS.
Hoezen: ‘Last year, I collected hundreds of hours of images and sounds from very different sources. By editing this and combining it with other images and sounds, I gave them a new context.’
> 27 September, 18:00
Twenty years ago, filmmaker Peter Delpeut and cameraman Stef Tijdink made In Loving Memory, a documentary in which they travelled along the historic railroad line between Leeds and Carlisle. They noticed a touching English tradition: commemorating deceased loved ones with benches. They are located in parks, along the side of the road, overlooking the sea or in the middle of the moors. They asked the people sitting on these benches what they meant to them - short conversations about loss, the importance of memory and the fleetingness of a human life. But these encounters portrayed a constricted England: white, middle class, polite. So now, twenty years later, they decided to travel along the same route again with the benches as a common thread. A lot has happened, so the stories will be different.
> 21 to 30 September, various locations filmfestival.nl/en Walk the land
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Animated film by Erik van Schaaik.
> 26 September, 21:00
Prince of Muck
In Prince of Muck, Dutch director Cindy Jansen brings a cool, seemingly detached ‘outside eye’ to a classic Scottish scenario, as a Laird surveys his Life and Land.Just as the themes and exact cinematic language in Jansen’s first mid-length documentary film, Auld Lang Syne, reveal complex family ties at play, here too, the carefully constructed narrative gives space to inter-generational tensions, with a slow-burn, dramatic effect.
> 23 September, 17:30
When Knud comes to America, he’s only a young crocodile.
WITH HIS BRINGSCROCODILE-GRIN,IRRESISTIBLEKNUD‘THESMILEBACKINHORROR’
He starts out as a conversation piece at the parties of his owner, a rich film producer, but when Knud gets to play small roles in B-movies he quickly becomes the king of horror films. With his irresistible crocodile-grin, Knud brings ‘the smile back in horror’. His movies - in which he frequently portrays sexy villains who devour scantily clad ladies - are worldwide hits, and female fans dream of being eaten by him. Knudmania! But his luck changes when he is linked to the disappearances of several young actresses. With one lawsuit after another, Knud’s empire begins to crumble. When a disembodied actress - just a talking head - accuses Knud of having eaten her body (albeit with willing consent), Knud’s smile disappears for good. He plays small parts in quasi-artistic European film flops, tries his luck painting and making a pop album, but eventually comes to a sad enddespised by critics and the public - as a pair of crocodile leather boots at a Sotheby’s auction.
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What if the winter were to take over? Not just outside in the streets and fields, but inside our homes, beneath our clothes and in our heart? Would that be so dreadful? The performers from the Canadian company Flip Fabrique transport you to a tempestuous dream world of acrobatics, juggling, hula hoop acts, humour and live music, in which a never-endingwinter has wiped away every trace of mankind. This troupe of dancers is all that’s left.
WORLD FULL OF ILLUSIONS SRIBI SWITI
18 October, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl
23 October, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl
TANGO OR TAP JA! NEE! OLÉ! Somewhere in a tiny grey house, you can hear ‘YES!’ and then ‘NO!’ The lady of the house wants to dance with her husband. Olé! But he just wants to read, so he’s turned her down. This expressive show for children of 3 and above is about a journey made by two people who are very different, but love each other a lot. So will it be ‘YES!’ or ‘NO!’? Or perhaps a bit of both?
This dance performance by dancer and choreographer Lloyd Marengo is a movement from the successful French children’s show A Deux Mains. During a night-time journey to an imaginary country, the characters change into people that only exist in your dreams. Through dance styles such as popping, waving, tutting and robotics, the dancers create a world made up of illusions.
> 23 and 24 October, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl
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UTRECHT HAS A LOT OF ART IN PUBLIC SPACES. YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THE MEANING OF THESE WORKS OF ART, OR WHY THEY’RE THERE. BIER EN APPELSAP, AN ONLINE MAGAZINE WITH HOTSPOTS AND THINGS TO DO FOR KIDS AND PARENTS, HAS SET OUT AN ART ROUTE FOR YOU, SO TAKE THE KIDS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ART IN OUR CITY! Art along Singel PAGES!THESETEAROUT KIDSFOR EXPLOREthe By Bier en Appelsap Illustrations Argibald In collaboration with Gemeente Utrecht 33Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
THE STATUE OF BIRU THE DOG WAS PLACED IN THE SPOT WHERE HE USED TO ENJOY A SNOOZE
> Question: Can you sing a verse from ‘Utreg me stadsie’?
>> There’s a playground behind the Centraal Museum. You can stop here to play in the shade of the trees!
Question: There’s a man with a dog close to Sonnenborgh. The man is upwards.lookingWhat do you think he’s looking at?
Question: Why has Biru got such a shiny spot on his head? Green steps
Chow chow Close to the Servaas bridge, you’ll see a statue of Biru, the chow chow dog that belonged to the Utrecht based artist Joop Hekman (1921 2013). Joop often walked his dog along the Singel, or the dog lay sleeping on the pavement in front of his house. Thanks to a group of dog owners, the statue (a cast of one of Joop’s own works) was placed on the spot where Biru used to enjoy a snooze, in honour of Joop’s 75th birthday.
Question: This work of art is follyDoreferredsometimestoasafolly.youknowwhatais?
ANSWER:Thestatue ofDeSpoetnikkijker (theSputnikwatcher) wasmadeby vandalism.thetoOswaldWenckebach.On4October1957,mucheveryone’ssurprise,formerSoviet-Unionlaunchedthefirstsatellite:Sputnik1.Oswaldwantedthestatuetoconveyfeelingsof‘astonishment,fearandunease’.Itwasremovedinthe1960sduetoFiftyyearslater,thestatuewasre-erectedonServaasbolwerkattherequestoflocalresidents.
We start the route close to the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory. The Observatory was built in the 19th century on the site of a 15thcentury fortress. The museum
ANSWER:Because somanypeoplestop topathim. ANSWER:Afollyisaan ornamentalbuildingor structurewithno practicalpurpose.everyone’ssurprise,the restaurants.and
In 2018, a work of art called StaircaseVanishing by Birthe Leemeijer was placed behind the Centraal Museum. It looks like a staircase, but the steps are tilted. The work represents a connection between museum and park, park and water, and art and life. Special plants were planted between the steps. In 2021, an over diligent city gardener burned all the plants away, thinking they were weeds. Luckily, the plants were replaced and the steps are now green again, creating a source biodiversityof along the Singel.
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>> Fancy something to eat? Twijnstraat is packed with fun shops and
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Utreg, my city Smack in the middle of the pavement close to the cafés on Ledig Erf, there’s a statue of Herman Berkien, made by Frans dialect,songswell(1942andUtrechtBerkienStelling.wasanbornsingercabaretartist2005).He’sknownforhisinUtrechtsuchas
The seven metre high teapot was created by Lily van der Stokker for the ‘Call of the Mall’ art manifestation in 2013. It represents the intimate and cosy everyday life, in contrast to businesslikethevibe of the station area and shopping mall. The teapot has been moved several times, in search of a better spot. Can you imagine spectacletheof seeing a gigantic ‘flying’ teapot? Colourful wall In 2021, the streets around VredenburgTivoli-and Hoog Catharijne were given a facelift. They became livelier, more colourful. Designer Hansje van Halem created the design for this mural . The painting draws you in, as if inviting you to look inside the building. It was inspired by the diagonal lines and colour scheme of the Grote Zaal (the large concert hall behind it) and adds a festive, warm touch to an otherwise grey wall.
> Question: Which colours would you choose for a wall painting? >> You’re in the shopping area now, so you could head many nice shops. Or you could finish with a drink on the terrace of Het Gegeven Paard, where you can watch the boats, canoes and SUPs sailing snack.youisinComptoirpast.LibanaisHoogCatharijnetheplacetobeiffancyaLebanese
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On the roof of De Inktpot (a building in the shape of an inkwell and formerly the head office of the Dutch ProRail),Railways,Nationalnowthere’s a gigantic UFO, created by the visual artist Marc Ruygrok. In 1999, a huge TwentyPanoramamillennium:celebrateheldmanifestationartwasinthecitytothenew2000.fourworks of art, spread all around the city, were visible from the top of the Dom Tower. The UFO is one of two that still remain. The lights of the UFO are switched on in the evening and the flying saucer appears to come to life.
The statue of Truus van Lier, a World War II resistance fighter from Utrecht, was only erected very recently (in 2022). Only a few portrait photos of Truus, so we only know what her face looked like. The artist Joyce Overheul wasn’t sure about her body shape and asked a law student from Utrecht University as a model. Truus was a law student in Utrecht, so it’s a beautiful connection between past and present: the portrait from the past superimposedisonto a girl from the present. The statue of Truus van Lier isn’t only a work of art; it’s also a lasting tribute to Truus and all the women who fought for freedom during World War II.
Question: What could be in the bag that Truus is carrying?
Question: The real title of this work of art is ‘So far’. What did the artist mean by this? Have they come so far? How much further will they go? Cuppa?
Question: Could a huge teapot be a work of art? You bet! The huge Celestial Teapot on the roof of a car park in the mallCatharijneHoogshoppingislivingproof
Kids CULTURE BATTLING COLOURS PODIUM SPRITS: GEEL In the world of mime artist Anastasiia Liubchenko, everything, but absolutely everything, is yellow. Even the audience is seated on yellow cushions. Yellow is the colour of the sun. Yellow is the colour of happiness. Until blue appears, a colour she doesn’t recognise. Prepare for the unexpected in the battle that ensues between yellow and blue. For 2 and above. > 26 ZIMIHCOctober,Theater Zuilen podiumsprits.nlPhotography BurrielEmmanuelPayette,HomardBox,Iris 37Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
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This flamboyant post-punk neoglam rock musical has been a worldwide cult hit for years, and enjoyed a short but successful run in Dutch theatres six years ago. Born entertainer Sven Ratzke plays the lead in this tragicomedy about Hansel from East Berlin, who falls in love with an American soldier. In order to get married and flee the DDR, Hansel decides to transform into Hedwig. Performed in German and English, with live music by a four-strong punk rock band. > 10 October, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl
CULT AND THE ANGRY INCH
> 20 October, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl
From 27 to 29 October, international dance and theatre festival SPRING in Autumn presents performances, shows and installations that have never been seen before in the Netherlands. One of them is Dance Me!, a dance battle in which two generations compete with each other in a loving rivalry. This results in the mutual incomprehension, otherwise known as the generation gap, being brought together and celebrated on stage. Check out the full programme on springutrecht.nl. 29 StadsschouwburgOctober,Utrecht springutrecht.nl
SPRING IN DANCEAUTUMNME!
At the tender age of three, Mohamed Yusuf Boss (1986), his mother, brother and three sisters fled their native Somalia. They arrived in the Netherlands, where Mohamed trained as a dancer and choreographer. LÍX, in which he combines hiphop and the traditional Somali dance form Djandheer, is an exploration of his fractured self. What does mean to be one of the first generation of Somalis to grow up in the Netherlands? And what happens when histories converge?
THE FRACTURED SELFLÍX
The Afrovibes festival revolves around theatre, dance, performance, fashion and music from and about Africa. Kaspale’s Playground by performer and artist Syowia Kyambi is one of the performances. Revisiting Kenya’s recent history, Kyambi brings to the fore the many layers of violence that underpinned former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi’s 24-year rule in Kenya. The work investigates the oppressive nature of a regime in which Kyambi grew up, and which informed her sense of self during her most formative years. 13 and 14 October, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl
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40 MAG Utrecht — Sep/Oct 2022 Go on a treasure hunt SECOND HAND SHOPPING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES TO IT. THINK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, PRICE AND THE FUN OF FINDING AN ITEM YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR AGES!
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42 MAG Utrecht — Sep/Oct 2022 How to ‘kringloop’ e ciently? ● Write a list of items you would like to purchase ● Check out the kringloopwinkels in your neighbourhood (a Google Maps search is very useful) ● Walk around with a wide open eye and mind ● Persistence is key! Haven’t found what your were looking for? Don’t give up! Go back every week, or every other week. You never know when someone drops off the thing you want the most! Find it on the map See page 64 By Anita Nánási
One of the first reasons that comes to people’s minds to go second hand shopping is to reduce mass production. It’s a fair point. Many of us have things that we may have bought on impulse but don’t use anymorejust think about that cocktail dress or fancy waistcoat that seemed like a good idea at the time for the next party. Besides the fact that thrift shopping reduces overconsumption, has less impact on the environment and is way cheaper, the Dutch kringloopwinkels have a social goal as well: “A kringloopwinkel can offer employment to people with a distance to the labour market or function as a meeting place for local residents” (allekringloopwinkels.nl), which I experience through a smile, lots of enthusiasm and a chit chat every time I find something nice.
The quality of the different shops varies, but my philosophy is that treasure lies everywhere if you are persistent enough to find it. And what can you find in a kringloopwinkel? Literally anything! Some places specialise in clothing, furniture or I f you are new to the Netherlands and haven’t heard of kringloop winkels yet, let me introduce them: these are the places to go when you want to get rid of your unused items, or when you’re looking for good value items. These places work like charity shops or thrift stores: people can drop off items that are in good condition. After being sorted, lightly repaired, cleaned and priced by the store workers, they will go up for sale. And that’s where the treasure hunt starts!
> Oudegracht 247, 255 and 266 kringloopcentrumutrecht.nl
NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN UTRECHT, THERE’S DEFINITELY A KRINGLOOP NEARBY. I’M ONLY MENTIONING THE BIGGER ONES.
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They claim to be the nicest kringloop department store on their own website. I can’t really disagree with that, as they have a huge assortment of various things. Clothes, books, toys, kitchenware, furniture, DVDs, sports equipment, yarn, craft supply, garden equipment, electronics or whatever you can imagine. But be careful, time flies once you are inside and your basket probably is too small to hold all the treasures you found.
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If you’ve ever walked along the Oudegracht you have definitely seen these places. They stock selected items, priced individually. The set up is lovely and fashionable so it’s easy to oversee what’s on offer. There are two shops next to each other and another one on the other side of the water. If you are tired of browsing, you can have a juice or a coffee and sit down for a second in the furniture department of one of the shops.
toys. These are usually specially selected items which makes your chances of finding what you’re looking for way bigger. One time my husband asked me to bring a wine rack, if I happened to fine one. I found so many that I couldn’t choose, and of course for a quarter of the price of a new one. This comes in handy if you just moved to Utrecht and don’t have any furniture or household items and also don’t have an endless budget to spend on your new place. It’s easy to equip your home with nice furniture, cutlery, glassware and even some decorative items for the price of a lunch in a restaurant. My advice? Head out with a treasure hunter’s mind and you will find what you are looking for! I’ll happily list my favourite kringloopwinkels to browse around. See you there and happy shopping!
> Veilingstraat 10 dewaarde.org
This is the big sister of the shops on Oudegracht. You’ll find this enormous store, where you can buy literally anything, in the heart of Hoograven district. In need of a special life size dollhouse? Of course! Or horse riding gear? In which colour, and in what size? It’s unbelievable what you can find in this place, including stuff you never thought you would need.
> Verlengde Hoogravenseweg 63 kringloopcentrumutrecht.nl
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DRINK&EAT 5× andShaken stirred FANCY AN EVENING SPENT DRINKING INSTEAD OF EATING? WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SPECIAL COCKTAILS AND COCKTAIL BARS, IN AND OUTSIDE THE CITY CENTRE. By Fleur Chattillon Photography ThomassenHugo 45Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
This bar is slightly out of town, but definitely worth a bike ride: the cocktail bar in the One24 restaurant of the Carlton President Hotel in the Zuilen-West district, close to Maarssen. The brown and turquoise tones used to decorate the interior, and the music, give the place a Mediterranean feel. There’s also a huge sunny terrace. Most of the cocktails and mocktails look amazing and are served in a way that has to be seen to be believed. Take the ‘Flaming Volcano’, a cocktail for two which actually spits fire!
The current signature cocktail is the ‘Barrelaged zombie’, made from two different home-made rum liqueurs, which have been left to age in barrels. Very, very special. Owner Daniël Lansbergen is keen to add: ‘The best thing you can after two of these cocktails is go home.’ Don’t say you haven’twarned.been
> Berlijnplein 520 vensterutrecht.nl
> Drieharingenstraat 5 mr-finch.nl
Sometimes you’ll find the best and most exciting cocktails in a local restaurant rather than in a cocktail bar. There’s one such restaurant on Berlijnplein in the Leidsche Rijn district: Venster. As well as the seasonal dishes made from locally sourced products, they also have a great selection of cocktails on the menu.
In his own words, Mr. Finch offers a full-blown ‘fine drinking’ concept. He has a huge selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, but it’s the cocktails that really stand out. Although new cocktails with names like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ regularly appear on the menu, you can also get all the classics like an ‘Old Fashioned’. And all cocktails are served by a bar tender who knows his stuff. If you’d like to have a go at mixing and shaking yourself, they even organise cocktail workshops.
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Floraweg 25 carlton.nl/president-hotel-utrecht/restaurant-one24
Hamburgerstraat 14 behindbarscocktailbar.com
In a tiny, well-hidden spot in the middle of Utrecht, you’ll find the city’s first dedicated cocktail bar. They only serve cocktails and spirits. Behind Bars has a fairly minimalistic menu featuring classic and modern cocktails with a quirky twist. If you can’t find anything you fancy, no problem. They’ll be happy to mix you a cocktail to your personal tastes and preferences. They also have a wide selection of Japanese whisky, rum and American whisky and bourbon.
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DE BOVENKAMER Speakeasies, or ‘secret’ cocktail bars, are a phenomenon in both the Netherlands and abroad. There’s one of these speakeasies in Utrecht, on the top floor of the Koenraad restaurant. De Bovenkamer as it’s called, has an intimate living room vibe and serves signature cocktails and classics. The menu is divided into four categories, each with a different theme. There’s ‘The Garden’, for example, which features cocktails tasting of grass, flowers and anything else you’d find in a garden. The perfect location for a stylish evening of pleasure.
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> Voorstraat 14 koenraadutrecht.nl
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By Anita Nánási
‘Dutch people are very efficient. Efficiency is good, I like that. But is over-efficiency also good? I think there’s a limit to being efficient in work and in life. Being efficient also means for Dutch people to be straightforward, cut to the chase and save time. And then unexpectedly, you can have a nice conversation at the coffee machine at work, in which they open up about their lives and show some vulnerability. This type of communication is a bit strange to me. Dutch people are welcoming for a chit-chat any time in many random situations and then they will say “bye!” and forget about you. You may still think about the conversation, but for them it was just that moment and that’s it, they move on. Although I did discover that there’s always time for a coffee. When you arrive somewhere you are always offered a coffee, no matter what time of day it is. This means that you can spend five minutes talking to each other about yesterday evening or the weekend. Maybe this is why the Dutch are drinking the most coffee in the world.’
‘I heard about SPEAK when I was in Lisbon. I had some time on my hands, so I joined as a buddy to teach French and to meet new ‘Utrecht is a city that is always moving and growing, but there still is balance in progress and tradition. As a quite progressive city, it’s not rare that a change, evolution starts here. This means that Utrecht is a good hub for work and companies as well. People are very social, but also very hard workers. The mentality is: “How can we make things better?”. Rules are not set in stone, things are moving and people want to improve them. It provides an environment that makes you grow. On the other hand, Utrecht is quite authentic and natural.’
MATHIEU REBOUL-SALZE FROM FRANCE
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DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE
AFTER SOME YEARS OF TRAVELLING, MATHIEU REBOUL-SALZE LEFT PARIS FOR UTRECHT TO JOIN HIS GIRLFRIEND, PREVIOUS NEW LOCAL, PATRICIA ASSIS. THE TWO OF THEM ARE COMMITTED TO CONNECTING THE PEOPLE OF UTRECHT, FIGHTING LONELINESS AND ISOLATION. WHILE PATRICIA IS WORKING FULLTIME ON THE SPEAK FOUNDATION, MATHIEU IS HELPING OUT, BUT GETTING BUSIER BEING INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS DAY-BY-DAY.
GO-TO FOR NEWCOMERS
The Key West Beach House is only a twenty minutes bike ride from the city centre. You can enjoy the food, the nice environment and a proper beach.
I haven’t seen a place like Roost aan de Singel anywhere else. It’s a city beach with grass and a very nice bar next to it. The area, the bar and the event centre behind it are all very open to initiatives, like our SPEAK events.
Hof van Cartesius is based on circular economics and provides offices for small businesses. There are many workshops, events and interesting people with great ideas. There’s a cafe as well, where you can enjoy a good conversation.
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BEAUTIFULGREENERY Máxima Park in Leidsche Rijn district is huge. The park and its surroundings are beautiful. It’s excellent for families and to do a workout or to just walk around. people. In exchange, I’ve Portugueselearned to
Whatconversationalalevel.wewanttoachieve with SPEAK is for people to feel at home quickly, through events or language courses. It helps if you speak the language a bit. And you may have a coffee, play tennis or even become friends with the people you meet at the language course. There are quite some social organisations in the Netherlands that organise loads of events. That’s a good thing, because new people can benefit from them. Just like the city. If people are more integrated they may be more active. And if you look at it from a capitalist point of view, they may spend a bit more. And if they stay in the city, they may buy a house and get a mortgage. In that way, mobilising people will eventually benefit the city. The feedback we get for SPEAK is that “you guys have a different approach, because you really believe in what you do, and you are really engaged”, so we hope we’ll grow in the future. Ideally, we would like to be a go-to organisation for newcomers.’
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These two mothers with prams are sitting on a park bench in the sun by the water with Catharijnesingel in the background. This was just before a large section of the canal in the city centre was filled in to create a four lane ‘motorway’ (the shortest one in the Netherlands, as it wasn’t even a kilometre long) through the city for the ever increasing number of cars in Utrecht. To the delight of many local residents, this decision was overturned some forty years later. So nowadays, there are even more benches to sit on by the water. > in collaboration with Het Utrechts Archief. Visit them on Hamburgerstraat 38
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Road to nowhere
> 5 and 6 October, Stadsschouwburg BuyUtrechtyour tickets at ssbu.nl Photography Halie
INTERDISCIPLINARY AND EXPRESSIVE RETELLING
EXIT MACBETH BY NOORD NEDERLANDS TONEEL IS AN
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In EXIT Macbeth, the emphasis is on the collaboration between the body of the animal and that of the performer. Who controls who? And is it possible, as humans, to give life to something when we are responsible for destroying and killing it? This results in an interdisciplinary perspective on theater, puppetry and movement and creates a radical and expressive retelling of the original story.
This adaptation of Macbeth is created by German directors Jan-Christophe Gockel and Jana Vetten. It’s a famous trope: the ambitious alpha man who is relentless in his hunger for power. And Shakespeare’s character Macbeth is the archetype of this. However, one aspect of the original play is often overlooked: the constant resistance of nature to continuous human violence. In this adaptation, Gockel and Vetten raise the question: what are you left with if the masculine storylines are taken out and a spotlight is given to nature and animals? And how can we repair our relationship with Michaelthem?Pietsch used stuffed animals to create unique puppets. This will be the first time that he does not control the puppets himself: they are brought to life by dancers and actors from the NITE-ensemble.
No animals were harmed for this performance
CALENDAR September&October Black Honey Led by frontwoman Izzy Phillips, this energetic, freethinking band from Brighton deals in catchy garage rock with a hint of the psychedelic sixties, which wouldn’t sound out of place in a Tarantino movie. After several EPs and a debut album in 2018, Black Honey released the album ‘Written & Directed’ in 2021. > 16 September, EKKO ekko.nl Events CalendarCultural 53Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
VARIOUS ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > 030 STREET: Allstyle Battle [12:00] In this dance battle, you’ll learn more about hip hop, popping, locking, waacking and krump.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Microclub [20:00] The perfect club night for anyone aged 23+ who does not want to mess up their sleep schedule.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mama Africa [23:00] A night full of the best African dance music, with many genres ranging from mbaqanga and ndombolo to mbalax and coupé-décalé.
10 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 3. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ MOLEN DE STER > Pierre et les Optimistes [14:00] Free outdoor concert. DB’S > Stropstrikkers [20:00] The return of Utrecht’s most legendary hip hop group.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Silje Nergaard & Espen Berg [20:00] Norwegian jazz singer Nergaard is celebrating her 30-year-anniversary as a musician together with pianist Espen Berg.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Whitney Rose & Joshua Ray Walker [20:15] CanadianAmerican singer Whitney Rose makes easy-listening country with pop influences, while American country sensation Joshua Ray Walker writes traditional country music.
3 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Free church concert.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Blackout XL: Hybrid Minds, Calyx & Tebee, A.M.C., Rido, ... [22:00] Utrecht’s one and only drum ‘n bass night. EKKO > Eindbaas 27 [23:00] 80s galore with synths, arcade and neon.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hamza Namira [20:00] This Egyptian singer-songwriter’s meaningful lyrics and merging of traditional Egyptian music with pop, jazz and rock make him truly irreplaceable. EKKO > Protomartyr [20:30] Existentialist post punk. VARIOUS MOLEN DE STER > Poules et Boules [14:00] Jeu de boules tournament.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] Live band night in the café.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Fearless Flyers [20:15] Energetic funk supergroup, made up of members of Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Swamp Dogg [20:30] This American soul singer is bringing his Frank Zappa-inspired music to Utrecht for the first time.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Melanie [20:00] This Woodstock-legend is coming back after her sold-out show in TivoliVredenburg last year. Her flower girl music is still as powerful as ever.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Mood Bored + Blue Milk [21:00] See Thu 1.
PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Kikker X Gaudeamus: Three Degrees from Reality [19:00 and 21:30] Images, sound, smell and technology come together in this installation about the impact of keeping one’s distance versus the need for contact.
4 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ MOLEN DE STER > Outdoor concert [14:00] Free concert on the grounds of the mill.
DE HELLING > The Howl & The Hum [20:15] Dark, hypnotic pop with hints of post punk.
DE HELLING > Made in Purple [20:15] Deep Purple tribute band.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] Live jazz music.
9 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC GEERTEKERK > Händel in Rome [20:15] Focusing on the works that Händel composed when he was in Rome in 1707. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Kjeld + Asgrauw + Morvigor [20:00] Dutch black metal evening.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fleet Foxes [20:00] This indie folk band’s latest album ‘Shore’ is a throwback to their original sound after going in a more prog folk direction.
5 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Sarah Shook & the Disarmers + Jo & The Folk [20:00] An evening of genuine country rock. Organised in collaboration with Café de Stad.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Teyana Taylor [20:00] This renowned R&B artist is not only a unique vocalist, but has written and produced for Usher and Omarion, and also works as a dancer, actress and model.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Rocketman [23:55] The mysterious helmed techno DJ is back with smashing beats, along with greats like Cynthia Spiering, Maddix, Haze, and many others.
11 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. September
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > SOHN [20:30] The combination of this artist’s electronic compositions and his soulful vocals makes him stand out from his peers. VARIOUS DE HAVENLOODS > IMPAKT, RAUM, Creative Coding Utrecht and Setup present: Makers Meet & Eat [12:30] Young Dutch makers talk about their work in the field of (digital) art, culture and design.
1 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Vulva release party + guests [20:00] All-female post-hardcore, sludge two-piece from Rotterdam.
7 Wednesday PERFORMING ARTS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs [20:00] A relaxed night with jokes and stories from novice and experienced stand-up comedians.
8 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Triptides [20:00] Psychedelic West Coast rock.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dekker [20:30] Dekker creates captivating indie folk with Zach Hanson, the producer of Bon Iver, Whitney and others.
2 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Techwaus [17:00] Techno, disco and tech house by DJ’s Timgee, Joeri Gorter, Envello and ANDRO.
WERKSPOORKATHEDRAAL > Lie down concert: Canto Ostinato [20:30] Four pianists perform Simeon ten Holt’s classic. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Let’s Get Lost Festival [13:00] dB’s has to move from its current location due to property development. They go out with a bang with a huge free festival featuring a large selection of dB’s bands, ranging from metal to reggae. EKKO > Jazzalike & Hilssback Brass band [20:00] A hurricane of sound.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Brother Brothers [20:30] This American folk duo sounds like a stripped-down country version of Simon & Garfunkel.
WERKSPOORKATHEDRAAL > Lie down concert: Best of Eunaudi [16:00] Featuring music by Ludovido Einaudi.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Venice [20:15] Melodic west coast pop in the style of Eagles and Stills.
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21 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] The best way to celebrate the UN’s International Peace Day: through a concert with musicians from all over the world.
22 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Cavemen + The Covids [20:00] Garage rock ’n roll from the wildest bunch in New Zealand. Support by one of the finest exponents of the new wave of Dutch punk.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > 30 appearances out of darkness [20:00]
A group of performers moves around the stage, appearing and disappearing, none of them visible at the same time.
Pulsing electronic music that sounds like a mix of kraut rock and art punk.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Suuns [19:45]
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DUMS > UJazz Club Concert: Steven Kamperman [20:00] UJazz’s monthly intimate, small-scale jazz concert. EKKO > Black Honey [20:30] Sixties garage rock with a hint of Tarantino.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Boban Markovic [20:30] This Serbian trumpetist is one of the greatest artists of the Balkan, combining jazz, folk music, and klezmer into his own Balkan brass.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Keturunan [20:30] A performance about the experiences of children of immigrant parents, mixing urban contemporary dance with traditional Balinese dance.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Will And The People [20:30] This British band scored a massive hit in 2012 with ‘Lion In The Morning Sun’. If you enjoyed that, you should definitely check out the rest of the uplifting discography.
13 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Bad Breeding [20:00] UK anarchy punk.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Pynarello & Gallowstreet [time tba] Pynarello is back in Utrecht, and this time together with the eight-member brass band Gallowstreet. Best of all, this concert is completely free.
DB’S > Boppin’ the Rock presents The High-Ballin’ Daddies + Don Diego Trio [16:00] Rockabilly and rock ‘n roll.
DE HELLING > The Notwist [20:15} German krautrock. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lisa Hannigan & s t a r g a z e [20:15] Irish singer Lisa Hannigan is combining her talents with the modern-classical orchestra s t a r g a z e.
ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > ZIMIHC Sessions [19:00] Enjoy intimate performances by Utrecht based musicians and singer-songwriters. DB’S > Witchrider [20:00] Stoner and desert rock.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Otis Gibbs [20:30] This underrated folk artist is known for his personal lyrics and sharp observations.
PERFORMING ARTS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs [20:00] See Wed 7.
LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > Russia’s power game [20:00] With political scientist prof. Gwendolyn Sasse we take a look at the development of Russia’s power and what it means for us.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Mattino [21:00] See Thu 1. 23 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Black Stone Cherry [20:00] This American hard rock band is coming to town for an exclusive show full of their signature southern rock sound.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ólafur Arnalds [20:00] This Icelandic multiinstrumentalist combines classical and electronic music into a unique neoclassical sound with strong melancholic undertones. DE HELLING > Jaga Jazzist [20:15] Experimental jazz from Norway.
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DE HELLING > Dance with the Dead [20:15] Dark synth from the metal scene with special guest Daniel Deluxe.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dubioza Kolektiv [20:30] A mix of rock, ska, hip hop, electronica, and dub, mixed with a healthy dose of Balkan influences.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Van Gilse, Mozart & Moessorgski [20:15] A concert with works by Utrecht’s own
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Iris Hond [20:15] A performance of Hond’s favourite compositions and her own music, together with an ensemble with other talented musicians currently out there.
20 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Riopy [20:15] This French pianist and composer is one of the big names in the growing neoclassical scene. For anyone who enjoys dreamy, calming music.
19 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Opening concert with new work by Jacob TV [20:15] A choir, an orchestra, soloists, and chief conductor Karina Canellak play the latest compositions by Jacob TV. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Ifriqiyya Électrique + Moribayassa + Kako Da Ne DJs [20:00] Ritualistic dance group of the African Maghreb tribe brings highly danceable Afrikacan trance music.
DE HELLING > Fire Horse [20:00] A new Dutch heavy rock trio.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Harry Styles fanparty [15:30] An afternoon for Harry Styles fans of all ages.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Welcome to Night Vale: The Haunting of Night Vale [20:30] The creators of this surrealistic podcast are going on tour. Experience the Twin Peaks-esque world live, with a whole new exclusive story.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Homeshake [20:15] Solo project of the ex-guitarist of Mac DeMarco. Since his debut in 2014, Homeshake has moved his sound from purely acoustic to increasingly electronic.
17 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 3. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > VR Sex + Daisy Daisy [20:00] Synth punk and more from Drab Majesty’s Clinno.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dope Lemon [20:15] The man behind this relaxing slacker rock music is Australian singer-songwriter Angus Stone, better known as one half of indie folk duo Angus & Julia Stone.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ólafur Arnalds [20:00] See Wed 14. EKKO > Cassia [20:30] Threesome from the UK that brings a blend of indie pop and rock.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Blue Mar + Lucky Blue [21:00] See Thu 1. 16 Thursday
18 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ MOLEN DE STER > The Madar Ensemble [14:00] Free outdoor concert. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. ZIMIHC THEATER WITTEVROUWEN > BuurtBand concert [15:00] Performance of the ‘neighbourhood’ band, consisting of people with disabilities. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sofi Tukker [19:45] This American dance has conquered the world with their uplifting house with Bossa nova influences.
24 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 3. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ EKKO > Two and a Half Girl [19:30] Catchy mix of emo, punk and rock. DB’S > The Spyrals [20:00] Psychedelic rock with
Jan van Gilse, Mozart’s elegant ‘Violin Concerto No. 4’, and Mussorgsky’s powerful ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Matthias Havinga and Klaartje van Veldhoven [11:00] Two talented organists shine a light on the four ‘Dutch masters’ of the 20th century: Andriessen, Badings, Wertheim and Van Lier.
ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > ZIMIHC x IJSVOGEL records present: Songbird Session [21:00] Up-and-coming talent gets a chance to perform the recording equipment of the record label.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tord Gustavsen Trio [15:00] After his massively successful performance at the Transition Festival, this pianist is back to play some of the best jazz out there.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > La Pegatina [20:00] Eight-member Catalan mestizo band that makes a swinging mix of ska, polka and rumba.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG Nicolas van Poucke and the Intercontinental Ensemble [14:00] Playing Schumann’s ‘Piano Concerto’ and Mendelssohn’s romantic ‘Symphony No. 4’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ
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DE HELLING > One Morning Left [20:15] Energetic metal core from Finland.
3 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lavinia Meijer & Nadia Sirota [20:30] Harpist Lavinia Meijer and violinist Nadia Sirota will take you on a journey of wonderful music and tell you the influential life stories of multiple classical composers.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > James Morrison [19:45] This British singer songwriter is strongly inspired by legendary labels like Motown and Stax. DB’S > Big Ass Metal Fest [20:00] Utrecht’s only recurring metal fest, this time with the Brazilian death metallers of Escarnium and Rotborn. EKKO > Ray Fuego + Kleine Crack [20:30] Two creative, dark hip hop talents.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > pram [20:30] This Dutch composer and multiinstrumentalist was originally schooled as a drummer, but has since taught himself piano.
October 1 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC
DB’S > Club 3voor12/Utrecht [20:00] Every last Thursday of the month, the music platform 3voor12 hosts an evening with three new exciting Dutch bands. DE HELLING > The Cool Quest [20:15] Dutch soul-hip hop-funk.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Carpe Noctem Day 2 w/ Winterfylleth [20:00] The UK’s number one black metal band.
2 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] Live jazz music.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Nathan Belll [20:15] This singer-songwriter’s songs have simple, yet effective melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
29 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Milow [19:45] This Flemish singer-songwriter has released seven albums in 13 years.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Marc Broussard [19:45] This American singer and guitarist is known for his warm and soulful voice, and his swampy Louisiana sound.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Dears [20:45] This band makes indie rock pop with a dark twist.
DE HELLING > Visions of Atlantis + Xandria [18:45] Symphonic metal night with a double bill. DB’S > Carpe Noctem Day 1 w/ Seth + Wrang [20:00] Carpe Noctem festival presents black metal rituals from French cult legends Seth and Utrecht’s black metal pride Wrang in celebration of their new LP.
DE HELLING > Andy Frasco 20:15]
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bach & Telemann: money, power and lust [20:15] In this concert, the Dutch Bach Society shows you the more profane side of Bach by playing the works he wrote during his stay in Leipzig.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Siv Jakobsen [21:00] This Norwegian singersongwriter is known for her powerful yet fragile voice, reminiscent of Laura Marling and Ane Brune.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG Scott [20:00] music between singer-songwriter music
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Andy Summers [20:30] After The Police’s breakup, their guitarist Andy Summers started his rich solo career as a jazz musician.
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DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Free church concert.
DB’S > Acid Mother’s Temple [20:00] Only Dutch show by these legendary Japanese psych rockers.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Stef Kamil Carlens & The Gates of Eden [20:15] Belgian indie rock icon is paying tribute to Bob Dylan, together with his self-curated band The Gates of Eden.
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4 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Meskerem Mees [19:45] This Flemish-Ethiopian singersongwriter’s warm voice and subtle acoustic guitar melodies are mixed with the harmonic cello sounds of her musical friend Febe Lazou.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > 40UP [21:00] The perfect event for anyone aged 40 and over, full of the best old school music and music videos to dance along to.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Gavrylyuk plays Rachmaninov 2 [20:15] Presenting the most impressive pages of Russian music history, performed by Ukrainian pianist Gavrylyuk.
DE HELLING > Muyayo Rif [20:15] This Catalan party band brings a mix of Latin, ska and funk. ACU > Trupa Trupa + Marathon [20:30] Dark art rock from Poland.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Zombies [20:00] This psychedelic band is back with a vengeance, with a new bass player, drummer and guitarist.
an intense sixties vibe 25 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. 26 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 1. 30 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC
and up-tempo electro pop. 27 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Foreigner [19:45] This American rock band has a number of classics to its name, such as ‘Cold As Ice’. Expect a mix of both classics and newer work this night.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jimmy Carr [20:00] There’s nothing this British stand-up comedian won’t make fun of - no one and nothing is safe!
9 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Isabella van Keulen Ensemble [11:00] Master violinist Isabelle van Keulen bridges the gap between Bach and Piazzolla with her talented ensemble of classically trained musicians.
DB’S > Scott H. Biram + Le Garage [20:00] Authentic and energetic country blues with a DIY punk attitude.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ariel Posen [21:00] This Canadian singer and guitarist is inspired by the likes of John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course The Beatles.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Hedwig and the Angry Inch [20:00] This tragi-comic punk rock musical tells the story of Hansel, who lives in East-Berlin and falls in love with an American soldier. Spoken/sung in both German and English.
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DE HELLING > King Shiloh Sound System [16:00] Sunday afternoon session. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hiatus Kaiyote [19:45] This Australian jazz/funk formation is not afraid to bring a healthy dose of madness.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Amsterdam Sinfonietta & ISH Dance Collective [20:15] A special collaboration, bringing you a unique mix of urban dance and many genres of music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 2.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dublin Legends [20:15] As soon as this band get on stage, it feels like being transported to a real Irish pub.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hot Chip [20:00] This British synthpop formation makes smart yet light-hearted music.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > EXIT Macbeth [20:00] See Wed 5.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tribute to Fairouz [20:00] Palestinian Nai Barghouti is paying tribute to legendary songstress Fairouz and influential women of the Arabian music scene.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > YEKPARE: Ceylan Ertem, Coskun Karamedir, Cenk Erdogan [20:00] The YEKPARE Trio consists of three modern legends of Turkish Anatolic music.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Holland Baroque & Théotime Langlois de Swarte [20:00] Holland Baroque pays tribute to Vivaldi’s Italy, with virtuosic violin concerts and catchy rhythms.
DE HELLING > Ten Years After their Woodstock ’69 Show [20:30] Leo Lyons, Joe Gooch and Damon Sawyer plays the entire Woodstock ’69 set.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Paradise Lost [19:30] These metal legends are in town for the 13th time.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Alexis Ffrench [19:45] One of the best-selling neoclassical musicians of the moment.
11 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Conor Maynard [19:00] One of the few YouTubers who has a successful singing career.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Death Bells [20:15] This ambitious six-member band will take you back to the dark, dreamy new wave of the 80s.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ladysmith Black Mambazo [20:30] South-African ensemble founded in 1960. Since then, they’ve spread their message of peace, love and harmony all over the world.
PERFORMING ARTS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs [20:00] A relaxed night with jokes and stories from novice and experienced stand-up comedians.
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EKKO > Just Mustard [20:30] Dreamy mix of shoegaze, post rock and noise.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet [15:00] This multi-talent has influenced hip hop, modern classical music, avant-pop, spoken word and art with his experimental compositions.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Fortunate Sons – A Tribute To CCR [20:30] This Taking you back to the heydays of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > GINKGO or: 56 million years ago there were palm trees on the North Pole [20:00] Five dancers, a choir and one theremin tell you a story about the end of humanity in a final, ecstatic dance full of passion and anger.
DB’S > Fort Buku presents [20:00] Dutch hip hop presented by Fort Buku.
DE HELLING > Hallo Venray [20:00] Guitar rock from The Hague.
10 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > blackbear [19:45] This American musician and producer has been releasing only bangers since 2012, mixing R&B with pop, hip hop and rock.
PIETERSKERK > Josquin, the other Josquin [20:00] Ratas del viejo Mundo with a programme about a Flemish polyfonist who made a career at different courts.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] Live band night in the café.
6 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > On the way to Schumann [20:00] The Van Swieten Society brings a programme in which romantic composers go back to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Schumann expressed himself in his innovative romanticism via Hummel, Ries and Schubert.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dancing Strings Festival [20:00] All about the many types of string instruments, ranging from the ancient ud to the buzuq and qanun, with performances of three different ensembles.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dean Lewis [20:00] This Australian singersongwriters belongs to the small number of artists who have a song with over a billion Spotify streams.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hermanos
DE HELLING > Welshly Arms [20:15] Indie rock from the US.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > EXIT Macbeth [20:00] A unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, told through taxidermy animals, dolls and dance.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ilse DeLange [20:15] Dutch country artist.
7 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lime Cordiale [19:45] Leimbachs light indie pop with psychedelic, funk and soul elements is perfect for almost any mood.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sam Baker [20:30] A true folk artist, telling stories through his music with a raw voice and guitar compositions.
12 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Consouling Sounds label night feat. IIVII and more [20:00] This Belgian label is known for its fine catalogue of loud music releases. This evening features the dark ambient sounds of IIVII as headliner.
8 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 1. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sitkovetsky Trio [20:00] Leader of this young trio is the phenomenal violist Alexander Sitkovetsky.
CALENDAR American rock band brings a mix of blues, pop and indie/alternative.
ZIMIHC THEATER WITTEVROUWEN > ZIMIHC Sessions: AMIMEA [20:00] Live music in an intimate and informal setting.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wolves in the Throne Room [19:00] This American black metal trio is inspired by the majestic nature of North America, and their metal is even heavier than most.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bruno Bavota x Chantal Acda [20:30] When this Italian composer and Dutch songwriter met, they immediately knew that they wanted to write music together. This resulted in a perfect blend of dreamy, orchestral folk music and intimate piano compositions.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Afrovibes: Kganya [20:30] A colourful dance performance all about love, betrayal, hope and truth.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Moonspell, My Dying Bride, Borknagar, Wolfheart & Hinayana [17:00] Five of the best metal bands in one night. A concert full of doom, death, black and gothic metal. DB’S > Naxatras [20:00] Psychedelic rock from Greece.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Blizzard [20:15] Lively mix of acrobatics, humour and live music.
16 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > London Philharmonic Orchestra [14:00] One of the most prestigious orchestras of Europe. Main event is Sir Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Classical Top 400 [20:15] From October on, listen to the Classical Top 400 on NPO Radio 4 live, and then come to this concert to experience some of the most beautiful compositions in this list live.
DE HELLING > The Smiths Presumably [20:15] Musical ode to The Smiths.
19 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Milky Chance [19:45] Singer and guitarist Clemens Rehbein brings the reggae and indie folk, while producer Philipp Dausch provides the beats.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Julius Lahai [19:15] Danceable mix of mix van funk, afro, soul, rock, pop and a bit of reggae.
THEATER KIKKER > Afrovibes: Kaspale’s Playground [20:30] See Thu 13.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Afrovibes: L’Homme Rare [20:30] Choreographer Nadia Beugré subverts the stereotypical ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ dance moves, by switching them around.
13 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Lords of Altamont ([20:00] Garage rock ‘n roll of the undisputed masters of the genre.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Joris Teepe Quartet & Thomas Johannsen Quartet [21:00] These quartets are both known for their incredible improvised jazz performances.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bram de Looze Trio [15:00] For his new tour, Belgian pianist Bram de Looze brought along master drummer Eric McPherson and bass player Felix Henkelhausen.
THEATER KIKKER > Afrovibes: Kaspale’s Playground [20:30] Theatrical performance with an installation that takes a closer look at Kenya’s recent history.
18 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bjorn Berge [20:30] The first thing you might notice about his Norwegian blues man is his deep, Nick Cave-like voice. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > 40 Watt Sun (Patrick Walker solo) [20:45] Characterised by repetitive drums with many layers of melodic guitar play and touching, enigmatic vocals.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] A concert dedicated to the Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble’s close friends Giya Kancheli and Steve Martland.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dianto Reed Quartet [20:30] See some of the most promising names within the young Dutch classical music scene live.
PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Afrovibes: Pina [20:00] South African dancer Kwanele Finch Thusi is building a new mythology of black and queer bodies and identities.
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 2. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Pynarello Party [15:00] Playing the Rolls-Royce of symphonies, Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 5’ to celebrate their 5th anniversary.
DB’S > Bewitcher [20:00] Heavy metal at the speed of Satan.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Driver Era [20:00] This band consists of brothers and actors Ross and Rocky Lynch. EKKO > Sorry [20:30] A combination of alt rock, trip hop and club from London.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > FOTODOK Book Club #31 [20:00] In this live talk show, photographers, designers and publishers are being interviewed about their photo books.
17 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ásgeir [20:15] This Icelandic singer-songwriter sold so many copies of his debut album, that it is estimated that one in ten 10 Icelanders has one at home.
PERFORMING ARTS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs [20:00] See Wed 5.
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20 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century & Capella
HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] Live band night in the café.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Uriah Heep [20:15] This band belongs to the pioneers of British hard rock.
THEATER KIKKER > Afrovibes: A Bout de Sueurs [20:00] Tragedy about the mirage of migration and exile. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Fortune [20:00] The India Dance Theatre tries to find the answer to the question: what makes us happy?
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > World premiere of Roukens’s ‘Symphony No. 1’ [20:15] A unique opportunity to see the first performance of a new classical composition, while also getting the chance to enjoy established works by Samuel Barber and Daniil Trifonov.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Malford Milligan [20:30] This Texan soul singer is known for his powerful, hoarse vocals and impressive appearance.
14 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > In praise of love [20:15] Holland Upper Voices presents fragments from nearly thousand years of music history and sings about desire, sorrow and excitement.
Gutiérrez [20:30] Two brothers with a love for 50s Latin American music.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hatim Ammor Ft. Marmoucha Orchestra [20:00] Find out what happens when the charismatic Moroccan pop artist Hatim Ammor and the Marmoucha Orchestra work together.
15 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 1. PIETERSKERK > Brabant 1653 [20:15] Holland Baroque brings a programme about the rich music culture in Brabant during the Golden Age.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dotan [20:15] This Dutch singer rose to fame in 2014 with his second album ‘7 Layers’. Since then, he’s released many more singles with an Imagine Dragon-esque sound.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dans Dans [21:00] Three of the best musicians of Belgium improvise in their own unique mix of rock and jazz.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cem Adrian [20:30] An exclusive show by one of the biggest names in the Turkish music scene. He will play music from his latest album live for the first time.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Noa Wildschut plays Bach’s Violin Concerto [20:15] Young violinist Noa Wildschut will play two of Mozart’s most intricate Violin Concertos.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Melody Gardot [20:15] This jazz singer has a voice that is both raw and sensual, and is often compared to Nina Simone’s.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Karsu [20:00] This Dutch-Turkish singer and pianist has played her mix of jazz, pop, classical and Turkish folk music all over the world.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Thomas Azier [20:30] Over the years, this Dutch producer, singer and performer has been developing his own personal sound into perfection. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Isaac Anderson [21:00] Live band night.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Doric String Quartet & Pieter Wispelwey [20:00] This British quartet is one of the most prominent names of its generation.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kris Berry [19:45] This Caribbean-Dutch neo soul singer just released one of her most personal albums to date.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 2. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Thomas Stronen’s Time is a Blind Guide [15:00]
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Villagers [20:00]
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > dEUS [19:45] After 27 years, this Flemish indie rock band is still going strong.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Eivor [20:15] Eivor started her career back in the 90s as the front woman of a rock band, but has since developed into a solo artist capable of mastering many different.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Donavon Frankenreiter [19:45] It’s obvious from his relaxing music that this singersongwriter is a true surfer.
23 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Bach and Pärt [16:15] Nederlands Kamerkoor and conductor Peters Dijkstra interpret works of Bach, De Leeuw and Pärt: three composers striving for musical connection with a higher power.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Milennium Jazz Orchestra feat. Lilian Vieira [20:00] The orchestra combines the texts of modern Brazilian poets with classic Brazilian music.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cass McCombs [20:15] The New York Times described McCombs as ‘one of the greatest songwriters of his time’. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] Live band night in the café.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > ZIMIHC Sessions [19:00] Live music in an intimate and informal setting.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Schiller [20:15] One of the pioneers of electro pop.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Future Islands [20:00] This American synth pop band broke through with their 2014 passionate performance of their track ‘Seasons’ at the David Letterman Show.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > UJazz Club Concert: Christian Pabst Trio [20:00] This trio led by German jazz pianist Christian Pabst makes beautiful live music with daring improvisations and emotional melodies.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Gare du Nord [20:15] Catchy sax riffs, enticing jazz sounds and a phenomenal live band.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Temptations & Four Tops [20:15] Two legendary Motown acts together in one concert. An unmissable night for anyone who calls themselves a Motown fan.
EKKO > Feng Suave [20:30] A mix of retro soul and R&B.
CALENDAR Amsterdam [20:15] This evening’s main piece is Mozart’s legendary ‘Requiem’, as well as a tribute to recorder player and conductor Frans Brüggen.
The drum skills of this Norwegian talent can be heard on more than sixty albums. This time, he’s bringing a whole band along to create a wondrous mix of Norwegian folklore live.
THEATER KIKKER > Tremble - A Skipping Piece [20:00] A sustained skipping cadence takes you back to memories and aspirations.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kiefer Sutherland [19:45] This famous Canadian actor and singer-songwriter has been making Americana-like country songs since 2016.
PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > LÍX [20:30] In this dance solo, choreographer Mohamed Yusuf Boss examines and explores his bi-cultural background.
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PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Avatara (14+) [20:30] See Thu 20. 22 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 1. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ EKKO > The Dream Syndicate [20:30] Jazzy, bluesy psych rock.
MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Club 3voor12/Utrecht [20:00] Music platform 3voor12 hosts an evening with three new exciting Dutch bands.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Charlotte Wessels [20:00] After leaving the symphonic metal band Delain in 2021, Wessels has been maxing a surprising mix of prog and rock.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Marillion  See Tue 25. 27 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > FAUN [19:30] The six-headed pagan folk formation makes medieval music, from melancholic ballads to exciting dance songs, all played on medieval instruments.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Avatara (14+) [20:30] A master puppeteer and an acclaimed choreographer work together to take you on a journey to the world of superheroes and the supernatural, with Brazilian and Indian influences.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Hänsel und Gretel [19:30] Humoristic adaptation of Hänsel and Gretel with a fantasy twist. Perfect for kids, but also with some surprisingly mature themes.
24 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > La Vaghezza [20:00] Consisting of the combined forces of multiple highly talented solo artists, who have come together to make unpredictable renaissance and baroque-inspired music.
DE HELLING > Another Now + Frontstreet + 3 Eyed Kids [20:15] Three Dutch metal bands take the stage.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Archieve [20:15] This British band evolved from trip hop, electronica and shoegaze to bombastic prog rock.
The brain child of Irish indie folk singer songwriter Conor O’Briend.
25 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, JAZZ, WORLD TIVOLIVREDENBURG > dEUS [19:45] See Mon 24. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Marillion [20:15] This British prog rock machine manages to make even 17-minute-long songs hold your attention.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tony Malaby/ Jozef Dumoulin/Samuel Ber [15:00] A Belgian drummer, American saxophonist and keyboard wizard come together to bring you an afternoon of creativity and free improvisation.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mark Guiliana [20:00] He distinguishes himself from other drummers with his almost impossible precision and technique. ACU > Life [20:30] British punk and garage.
31 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dustin O’Halloran [20:15] One of the biggest names in the current neoclassical scene. His meditative piano music is similar to the likes of Satie and Glass, but with a bit more of a cinematic twist. Festivals&Events
DE HELLING > Hollie Cook [20:15} Mix of reggae and tropical pop.
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: Memory Lapse [every hour between 17:00 and 20:00] Distressing theatrical sound installation with old-fashioned tape recorders that makes it painfully clear how we slowly distort and lose our memories over time.
SPRINGPLANK ART ROUTE – 1 - 4 SEP VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Check out the work of recently graduated art students during a walk through the city centre. A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON – 11 SEP JULIANAPARK > [13:00] Enjoy a free concert in the park.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Agraf [20:00] A blend of modern music and traditional Riffian music. DE HELLING > RED [20:15] Combination of alternative rock and metal.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sonata Arctica [19:45] The biggest inspiration of this Finnish power metal band is Queen, which is clear from their melodies and acoustic influences. DB’S > Dia de Muertos feat. Los Paja Brava and DJ Tommi [20:00] Party in celebration of Dia de Muertos.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT/HKU JANSKERKHOF > SPRING in Autum: Quand 3 [19:00] Three performers in three different black boxes are connected through technology. What ensues is a game between the individual and the collective. 29 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 1. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: Memory Lapse [every hour between 17:00 and 20:00] See Thu 27. METAALKATHEDRAAL > SPRING in Autumn: A Dream That Belongs To No One [17:30] Seven performers will evoke a meditative mood with sound and movement. Can we dream together, without sharing the same dream?
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: Collection of Spectators [19:00] On stage, Portuguese theatre maker Raquel André enters into an in-depth conversation with a group of spectators. What do they experience?
UTRECHT LUMEN > [daily, from sunset to midnight] When daylight fades and darkness descends, the illuminated tales of the city come to life.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Echo & the Bunnymen [19:45] This band redefined the new wave landscape back in the 80s with their hits like ‘The Killing Moon’ and ‘Lips Like Sugar’.
30 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Utrecht’s Opera Choir [15:00] A special opportunity to see and listen to Verdi’s ‘Giovanna d’Arco’ about the life of Jeanne d’Arc. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 2.
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TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Grandbrothers [20:30] This German-Swiss duo makes a mix of classical, minimal, ambient and techno, with just a single instrument: the piano.
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jazz Sabbath [20:15] Like their name suggests, this British trio plays instrumental interpretations of legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath’s music. EKKO > Doomstad & Black Earth Festival present: Jozef van Wissem + Midwife + Mai Mai Mai [20:30] Goth rock and heavy metal. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: Memory Lapse [every hour between 17:00 and 20:00] See Thu 27. METAALKATHEDRAAL > SPRING in Autumn: A Dream That Belongs To No One [17:30] See Fri 28. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autum: Dance Me! [19:00] Dance battle between two generations, which celebrates the mutual incomprehension. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT/HKU JANSKERKHOF > SPRING in Autum: Quand 3 [19:00] See Fri 28. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: Simple [21:15] Three performers play a catchy and extravagant game of rhythm and construction in which everything is (still) possible, from crazy to dreamy.
UTRECHT EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL – UNTIL 4 SEP VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] With the theme ‘Galanterie’, this year’s classical music festival is all about 18th century rococo music.
GAUDEAMUS FESTIVAL – 7 - 11 SEP VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Five days of new music. MOUT BIERFESTIVAL – 9 - 11 SEP WILHELMINAPARK > [various times]
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 11:00] The guides show you the most beautiful spots of the historic centre. Tours are in Dutch, but most tour guides are able to translate upon request. Tours in English (or German) can be booked by contacting Gilde Utrecht. Book all tours (kids/U-pas €4/adults €8, 1½ hour) in advance. Start in front of the tourist information centre.
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > SPRING in Autumn: L’Haal [21:15] Together with nine dancers and four percussionists, choreographer Khalid Benghrib gives a contemporary twist to Moroccan sacred music and Sufi dance.
28 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Black Earth Festival presents Throwing Bricks + Doodseskader and more [20:00] Music festival featuring genres from doom and noise to sludge. The Utrecht-based band Throwing Bricks is curating this evening.
POPRONDE – 20 OCT VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times]
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM > Fossil Hunt In this audio tour scientist Jelle Reumer shows you all kinds of fossils in unusual, often hidden places in the city centre.
SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Moongazing nights [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 [4, 18, 25 Sep] Check out the sun through a giant telescope.
LISZT UTRECHT 2022 – 22 - 29 SEP TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [time tba] International piano festival, with ten professional pianists from all over the world performing multiple piano recitals with highly demanding masterworks by Franz Liszt.
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL UTRECHT – 23 SEP - 8 OCT VARIOUS LOCATIONS [various times] Annual literature festival with Book Talks, a Young Adult Literature Festival Utrecht (YALFU) and more.
XTC SHOP – UNTIL 29 SEP
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RAILWAY MUSEUM > Tech lab (4+) [permanent] Find the answers to all train-related questions.
KIKKER 50 – 8 OCT THEATER KIKKER > [23:50] Theater Kikker turns 50 and together with you, Connor Schumacher, DOX and more.
CREATIVE HOTSPOTS >
PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Sribi Switi (4+) [14:00] Go on a nightly journey to the land of imagination, with dance styles like popping, waving, tutting and robotics.
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] Young children are invited to discover the world around them step by step.
VINKENBURGSTRAAT 1-3 > [daily from 13:00] Come to the XTC shop, the new experiment by Drug museum Poppi. The shop takes you on a journey through an imaginary world in which XTC is regulated.
BETWETER FESTIVAL – 30 SEP TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [18:30] A unique mix of talks, music, film, interactive installations and live scientific research.
JANSKERKHOF > [various times]
A chance to try over 25 different bockbieren (special autumn brews) from local breweries.
DE VRIJSTAAT > KunstAcademie (9+) [10, 17 and 24 Sep, 1, 8 and 15 Oct] For kids who want to develop their creative skills. Movies
A travelling music circus featuring a wide range of up-and-coming Dutch bands at venues throughout the city.
DE VRIJSTAAT > De Bouwkeet (6+) [every Sunday] Get creative, just like a proper designer, architect and artist.
SENCITY FESTIVAL 17 SEP TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [19:00] After three years, Sencity Festival is finally back to take you on a journey of the senses. Explore a world of music enhanced by smell, taste, and feeling.
LOUIS HARTLOOPER COMPLEX > hartlooper.nl/en SPRINGHAVER > springhaver.nl/en SLACHTSTRAAT > slachtstraat.nl/en
CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Kris Kras Atelier [every Friday and Saturday] Drawing, painting, smearing, scattering or dipping, anything goes in this creative workshop.
MERWEDE LATE-SUMMER 17 SEP MERWEDE [12:00] Celebrate late summer at Kanaal30, Vechtclub XL/Beton-T, de Createur, Skatepark Utrecht and Karma Kebab/building M and the Serinya gallery.
BOCKBIERFESTIVAL – 14 - 16 OCT
MUSEUM HOGE WOERD > ArcheoHotspot [permanent] 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.
RAMBLIN ROOTS – 22 OCT
A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON – 11 SEP PARK LEPELENBURG [13:00] Enjoy a free concert in the park. DE MEERN 17 SEP DE MEERN [13:30] A party in the district of De Meern with surprise performances and a grand closing concert by Orkest de Tegenwind and the party band of orchestra De Bazuin.
DE VRIJSTAAT > KunstKeet (6+) [4, 21 and 28 Sep, 5, 12 and 19 Oct] Kids are introduced to visual art in an accessible way.
A huge beer garden with over two hundred different craft beers, live music and food.
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900 MINUTES – 1 OCT VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [15:00] Basis, De Helling and EKKO present 900 minutes, a musical relay that will last for 15 hours with Carista, Black Sun Empire, Colin Benders, Tinlicker and more to celebrate night life in Utrecht.
ZON FESTIVAL – 25 SEP VARIOUS LOCATIONS [13:00] Neighbourhood festival with various performances, workshops and presentations by a varied group of artists from Zuilen and Ondiep.
PERFORMING ARTS ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > Podium Sprits: Geel (2+) [10:30] The audience is taken to a world in which everything is yellow. With original live music by Thijs Felperlaan and Yung-Tuan Ku. EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [15:00] This yearly festival is all about the best of Americana, blues, roots and alt country music. SPRING IN AUTUMN – 27 - 29 OCT VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] International dance and theatre festival.
RAILWAY MUSEUM > Trial by fire (12+) [permanent] Experience what it was like to be an engine driver in the old days.
CHECK THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PROGRAMME ONLINE. HOOGT ON TOUR > hoogt.nl
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SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Bringing far away close by [permanent] Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather, or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium.
NETHERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL 21 - 30 SEP VARIOUS LOCATIONS [various times] Everything revolves around film, digital culture and series during the 42nd edition of NFF.
FREEDOM CITY – 25 SEP TIVOLIVREDENBURG > [14:00] A day all about human connection, with spectacular dance battles, DJs and the most danceable genres: hip hop, funk, house, disco and many more.
PERMANENT > Studio Dick Bruna
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.
DOMUNDER PERMANENT > Secrets of Domplein Discover 2,000 years of history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological findings, dating back to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight.
PERMANENT > Utrecht’s ancient ship The thousand-year-old ship that was found in Utrecht in 1930 has been on display ever since.
IMPAKT 29 SEP - 15 OCT > Enter New Babylon
PERMANENT > The oldest city collection of the Netherlands The museum places top pieces from five collections in a surprising and sometimes daring context.
DOM CHURCH PERMANENT > Visit the church The cathedral is open to the public 7 days a week.
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UNTIL 11 SEP > The Healthy City Celebrating the 900th anniversary of Utrecht by focusing on healthy urban life throughout the centuries.
PERMANENT > Sculpture dating from before the iconoclastic fury This exhibition in the Nicolaïkerk, adjacent to the museum, shows a selection of medieval sculptures dating from before the iconoclastic furies of 1566.
LANDHUIS OUD AMELISWEERD FROM 10 SEP > Then, now and then A series of films by Marijke van Warmerdam in which present, past and future come together.
PERMANENT > Museum collection Get an insight into the Christian art and cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society.
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.
FROM 13 OCT > Sterrenwijk Sterrenwijk is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in Utrecht. The
PERMANENT > Rietveld Collection
This Virtual Reality experience explores the possibilities and boundaries of a future world for creative nomads.
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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.
KUNSTLIEFDE 10 SEP - 9 OCT > Kunstliefde prize 2020 Oeuvre prize winner Isabel Ferrand exhibits her work together with incentive prize winner Annï Mertens.
This collection consists of more than 250 pieces of furniture and other objects, such as the iconic Red and Blue chair.
FROM 8 OCT > Double Act
UNTIL 11 SEP > Annex John Akomfrah As part of ‘The Healthy City’ exhibition, the museum presents the European premiere of ‘Five Murmurations’, the latest work by the British film maker and artist John Akomfrah (1957) and a highly contemporary portrait of a turbulent time.
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.
PERMANENT > The musical tour This tour takes you to the world of self-playing musical instruments, surprising you with cheerful tunes.
> 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.
UNTIL 27 NOV > Utrecht Lokaal: Yasmina Ajbilou – Silhouettes Fashion designer Ajbilou (designed a number of colourfully decorated caftans especially for the museum, through which she reflects on the traditions and techniques from her Moroccan background.
PERMANENT > Dutch Museum Churches Discover the hidden treasures of the Dom Church with an English audio tour.
Two seemingly completely different collections meet: the monumental video installations by the American Kramlich family and 17th-century paintings by the Centraal Museum.
UNTIL 25 SEP > Vorm aan de Vecht Curator Nicole Uniquole presents contemporary work that is inspired by the layered history of country estate Buitenplaats Doornburgh.
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.
UNTIL 13 NOV > Pope Adrian VI. World leader from Utrecht This year it will be 500 years ago that the unknown Utrechter Adriaan Floriszoon was elected Pope. An excellent moment for a special presentation about this historical event in all respects.
UNTIL 1 DEC > Tropical Butterfly Festival Visit the tropical butterflies in the greenhouse.
MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT FROM 30 SEP > Gospel. Musical journey of strength and hope Immerse yourself in the history and current significance of one of the most influential music movements since its origin.
MUSEUM SPEELKLOK 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.
NEDERLANDS VOLKSBUURTMUSEUM UNTIL 30 SEP > Women who break down walls Writer and researcher Véronique Konings interviewed ten women from Utrecht who figuratively break down walls in society.
DE HAAR CASTLE 1 SEP – 31 OCT > Visit De Haar Castle 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.
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The original workspace of the creator of Miffy has a permanent place on the top floor of the museum.
MOVEMENT EXPOSED GALLERY SPACE 8 - 30 SEP > Passepartout Duo In this music theatre performance, pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito set to work as archaeologists of the future by developing sound-to-ceramic objects.
PERMANENT > Visit the castellum Discover everything about Castellum Hoge Woerd, a reconstructioncontemporaryoftheRoman fortress that once stood here. Three thematic audio tours are available in English and several other languages.
PERMANENT > Utrecht Caravaggists Check out the masterpieces of Utrecht masters from the Golden Age and the impact of Italian art.
PALEIS LOFEN PERMANENT > Visit the ‘birthplace’ of Utrecht In 1122, Emperor Hendrik V granted the people of Utrecht town privileges from his palace called ‘Lofen’. The palace burnt down, but the remains are still located in cellars under buildings between Domplein and the Vismarkt.
SLOT ZUYLEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY > 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.
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.
SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY 30 SEP > Stargazing night Check out the stars through a giant telescope. 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.
RAUM PERMANENT > RAUM Exhibitions Come and visit RAUM city lab, the biggest playground for design, art and technology in Utrecht.
UNTIL 27 NOV > Expeditie Posttrein The museum tells the story of the transport of mail by train and shows a number of mail trains.
RAILWAY MUSEUM 23 - 25 SEP > On TraXS Between the life-size trains of the museum, Europe’s best modellers reveal their tracks.
UNTIL 30 OCT > Harmelen train disaster On 8 January 1962, two passenger trains collided near Harmelen. It caused a great shock in the Netherlands.
CALENDAR district was originally built for the better working-class families. But the neighbourhood changed: as it expanded the social cohesion diminished. This exhibition takes you through Sterrenwijk, from the construction of the first houses to the present day.
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.
Down Under Installations, objects, performances, drawings, wall hangings, photographs and videos about the disturbed relationship between mankind and nature. 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 MAG Utrecht Editor in chief Dieuwke de Boer Editorial board Dieuwke de Boer, Go de Roij van Zuijdewijn and Pam van der Veen Design & cover design MerelDesignersFlowdesign.nlBrouns, Saskia Janssen and Linda MerelContributorsSiervan'tHooft, Wieneke van Koppen, Anita Nánási, Argibald, Bier & Appelsap and Rosa Lee DieuwkeListingsCarolineTranslationsSzarzynskiMcNealdeBoerand Merel van 't Hooft Deadline for listings Edition Nov/Dec: 5 Sep at the latest and edition Jan/Feb: 7 Nov at the latest via email@example.comCarstenAdvertisingredactie@magutrecht.comvanRossenT0652621106 GanzenmarktAddressUtrechtPublisherMarketing1,3512 GC Utrecht T 030 232 30 80 LinktPrintingMedia, Rotterdam DistributionDistribution is provided by Flyerman. Available in cultural and social institutions, restaurants, cafés and hotels. For inquiries about distribution, contact Flyerman via firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 45 73 41 38. MAG Utrecht is published 6 times per year with a circulation of 25,000 copies. Editors and publisher strive for complete and accurate representation of received information. Editors nor publisher can be held responsible for any erroneous entries. © 2022 No part of this publication may in any way be reproduced without the prior permission of the copyright holder. Online & social andbyThisInstagram:magutrechtFacebook:www.magutrecht.commediafacebook.com/@magutrechtpublicationismadepossibleculturalandsocialorganisationstheCityofUtrecht. > MAG Utrecht Nov/Dec 2022 will be published in week 43/44. 63Sep/Oct 2022 — MAG Utrecht
STEEDE HOGE WOERD UNTIL 16 OCT > Compostkleding Free exhibition about the green future of fashion. UTRECHTS ARCHIEF 11 NOV Water! Friend or enemy? Learn more about 900 years of living with water in Utrecht. Utrecht starts here! The exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, based on accounts given by residents. GARDEN CENTRE SEP - 2 OCT Utrecht
QUINTESSENS GALLERY 21 SEP - 21 OCT > Three generations of Van Hall Combined exhibition of Maja, Jurriaan and Rinus van Hall with paintings and sculptures.
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IMPAKT impakt.nl International Literature Festival Utrecht ilfu.com/festival De Kargadoor kargadoor.nl Kunstliefde kunstliefde.nl Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd landhuisoudamelisweerd.nl Louis Hartlooper Complex hartlooper.nl/en Makers van Merwede makersvanmerwede.nl 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 Netherlands Film Festival filmfestival.nl/en Nicolaïkerk nicolaikerk.nl De Nijverheid denijverheid.com ’t Oude Pothuys pothuys.nl 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 locations/rietveld-schroder-housecentraalmuseum.nl/en/visit/ Rondje Singel rondjesingelutrecht.nl Salon van Weleer salonvanweleer.nl Slachtstraat Filmtheater slachtstraat.nl/en Slot Zuylen slotzuylen.nl/english Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory sonnenborgh.nl/english Springhaver springhaver.nl/en SPRING in Autumn springutrecht.nl Springplank springplankexpositie.nl Het Grote Stadsdiner stadsdinerutrecht.nl Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl SterkWater sterkwater.nl Studium Generale Utrecht University sg.uu.nl/en Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl Theater Lombok theaterlombok.nl TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl Tourist Information Centre discover-utrecht.com University Museum Utrecht universiteitsmuseum.nl/english Utrecht 900 utrecht900.nl Het Utrechts Archief hetutrechtsarchief.nl Utrecht Botanic Gardens uu.nl/botanischetuinen Utrecht Down Under utrechtdownunder.nl Utrecht Natuurlijk utrechtnatuurlijk.nl Vechtclub vechtclub.nl Volksbuurtmuseum informationvolksbuurtmuseum.nl/visitorDe Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl Zimihc/Zon Festival zimihc.nl
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Afrovibes afrovibes.nl BAK bakonline.org Betweter Festival betweterfestival.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 Fotodok fotodok.org Free Walking Tour Utrecht freewalkingtourutrecht.com Galerie SANAA galeriesanaa.nl Gaudeamus Festival gaudeamus.nl Gilde Utrecht gildeutrecht.nl/english De Haar Castle kasteeldehaar.nl/english HE:LEEN heleenfestival.nl De Helling dehelling.nl Hofman Utrecht hofman-utrecht.nl Hof van Cartesius hofvancartesius.nl Holland Opera hollandopera.nl Hoogt on Tour hoogt.nl
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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.
The U-OV day ticket (Dagkaart) is valid for one day (€ 6,50), 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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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.
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 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, Youwelcome.utrechtregion.com.checkcanalsocontacttheIWCURbyphoneandemail. New?
utrecht900.nl With an extensive and festive programme, for and by and with as many Utrecht residents as possible. Are you in? Check our website for more info about the festivities and programme. Utrecht 900 years. Let’s celebrate together. 2 June – 11 November Feest Party Eğlence