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We have an amazing program off performances for non dutch speakers! Hope to see you in our Stadsschouwburg Utrecht again! An evening full of street dance, with qualifications, battles and new work by some choreographers in ‘FUNK IRC’ | 19 nov The Flemish band ‘K’s choice’ will perform with a chorus of trans, non-binary and new Dutch people, among others | 19 nov ‘Wild port of Europe’ is about the unexpected natural wealth in the Rotterdam port area | 24 nov In ‘Celebrating an evening with Jiří Kylián’ NTD 1, celebrates the 75th birthday of the inspired maker with three significant works | 2 & 3 dec ‘LENTE/22/K.’ is a theatrical concert that includes dance and video about one character in several chapters about love, grief, nostalgia, loneliness and hope| 8 dec ‘Scala & Limited’ a diptych of Krisztina de Chatel, the grande dame of Dutch modern dance | 11 dec

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Some people call it the best time of the year: the run-up to Christmas. And if you live in Utrecht or visit the city in these weeks, that might actually be true. This year, the Saint Martin Parade is bigger and better than ever. The event will bring the Utrecht 900 celebrations to a spectacular end. All 10 of the city’s neighbourhoods have been working hard to make light sculptures and lamps to carry through the streets in an impressive festival of light. Other highlights include discovering new music at Le Guess Who?, buying local presents at one of the winter markets, drinking wine in of the city’s cosy wine bars, ice skating in the festively decorated Railway Museum and visiting the huge nativity scene in Museum Catharijneconvent. Happy holidays!

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Theatre, art & more Knock-Out Theatre Intimate choreographies Kids Daytime star-gazing Exhibitions & Museums The power of gospel Exhibitions & Museums Food for thought Festivals & Events X-mas outings Music Great gigs Le Guess Who? 5x must-go Music Pieces of Tomorrow

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What’s happening Things to do & places to go Spotlight On the hunt for street stickers The local’s favourites Q&A with Talitha & Sanne

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

November & December

FEMALE FREETHINKERS

Women’s Voices Utrecht

In early November, the Geertekerk church will reverberate with the sounds of Tibetan spiritual songs and mantras, Coptic Egyptian hymns, songs by Mediaeval power women, contemporary compositions, poetry and spoken word. The Women’s Voices Utrecht exhibition, in honour of the city’s 900th anniversary, focuses on female freethinkers, peacemakers and innovators, with performances by vocal ensemble Wishful Singing, singers Namgyal Lhamo and Sally Hanna, word artist Gabriel Erlach and poet Randa Awad. > 10 November, Geertekerk culture-connection.org

Caroline Heinecke, Masters of Things, Bricks (2020)

DISCOVER THE REGION

Brickwork

You probably see it every day, but never really consider the aesthetic aspect of it: brickwork. Over fifty artists, architects and designers from the Netherlands and abroad have thought about it and are now showing the beauty of bricks in all their glory in Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort. Photographer Caroline Heinecke pays homage to the collection of a brick collector with a photo of a brick on a plinth, Shilpa Gupta lets you feel for yourself what it’s like to push back boundaries while walking along a brick wall, and a ‘brickwork tour’ of the city reveals numerous brick follies built around the city. > until 8 January 2023, Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort) kunsthalkade.nl/en

Wishful Singing

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HIDDEN GEM

Marnixzaal

It’s 150 years old and has a high ceiling, a balcony, stained glass windows and great acoustics. In fact it’s very like the Amsterdam Paradiso, albeit on a much smaller scale. The historic Marnixzaal on Domplein is a beautiful place for intimate recitals, and for the last couple of years, it’s been open to the public. The room, which is the Utrecht Music Academy (DUMS), regularly hosts concerts by artists from UJazz and the Rietveld Ensemble. It’s also the venue for the All English Comedy Nights put on by Het Comedyhuis.

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I AM HERE

KOKO NI IRU

With the research and exhibition project KOKO NI IRU (Japanese for ‘I am here’), the Japanese Art and Culture Centre of Utrecht (JACCU) opens the doors to the Japanese community in Utrecht. You can check out more than 25 stories and personal items as a collective archive of the life of Japanese people in Utrecht. What makes a Japanese person feel at home in Utrecht? And how do the Japanese make Utrecht their home? > until 11 November, Neude Library jaccu.nl/koko-ni-iru

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MY BODY, MY PROTEST

Photography Misho, Anne Claire de Breij, Arvind Iyer

What You See Festival

How do you express your personal activism? Come and find out at the fifth edition of this festival about gender and identity. For example, Theater Kikker is showing the multimedia installation The Other Bulgarian Woman by Mihail Vuchkov, with transgender women in the starring role. On Saturday 19 November, the Belgian band K’s Choice will join a hundred vocalists from the LGBTQIA+ community to perform in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht. And you can also take to the streets yourself in the Hands Up! dance campaign, in which Lithuanian choreographer and activist Agniet Lisi kinait explores what protest actually means, and the forms it can take. > 17 to 20 November, various locations whatyouseefestival.nl

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What’s happening? November & December

FREE LECTURE

The origins of totalitarianism

THE BIG COUNTDOWN

New Year’s Eve

Musical ensemble Pynarello has its own ideas about classical music. It could be more adventurous, spontaneous, direct, without a conductor or sheet music. Fancy a party with them? The self-appointed rebellion club is set to see in the New Year with its best musical friends. They take a final look back at 2022 before dancing in the New Year. > 31 December, TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl

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> 22 November, Neude Library sg.uu.nl/en

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH SELFAPPOINTED REBELLION MUSICAL ENSEMBLE PYNARELLO

Photography Melle Meivogel (Pynarello)

Hannah Arendt’s study of the origins and rise of totalitarian power is one of the most influential books in political philosophy. It dissects Nazism and Stalinism, the two major autocratic movements of early twentieth century Europe. What can we learn from Arendt’s analysis to understand current-day forms of autocratic power? Free lecture with political philosopher Dr Dorothea Gädeke (UU).

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THE CURSE OF SMOOTH OPERATIONS

IMPAKT Festival

We all know how frustrating it can be when technology doesn’t work properly, is unpredictable or cuts out completely. The IMPAKT Festival challenges you to see things from the opposite perspective: is technology at its most unsatisfactory when it does work? So the festival programme which comprises two exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, singing, talks and performances, actually doesn’t focus on the beauty of errors, but on the horror of things that work perfectly.

Photography Melle Meivogel (Pynarello)

> 2 to 6 November, various locations impakt.nl/nl/festival/2022

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Benedikt Terwiel, Another Distinguished Member of the Humane Society (Rollo)

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Tangerine

How can we view the world around us without being blinkered? This is the aim of The Bigger Picture evenings by Hoogt on Tour in Villa Concordia. Speakers and hands-on experts encourage you to think critically, and examine your own biases. Take sex work, for example. Countless films have been made on the subject, but Tangerine is one of very few that actually looks at things from the sex workers’ perspective. It shows life as it really is for the laughing and cursing Sin-Dee and Alexandra, two flamboyant, transgender sex workers who work on the streets of Los Angeles. > 18 November, Hoogt on Tour in Villa Concordia hoogt.nl

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SPOTLIGHT

THE ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE CITY GUIDE

Street stickers in Utrecht

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HAVE YOU EVER STOPPED AT A LAMPPOST TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STICKERS SPREAD ALL OVER IT? NO? YOU SHOULD. LAURA WITTMANN FROM BERLIN, WHO ANALYSED POLITICAL STREET STICKERS IN UTRECHT FOR HER MASTER THESIS, TELLS YOU WHY. By Laura Wittmann

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ome bring back sand as a souvenir from the beaches they have travelled to. Others collect magnets with skylines of the cities they have explored and attach them as memories to their kitchen fridge. My favourite sort of souvenirs are stickers. Ever since I started collecting stickers myself, I perceive the city in a different way. I became aware of the omnipresence of stickers in urban environments. Not paying attention to them and the stories they’re telling became almost impossible. In my hometown Berlin, a dense hub of public artistic expression, every step outside the door turns into a research expedition. But the lamp posts, rain gutters and street signs of Utrecht, the city I moved to a year ago for my masters, are also covered by innumerable amounts of stickers.

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It all starts with a shift of perspective. When dwelling through the city, our attention is more and more drawn towards commercial advertisement. Street art, on the contrary, is a way of reclaiming public space. It’s up to us to sharpen our view and start perceiving the city as a public gallery - open to everyone at any time and free of charge! As a form of street art, stickers are a means to publicly voice an opinion, make a statement or just be silly on a couple of sticky

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SPOTLIGHT

Cultural jamming You’ve probably spotted the logo of the Run DMC on the streets of Utrecht, but most likely not in its original form. Starting with a fashion collaboration with Adidas in the 1980s, the logo of the iconic hip hop band from Queens, New York, has been adapted many times and has become a global pop culture phenomenon. If you pay attention, you will see it in all possible variations, often combined with a provoking FCK and sometimes turned into a small-scale ad for vegan hot dogs. This is only one of countless examples of cultural jamming, a creative practice of reimagining recognizable cultural symbols to give them a new meaning.

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square centimetres. Imagine it as a sort of analogue Twitter. Strolling through this offline feed can be instructive at many levels. Visitors and locals alike can learn a lot about current social issues and trends, local culture and global interconnectedness. Not convinced yet? I will give you some examples.

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For my master thesis, I analysed political street stickers in the beautiful Voorstraat the best possible way to earn an academic degree. I cherry-picked a couple of stickers I found there for you. Let’s start with a brief

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THE TURQUOISE FACADE OF ACU IS THE MONA LISA OF THE PUBLIC GALLERY MONA LISA

When paying attention to stickers as interconnected networks instead of studying them individually, we can get hints of prominent social issues and patterns. In Voorstraat, for example, one quickly notices the multitude of stickers on the housing crisis in Utrecht and other Dutch cities. You probably know what I am talking about. My favourite sticker-spot in Voorstraat to observe the dynamics of sticker culture is the turquoise facade of the autonomous political-cultural centre ACU. It’s covered by a sticker cluster that changes and expands every day. In my eyes, this is the Mona Lisa of the public gallery.

Photography Laura Wittmann

STICKING CHARACTERS Dutch lesson. As a non-native speaker, it took me a while to get the meaning of the most Dutch of all of the Dutch expressions: ‘Ga toch fietsen!’. The sticker, probably related to the local Fietsersbond, plays with what literally translates to ‘Go biking already!’. It actually means something like ‘stop being ridiculous’. Next time you want to impress a Dutchie, you know what to say. Another sticker, featuring the text ‘Zwarte Piet is racisme’, teaches us about (questionable) Dutch traditions, as it references two of them. Approaching Christmas, you will not get around trying pepernoten, the sweet treat that is depicted in the background of the sticker. However, the tradition of the Zwarte Piet, the black servant of the traditional figure of Sinterklaas, has been causing controversies for years. Should we really perpetuate discriminatory customs for the sake of conserving traditions? It’s up to you if you want to bring that topic up on the first Christmas Eve with your Dutch in-laws...

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Seeing the known in unknown forms, noticing familiar stickers or recognising patterns in places far away from my hometown makes the world feel a little bit smaller. This short text only allows for a glimpse into the many layers of sticker culture. And I haven’t even introduced the sticking characters of Utrecht yet, of which Bunbun(030) (aka the second bunny of Utrecht), Baardmans and Teddiesinspace are only a few. Look out for them hanging out all over the city - mostly on their own and sometimes enjoying a last supper in good company of other street art characters. Who do you recognize at the holy table in the BunBun(030) sticker collaboration above? I hope to have convinced you to turn into an urban explorer next time you wander through the streets of Utrecht, searching and tracking the sticky traces of this form of street art.

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THE LOCAL’S FAVOURITES

Q&A WITH TALITHA VERHEIJ & SANNE VAN BUUREN By Wieneke van Koppen

Seven years ago, Talitha Verheij and Sanne van Buuren opened the Netherlands’ first ever classical music bar: Het Muzieklokaal. Countless established and novice musicians have since performed here. Verheij: ‘Most venues in the classical sector try to attract audiences to their concerts. We take the opposite approach and take the music to our guests. Until the pandemic, we had fortnightly live performances on Thursday and Saturday, but we play classical music in the bar every day of the week. We aren’t worried about the classical sector dying a death, but we think that young people should be introduced to classical music, or any music, at an early age. Some people just feel more comfortable in a hospitality venue than in a large cultural institution. Luckily, Het Muzieklokaal isn’t the only initiative in or outside Utrecht that tries to bring people into contact with classical music. Take Pieces of Tomorrow in TivoliVredenburg, for example. They’re doing great work!

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Het Muzieklokaal has steadily built up a reputation as a cultural place for classical music, and that was our aim. We’d like to expand into other music genres in the future, like jazz and world music. And we want to include more theatre and poetry on our programme, and visual art exhibitions.’ > Het Muzieklokaal Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13 hetmuzieklokaal.nl Het Muzieklokaal

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Authentic theatre ‘Not many people know this, but in 1766, a celebrity slept in the Schiller Theatre: Mozart. There’s a memorial stone marking the event at the front door. It’s an intriguing thought, but coming to this small old theatre to see a performance is even more intriguing. It’s very characteristic: the interior is so authentic that it’s like going back in time. A great addition to the other theatres in the city.’

Something fishy ‘The Vismarkt is a fabulous piece of Utrecht history. A famous composer used to come here too. It’s said that Brahms liked to come here for a spot of fish - particularly freshly smoked eel before going on to Lucasbolwerk to join his fellow-composers.’

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musician’s motto, and we couldn’t agree more. We always nip outside to listen when he sails past.’

Music boxes ‘In 2013, a section of the quay on the canal caved in, just around the corner from here. Musical box maker Rob de Looff gave us a musical box made from the plane trees that had fallen along with the quayside. ‘This box belongs in your spot’, he said. He’s made lots of beautiful musical boxes from the trees, and some of them are on sale here. All of them are hand-made and engraved. You can find his showroom at Donkerstraat 21.’ Pandhof

Future Mozarts ‘You can hear the future Mozarts and Brahms in the Pandhof behind the music academy. This is a great place, close to Mariaplaats, where you can grab a coffee-to-go and enjoy the music spilling out through the open windows.

Matter of luck ‘If you happen to be walking or sitting alongside a canal at the right time, you might just see a small boat sailing past with a man playing an organ. Seeing or hearing this music boat is a matter of luck: there’s no timetable. If you’re very lucky, there might even be an opera singer onboard too. ‘Taking music to the people’, is the

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Theatre, art & more NO NEED TO GET BORED IN THE RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS! WHAT ABOUT CHECKING OUT THE HUGE NATIVITY SCENE IN MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT, TRYING SKATING IN THE RAILWAY MUSEUM, VISITING A THEATRE PERFORMANCE, OR LISTENING TO SOME LIVE JAZZ?

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TURBO SLAPSTICK Clumsy Larry and his disgruntled wife Buffy have been kidnapped. Larry’s wealthy father is supposed to bring the ransom, but on his way to the kidnappers, he encounters an array of uninvited guests. In a final attempt to keep the money safe, the entire cast gets into a brawl. The upshot is a rollercoaster of visual effects, comedy scenes and chaotic acrobatic tricks.

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KNOCK-OUT

> 2 to 4 November, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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KEEP THE FAITH

JERUSALEM

Atta Nasser, born in Jerusalem, and Scarlet Tummers, born in The Hague, met on the planks. Despite their differences, and thanks to their similarities, they are trying to discover the meaning of faith, both in religious practices and in day-to-day life. The result is a dialogue between two makers who want to confront themselves, each other and the audience with their interpretation of what Jerusalem stands for.

TRIPTYCH

NOW HERE, NOW ALWAYS This triptych demands the utmost of virtuosity and expression from the dancers of NDT2. Opener is Marco Goecke’s The Big Crying, a very personal work that he made shortly after his father’s death. The movement language, set to the music of Tori Amos, is angular, pulsating and explosive. Many of the works of Andrew Skeels integrate fluid partnering and group work that is developed with masterful precision and interpersonal connection. And with Cacti, Alexander Ekman amusingly challenges the audience to reflect on modern dance as a higher art form, set to music by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.

> 13 December, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl

> 21 november, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

AVAT RA

In myths, comics and films, we are introduced to superheroes, werewolves and gods who tickle our imagination. But these days, we seem to believe in an alternative identity outside these imaginative stories too. From our profile photos to our characters in games: we all have avatars. In this show, puppet master Duda Paiva and the much-renowned choreographer Shailesh Bahoran allow foam sculptures and dancers to melt and fuse to form adventurous characters, who take you on a voyage through mysterious landscapes, somewhere between heaven and earth. > 17 November, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl

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Photography Joris Jan Bos, Alex Avgud, Sam Asaert, Shueti

ALTERNATIVE IDENTITY

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Photography Joris Jan Bos, Alex Avgud, Sam Asaert, Shueti

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Theatre

NAILED TO THE GROUND

OHGIRL!

The work of the French choreographer and theatremaker Antonin Rioche puts his finger on the sore spots of modern-day life. This female counterpart of Rioche’s solo Ohboy! from 2017 is an intimate choreography about burn-out, about recognising and acknowledging the burdens we have to contend with. We see a dancer in her apartment, until the pressure of everyday life literally nails her to the ground. The walls of the place that she used to call home suddenly start closing in on her. > 16 December, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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NIGHT NIGHT

PODIUM SPRITS: SRIBI SWITI The dance performance Sribi Switi (‘night night’ in Surinamese) was inspired by Dutch and Surinamese children’s stories and nursery rhymes. Two hiphop dancers and a beatboxer take the children on a night-time journey to fantasy land. The dancers use dance styles including popping, waving, tutting and robotics to create a fantasy world in which children’s dream come true. From 4 years old. > 6 November, ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen podiumsprits.nl

Kids

TWO HIP-HOP DANCERS AND A BEATBOXER TAKE THE CHILDREN ON A NIGHT-TIME JOURNEY TO FANTASY LAND

DANCING AND SINGING

> 28 December, TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl

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Photography Anna van Kooij, Neeltje de Vries, Marieke Wijntjes

MY FIRST FESTIVAL

You’re never too old for music, so why not bring your grannies, grandads, mums, dads, brothers, sisters and cousins to the My First Festival? TivoliVredenburg will be transformed into a huge festival terrain with all sorts going on, including sing-alongs and dance-alongs with your favourite artists, musical theatre performances, and a chance to get your own glitter tattoo.

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CONTROLE

Bad knees, empty pockets, casual friends, aging, coercive algorithms. Do we try to take back control or let it slip away? The men of breakdance collective 155, all around their thirties by now, are faced with a choice: trying to get a grip on their lives, or keep on living as free boys? On a moving floor, they try to deal with the feeling of not being ‘in control’. The result is a medley of breakdance, comedy, live music, film and bizarre humour. Will they be able to figure out if they want to keep on dancing with bad knees to escape the algorithms and responsibilities? From 12 years old.

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> 4 December, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

‘SUN’DAYS

DAYTIME STAR-GAZING What? You can’t see stars during the day, can you? Yes, you can! On a clear Sunday afternoon at Sonnenborgh to be precise, where Sundays are all about the sun, the closest star to our planet. The Sonnenborgh volunteers point the special solar telescope right into the sun so that you can catch a glimpse of its glowing, fiery surface. Who knows? You might be lucky enough to see sunspots or a solar prominence (a sort of ‘eruption’ of the sun). > every Sunday in November and December from 13:00 to 17:00, Sonnenborgh sonnenborgh.nl

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ONE OF THE FIRST HAMMOND ORGANS, MARTIN LUTHER KING’S GOWN, THE SO-CALLED SLAVE BIBLE, UNIQUE VIDEO AND AUDIO FOOTAGE FROM THE MOST ICONIC GOSPEL ARTISTS EVER AND LOTS MORE WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE GOSPEL EXHIBITION IN MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT. LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THIS MUSIC, AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAY - INCLUDING TO THE NETHERLANDS. SINGER AND CO-CURATOR SHIRMA ROUSE: ‘GOSPEL IS THE COMMON THREAD RUNNING THROUGH MY LIFE.’ By Machiel Coehorst

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How did gospel music evolve? ‘It has its roots in the spirituals, the music sung by the enslaved people in the cotton fields in the Deep South of the United States. Missionaries sent to spread the word of God added their own Western harmonies in the form of chords and melodies. And, of course, the guitar. The enslaved themselves didn’t have string instruments, only percussion and their voices. So the spirituals gradually evolved into gospel in the churches founded by the

SPIRITUALS GRADUALLY EVOLVED INTO GOSPEL IN THE CHURCHES FOUNDED BY THE MISSIONARIES

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lot of people associate gospel with joyful renditions of Oh Happy Day by Edwin Hawkins or Elvis Presley’s gospel songs. But there’s a lot more to this highly influential music genre, which goes right back to the days of slavery. ‘It stands for hope and comfort. During the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, the music was used by the black population in the United States in their fight for equality. It still happens today. If disaster strikes in the United States, people sing gospel. Barack Obama sang Amazing Grace during the commemoration of the mass shooting in Charleston in 2015. The music is still relevant, and that’s not about to change,’ says singer Shirma Rouse, who co-curated the exhibition.

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missionaries. Later on, it was embraced by popular artists such as Ray Charles, who converted It Must Be Jesus into I’ve Got A Woman. Other famous artists past and present, including Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Beyoncé, Kanye West and also the Dutch Trijntje Oosterhuis, began their singing careers in the church. You can still hear the influence of gospel in some secular music, such as pop, rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop.’ The Netherlands isn’t the first country that springs to mind when you think of gospel… ‘And yet it’s very much alive in the Netherlands. Gospel is sung in over 600 international churches here. You also hear it in other churches, partly thanks to the cross-over between gospel, introduced by migrants, and evangelical, Catholic and reformed churches. There were concerts by American gospel artists in Theater Carré and the Concertgebouw as early as the late 19th century. In those days, you could even attend a gospel concert in Utrecht, in the Geertekerk and in Tivoli. One of the

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oldest and most famous formations, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, gave a special performance for King Willem II. It’s not widely known that as well as American jazz and blues artists, a lot of gospel formations also toured in the Netherlands. That’s what makes this exhibition so interesting!’ You don’t have to be religious to enjoy gospel, do you? ‘No, this music is for everyone. That’s the power of gospel: it’s full of hope and happiness. Gospel has a positive message. The venues are packed when

Still from Halleluja, Emma Lesuis (2022)

Still from Halleluja, Emma Lesuis (2022)

I perform with my band. And contrary to what you might think, there are a lot of white people in the audience. White gospel choirs are common too. People just love the music. I got so many great reactions after being a coach on the TV programme Amazing Grace, in which Dutch celebrities sang gospel! You have to sing with conviction - that’s the main thing.’ What does gospel mean to you personally? ‘It’s like getting into a warm bath. Gospel is the common thread running through my life. It inspires and invigorates me. Gospel is an invitation to praise God. I grew up with it. My parents are religious, and my grandmas sang gospel and played piano in church. To me, gospel is a way of life, like other people can’t do without their meat and two veg. People often say: “It really moves me; I don’t know why.” It’s the holy ghost, or spirit, that moves you.’ Who’s your favourite gospel singer? ‘I love singing Aretha Franklin songs, but in true tradition, I’d have to choose Mahalia Jackson. She chose just to sing gospel. You have to be dedicated to do that. She really inspires me: dedicating your life to the Lord, his music and his message. I sing other genres too, such as pop, soul and reggae. I feel the same commitment, but I can express it in several types of music. As long as the music has a positive message, that’s enough for me.’

‘GOSPEL IS THE COMMON THREAD RUNNING THROUGH MY LIFE. IT INSPIRES AND INVIGORATES ME’

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The Gospel.A musical journey of power and hope exhibition will run until 10 April 2023 in Museum Catharijneconvent. The museum is also organising a film programme about gospel, live concerts (featuring artists such as Shirma Rouse), a gospel choir evening and a Martin Luther King Day special. catharijneconvent.nl Aretha Franklin in Amazing Grace

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Three artists spent a period living and working in a monastery on the Vecht: Buitenplaats Doornburgh in Maarssen. The NIEUW WERK exhibition is a presentation of the paintings, installations and sculptures that they created during their residency. The monumental oil paintings made by the Korean artist Chae Eun Rhee are assemblages, in which real and virtual people, art history and regular day-to-day events that caught the artist’s attention move across each other at random. The Utrecht artist Natalia Ossef explored the history and nature of the park they were staying in. This resulted in a combination of installations, photography, videos and registrations of ‘landart performances’, in which she quite literally digs into the earth of the park. And Bart Lunenburg, also from Utrecht, is exhibiting drawings and sculptures made from brick and wood in the cloisters of the monastery. > until 8 January 2023, Buitenplaats Doornburgh (Maarssen) buitenplaatsdoornburgh.nl Chae Eun Rhee

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DOUBLE ACT

What do paintings by old masters have in common with modern video installations by contemporary artists? This winter, the Centraal Museum is combining two very different collections: the monumental video installations from the internationally renowned art collection of the American Kramlich family, and highlights from its own collection of 17th-century paintings. Placing modern-day icons such as Bill Viola, Marina Abramovi , Richard Mosse, Bruce Nauman and Steve McQueen, alongside old masters such as Hendrick Golzius, Roeland Saverij, Paulus and Johannes Moreelse and the Utrecht-based Caravaggisti artists Dirck van Baburen, Hendrick ter Brugghen and Gerard van Honthorst, not only magnifies the differences, but also exposes some intriguing similarities.

Boy with mouth harp, Dirck van Baburen (1621)

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Allora & Calzadilla, Returning A Sound (2004)

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The city before it was transformed

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SERENE COMPOSITIONS

Photography Lize Kraan

RAAFAT BALLAN

Born in Syria in 1990, Rafaat Ballan trained as a painter at the University of Damascus. After graduating, he left Damascus and after stopping off in Lebanon and Turkey, finally put down roots in Utrecht. Ballan’s paintings transform tense domestic situations and political victims of violence in Syria and the Middle East into serene compositions portraying isolated figures. This is Ballan’s first solo exhibition. > from 3 December, Galerie SANAA galeriesanaa.nl

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WINTER MARKET

On Sunday 11 December, the yard at Molen de Ster will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Over fifty stalls, in and outside the mill, will be selling fancy products, from jewellery and home accessories to locally made delicacies. Warm yourself up with a bowl of homemade pea soup or a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream. You can also get a free guided tour of the mill and buy handmade and mill-made wooden products. > 11 December from 11:00 to 17:00, Molen de Ster molendester.nu/wintermarkt

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FAMILY OUTING

WINTER STATION

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It’s a regular fixture during the Christmas holiday: Winter Station in the Railway Museum. The museum is decorated with thousands of lights and Christmas decorations, there’s an antique carrousel, you can skate between the trains and enjoy something warm to eat and drink afterwards. The programme of music and activities for the kids changes every day. All in all: the perfect family outing. > 24 December to 8 January 2023, Railway Museum spoorwegmuseum.nl

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NATIVITY SCENE XL

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MAGICAL WALK

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LUMINOUS NIGHTS

During the Christmas holidays, De Haar Castle is transformed into an impressive illuminated backdrop for a magical walk through the park. During the 2,5 kilometres long walk, which will take you a bit longer than an hour, you will discover all kinds of stories about the castle.

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WINTER SHOPPING If you’re after original Christmas gifts, don’t forget to visit the creative hotspots at Vechtclub XL, Kanaal30, De Createur and Karma Kebab in the Merwede district on the last Sunday of November. Shop in the tenants’ own studios, or from the stalls of other local producers. What should you expect? Think handmade ceramics, jewellery, wooden items, leather bags, 3D prints and illustrations. You can also try out your own creative skills, listen to live music and treat yourself to a drink and bite to eat around the campfire.

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The ultimate Christmas feeling: come and gasp at the most spectacular, theatrical and unique nativity scene in Museum Catharijneconvent. The largest, most beautiful Neapolitan nativity scene outside Italy stands proudly in this museum in Utrecht. As well as a hundred ancient Italian figurines, this year the nativity scene XL also features our city, in the form of typical Utrecht background decors. Admission is free, so come and take a look!

> 27 November from 12:00 to 18:00. Vechtclub XL, Kanaal30, De Createur and Karma Kebab makersvanmerwede.nl

> 16 December to 8 January 2023, De Haar Castle delumineuze nachten.nl

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After the success of her debut album, Fleur is releasing her second album Bouquet Champêtre in November. The title translates as ‘field flowers’: a nonchalant bouquet of flowers of different colours, lengths and shapes. Each individual flower is beautiful, but the sum total is overwhelming. The same is true of this album. With a nod to the sixties.

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Photography Marco Peters, Hans Peter van Veldhoven, Wouter Le Duc

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They come from the south of the Netherlands, but manage to produce a very un-Dutch, raw americana and country sound. Their latest album Tomorrow Hits Today was released in early September. As is befitting for the genre, it was recorded live in six days with just a handful of takes per track. > 20 November, De Helling dehelling.nl

Dillon

For the past 15 years or so, the Brazilian artist Dillon has been working from Berlin, the perfect breeding ground for her highly individual brand of electronic music. Her style of singing is often compared with Björk and Lykke Li, and yet on the three albums she’s released so far, she has managed to create her own completely unique musical universe: sometimes scary, sometimes hopeful, but always intriguing. > 24 November, TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl

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Kika Sprangers & Kit Downes Every third Friday of the month, UJazz organises a club concert in DUMS on Domplein. On Friday 2 December (yes, the first Friday of the month!), there will be an extra club concert featuring the talented saxophonist, composer and band leader Kika Sprangers. She is currently following a new maker’s project in association with TivoliVredenburg. As part of this project, she’s inviting international artists that inspire her to come and make music together. On 2 December, Sprangers will be joined by the British pianist Kit Downes. > 2 December, DUMS ujazz.nl

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5 × Le Guess Who?

LE GUESS WHO? IS ONE OF THE MOST FORWARD-THINKING FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD. THE FESTIVAL WILL BE TAKING OVER THE CITY FROM THURSDAY 10 TO SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER FOR ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY, WITH MORE THAN 150 ARTISTS PERFORMING IN MUSIC VENUES, THEATRES, CHURCHES, OLD FACTORY BUILDINGS AND CLUBS TO CHOOSE FROM. HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME TO DECIDE WHERE TO GO? WE’VE LISTED 5 MUST-SEES, CAREFULLY SELECTED BY THE FESTIVAL ORGANISERS THEMSELVES.

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NYEGE NYEGE PRESENTS AFRICAN HIGH TEMPO Some of the most exciting electronic music records are being made in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Many of them are released on the Nyege Nyege label. The collective is committed to shedding light on some of the best outsider music made in Kampala and all around Eastern Africa. This year, Nyege Nyege host a club night focusing on African high tempo electronic music. > Saturday 12 November

> 10 to 13 November, various locations Check out the full line-up on leguesswho.com

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COCO MARÍA PRESENTS CLUB COCO Born in Mexico, Coco María grew up surrounded by music. She soon set out on a mission to share it with others which she continues to do on ‘Club Coco’, her show at WorldwideFM. During Le Guess Who?, she will present a physical club night edition of the show with samba, cumbia, soul and much more. > Saturday 12 November

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R&B TALENT

YAYA BEY

This Brooklyn singer-songwriter is one of the most exciting new R&B talents. Connecting genres and generations, Yaya Bey reinvents soul, jazz and reggae to tell new stories of black womanhood, touching upon themes like misogynoir, generational trauma and more. > Thursday 10 November

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KOKOKO!

Born from radical youth protest, the KOKOKO! collective consists of artists known for rewiring and up-cycling materials such as metal, cans, engine part and plastic containers to make dance music. They provide the perfect soundtrack for the Congolese city’s harsh, yet explosively creative reality. > Saturday 12 November

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ABDULLAH IBRAHIM

Nelson Mandela dubbed him ‘South Africa’s Mozart’, The Guardian named him ‘the high priest of international jazz’: master pianist and Cape Town antiapartheid activist Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) will treat the audience to a spellbinding solo piano performance. Prepare for an unforgettable spiritual journey through gospel and jive, American jazz and classical, sacred and secular. > Sunday 13 November

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overwhelmed THE FIRST TIME A CONDUCTOR WAS ASKED TO CHOP A SYMPHONY INTO PIECES, IT LED TO A LOT OF TUT-TUTTING AND RAISED EYEBROWS. BUT THEY’RE USED TO IT NOW: PIECES OF TOMORROW, THE CLASSICAL-MEETS-POP-EVENINGS AT TIVOLIVREDENBURG ARE A BIG HIT. THE NEW SEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER WITH BRUCKNER’S NINTH SYMPHONY. By Dieuwke de Boer

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you can take your beer in with you, the classical pieces are shorted to a maximum of an hour, the musicians are casually dressed, the concert hall is nicely lit and host DJ St. Paul plays some tracks beforehand and has a chat with the conductor.

NEW LOOK

You can’t fail to enjoy a concert given by a full orchestra. Peter Tra, classical music programmer at TivoliVredenburg, is utterly convinced. But why don’t young people go to classical concerts? Because of the form they take, says Peter. It’s time for a change. So together with Sytse Wils, programmer of pop music, he came up with Pieces of Tomorrow. The formula is simple: the evening starts later,

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Lovers of classical music will wring their hands in horror at the thought of compressing a classical masterwork into an hour… ‘I had a hard job convincing people the first time’, Peter remembers. ‘The then-chief conductor of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra reacted to the idea as follows: “A DJ? No way!” But we never intended to accompany work by Mozart with beats. We leave the music alone, it’s fine as it is. We just change the entourage.’ The classical sector has been searching for innovative ideas to attract younger audiences for years. Thirty-yearolds simply don’t want to sit still for three hours among an audience of overseventies. The Pieces formula is perfect for them. Peter wants to stress that it isn’t intended to persuade people to come to regular classical concerts. ‘I’m sometimes asked whether they’re ‘coming through’ yet’, but I see Pieces as classical concerts in their own right, but with a new look. I’d say: just get used to it.’

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TivoliVredenburg (hence the name Pieces of Tomorrow), but they then play the whole piece to a very different audience. Could you call Pieces of Tomorrow a classical evening for dummies? Not according to Peter. ‘The Pieces audiences are typically our most intent, hungry audiences. Just imagine the reaction of a thousand or so young people, many of them listening to a full orchestra for the very first time. The interaction between the audience and the orchestra is fantastic.’ Host DJ St. Paul, a.k.a. Paul Nederveen, acts as a go-between, by chatting with the conductor. He too is no expert in classical music. ‘The audience are uninitiated, and so am I. But I try to find some basic information about the piece and the composer, mainly so that

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GRIPPING AND SINISTER

The Pieces programme is a challenge every season, explains Peter. ‘Our audiences are no more familiar with Mozart than with Kancheli, for example, which gives us a lot of scope.’ However, he’s noticed that pompous, gripping and sinister music goes down better than ‘graceful, impressionistic strings’, as Paul puts it. This season, the programme features Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony (his last, unfinished work), Schubert’s Eighth Symphony

Photography Anna van Kooij, Juri Hiensch

POMPOUS, GRIPPING AND SINISTER MUSIC GOES DOWN BETTER THAN GRACEFUL, IMPRESSIONISTIC STRINGS

I can ask interesting questions’, says Paul. But you can’t always predict how a conductor on the stage will respond to those questions. Sometimes Paul has difficulty getting the microphone back from the conductor, where other conversations are a bit more difficult. ‘I remember that Edo de Waart, the patriarch of Dutch top conductors, seemed a bit reserved during our pre-concert conversation. He didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, he relaxed once he was on stage. Our shared love of music created a bond - in fact even Bruno Mars came up in the conversation, which was really cool. Pop and classical aren’t really as different as they seem. The Jaws theme music, for example, is almost a carbon copy of Stravinsky, and a lot of dance music is full of classical samples. This is how we try to bridge the gap between pop and classical during the Pieces evenings.’

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The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra musicians are now keen fans of the Pieces formula, continues Peter. ‘Some evenings, people from the audience are invited to sit on so-called ‘adventure seats’, which are empty seats placed between members of the orchestra on the stage. I thought that the novelty would soon wear off if we did this every Pieces evening. But I was wrong. The musicians gave me a really hard time when I didn’t put out the empty seats once’, says Peter laughing.

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(also unfished, but nobody knows why) and Mahler’s Sixth Symphony (his ‘darkest’ work). When compiling a playlist for before and after the concert, Paul tries to find parallels between the type of artist and the feel of the music. ‘You often end up with richly arranged sounds, mostly written by tormented romantic souls within the pop industry. But that gives you a lot of scope too: it could be music by Nick Drake, or equally, a female rapper from Zambia.’

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COLOURFUL ILLUSTRATIONS

SABETH ELBERSE

Scissors and monochrome paper form the basis of Sabeth Elberse’s illustrations. She cuts shapes out of the paper, scans them and arranges them to make digital illustrations with imperfect lines and shapes. Among her finished products are colourful, abstract wall hangings. She also sells smaller objects, such as cards and brooches on etsy.com/nl/shop/SabethElberseStudio. sabethelbersestudio.nl

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OPTEKENING Denise Damme’s illustrations are inspired by the tiniest details of very ordinary things. Take the urban birds series: they’re all birds that you can spot in the city if you look carefully. You can buy the optekening illustrations online as greetings cards or miniprints. They’re also on sale at Fleut and GreenUP. optekening.nl

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REBOTTLED

Rebottled is a company that upcycles wine bottles and makes them into tumblers, carafes and lamps. This process is more sustainable than recycling: cutting the top off a bottle and turning it something new uses a lot less energy than melting down glass. rebottled.com

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DEM GOOD CHAI If you order chai in a bar or restaurant in Utrecht, there’s a good chance that you’ll be served Dem Good Chai by Bob de Riemer. Bob discovered this Indian tea made from ground spices when he was in India, and back home, he developed his own chai recipe for the Dutch market. The online shop sells the spice mix for Classic Chai Latte, as well as for Choco Maca Chai and Camomile Chai. Perfect for the cold winter months ahead.

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CATH EN MUIS This cheerful web shop sells sweet, embroidered brooches, featuring things like hearts, daisies, forget-me-nots and cream slices. If you want to give it a go yourself, you can buy a DIY pack and make your own flowery brooch.

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PETRA VERKADE

Petra Verkade’s prints and illustrations are colourful, cheerful and provocative, and look good on your wall. Petra works with a RISO printer, that prints every colour of the design as a separate layer on the paper, just like screen printing. It allows her to experiment endlessly with colour combinations and gradations. The prints are on sale online on etsy.com/nl/PTRVRKD. petraverkade.com

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UTRECHTSE STADSHAGEL Foreigners are fascinated by it: the Dutch custom of sprinkling chocolate onto a sandwich. But we defy anyone to resist these red and white crispy balls, with a crunchy biscuit filling and white chocolate coating! stadsgenootjes.nl/utrechtse-hagel

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Saint Martin parade THE SAINT MARTIN PARADE, THAT HONOURS THE PATRON SAINT OF THE CITY, WILL BRING THE UTRECHT 900 CELEBRATIONS TO AN END. ALL 10 OF THE CITY’S NEIGHBOURHOODS HAVE BEEN MAKING LIGHT SCULPTURES AND LAMPS TO CARRY THROUGH THE STREETS IN A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT. EACH NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS ITS OWN HISTORICAL THEME, INSPIRED BY STORIES FROM NINE CENTURIES OF UTRECHT HISTORY.

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History repeating

IN HONOUR OF THE ‘CITY WITHOUT WALLS’ THEME, THE GROUP HAS CARVED A WOODEN REPLICA OF VREDENBURG CASTLE

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sculpture. Using such an old piece of wood with so much history to create something new is a magical feeling.’

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Gap in the market

Every Tuesday, an alternating group of residents from the asylum seekers’ centre Joseph Haydnlaan met in Utrecht-West to work on sculptures for the Saint Martin Parade. They were supervised by two artists from the neighbourhood. This multicultural group carved several smaller sculptures, all revolving around vested mercantile law

and one of the first markets in Utrecht, which was held in 1122. Sophie Koster from the Welcome to Utrecht organisation, who made this project possible: ‘Everyone knows something about the theme market, so we left it to the participants to interpret the theme as they saw fit. People made different items; a fish, flowers, various baskets. Finally, the group used willow twigs, bamboo wrapped in brightly coloured

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Saskia Bakker is a furniture maker at Haaks Hout. She and a group of other furniture makers from the neighbourhood have been making a wooden sculpture specially for the Saint Martin Parade. The sculpture will be set alight on the Saint Martin bonfire on 6 November in Hoograven. In honour of the ‘city without walls’ theme, the group has carved a wooden replica of Vredenburg castle. ‘The theme conjured up images of the massive act of rebellion against the walls in Utrecht in 1577’, explains Saskia. ‘A group of women led by one of my heroines, Trijn van Leemput, stormed and demolished Vredenburg Castle. Our sculpture is made from wood left over from Utrecht trees. It shows every detail, from the turrets to the drawbridge. To make it extra special, we incorporated a piece of wood from the original drawbridge at Vredenburg Castle into our

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paper and fairy lights to make a ring around the 10 to 15 sculptures, so that they can carry it themselves at the parade.’

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Strength in numbers

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the theme ‘city without walls’, they enrolled the help of an artist to make thirty lamps in the shape of bricks. They then choreographed an act, which focuses on collaboration between children and breaking down a wall. ‘We want to show the pupils just how important it is to work together, and that it’s good to stick to your principles and stand up for yourself. Like the women who demolished Vredenburg Castle and banished the symbol of Spanish dominance all those years ago’, says Sanne Wichman, who created the choreography with Mystha Mandersloot.

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‘WE WANT TO SHOW THE PUPILS JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF’

The Parade leaves the Railway Museum at 18:00 on 11 November. It then winds its way along the walls that are no longer there, proceeding via Malie­ singel, Tol­steeg­singel, Ledig Erf and Catharijne­singel towards Moreelsepark, where it comes to a musical conclusion. Saint Martin Fires will be burning in three neighbourhoods in the run-up to the Parade: 4 November on Berlijn­ plein, 5 November at Overvecht shoppping mall (Gloriantdreef) and 6 November on Tolsteegplantsoen. These events will be glowing with light, music, dance, food and a take-away market. sintmaartenparade.nl/ english

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8× time for wine FANCY A NICE GLASS OF RED, A GLASS OF FIZZ OR A HIGH WINE WITH FRIENDS? WE’RE MAKING A TOUR OF THE BEST WINE BARS IN TOWN. CHEERS! Photography Louis Hansel/Unsplash

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VINVIN

Just over ten years ago, three friends opened Utrecht’s very first wine bar. It’s now a household name and VinVin was even voted the Netherlands’ best wine bar. Julian, who’s been running the place since 2016, didn’t train as a sommelier but acquired his vast knowledge along the way. Fun fact: Julian himself has also been awarded a prize, namely that of Most Enthusiastic Wine Bar Owner. His dream? To run his own vineyard in Italy or France.

why it’s called ‘Rubens tasting bar’ in Dutch)! You can book for groups of at least ten people, or you can join a group on your own or with a couple of friends. They don’t just specialise in wine, but also in port and whisky.

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RAISE A GLASS

This fabulous old building on Nieuwegracht hides a true hidden gem: Rubens Proeflokaal. It’s not only a place for a good glass of wine and a plate of snacks, but also for a tasting session. That’s their speciality (and

Sommelier Wim and chef Glenn opened Roemer in October 2021 on Berlijnplein in the Leidsche Rijn neighbourhood. They serve over three hundred sorts of wine, as well as various types of grappa and sherry. Roemer has two areas: a wine bar where you can order a drink, snacks or a simple meal. And a restaurant where you can enjoy a proper lunch or dinner, involving three to seven courses. With fitting wines, obv!

THE FRENCH WAY

> Berlijnplein 2 roemer-utrecht.nl

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RUBENS PROEFLOKAAL

THE 'WINE GUIDE' OF TALUD9 IS A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO HELP YOU DISCOVER WHAT YOU LIKE

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‘Lefebvre’ means ‘artisan’ in French and it shows. Everyone here is devoted to their work. They can tell you anything you want to know about your chosen wine. Our tip: order fresh oysters with your fizz, or a cheese board with a good glass of red, and sit back to enjoy the view of the Neude buzz and the grandeur of the old post office, which now houses a library.

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ZIES

At ZIES, on the corner of Twijnstaat and Ledig Erf, they serve various wines from Morocco, Portugal, Lebanon, Israel, Greece and Cyprus. Something a little a bit different. If you can’t choose, try the ZIES Flight: three different half-glasses. ZIES is also a bistro: they serve Mediterranean dishes, such as wild gambas, pig’s cheeks with chorizo or langoustine with burrata. > Twijnstraat 58 zies-utrecht.nl

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HIGH WINE

TALUD9

The concept at Talud9 is simple: nice coffee and good wine. Instead of a wine menu, they have a ‘wine guide’: a step-by-step plan to help you discover what you like. Order something to go with your wine, like cheese, charcuterie, prosciutto crudo or burrata with truffle oil. Or try a ‘high wine’: you taste

several different wines, along with carefully chosen tasty morsels. Fun fact: the building was once a garden house for Pope Adrian, the only Dutch Pope. > Donkere Gaard 9 talud9.nl 8

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TERROIR In the middle of the Museum quarter, there’s a smart wine restaurant called Terroir. Almost all of the wines served here are organic and biodynamic. The wine menu changes constantly and the choice is eye-watering. Luckily, the owner and sommelier Julian is happy to advise. French, German and Spanish wines are his speciality. And if you’re feeling peckish, the kitchen cooks seasonal dishes using local ingredients. A place at the bar is recommended.

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Roemer

This place is all about seeing and being seen. The house drink is obviously cava, but they also serve champagne, sangria and wine. Much of it is Spanish, and the rest comes from Europe. Order some tapas or a plate of snacks to go with your drinks. Tip: every Wednesday, chef Rafaël makes paella.

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LAURA WITTMANN FROM BERLIN

LAURA WITTMANN FROM GERMANY HAS ONLY BEEN IN UTRECHT FOR A YEAR, BUT TRULY DESERVES TO BE CALLED A ‘NEW LOCAL’. SHE HAS DISCOVERED MORE OF THE CITY THAN MANY OF US WOULD DO IN A YEAR: LAURA IS UP-TO-DATE ON ALL THE EVENTS AND HAS BEEN TO MOST OF THE COOL PLACES THAT YOU HAVE TO VISIT WHILE LIVING UTRECHT. By Anita Nánási

‘I studied communication in social and economic contexts in Berlin. During the COVID-pandemic, I followed a course from my in-between master studies, called Intercultural Competencies. I really liked it, so I started looking for a masters on this topic. The search led me to the Intercultural Communication programme at Utrecht University. It mainly focuses on how language, cultures and identity are connected. Think of subjects like the power of language, what it means to switch to another language and intercultural work spaces. The latter is especially interesting in the Netherlands as multiculturality is starting to become the norm in many organisations.’

GIVE IT A SHOT

‘I had never been to Utrecht before, but I heard it was like a small Amsterdam. I was in Amsterdam as a tourist and really loved it It was in my top three cities to visit again for a long time. When I got accepted to the masters in Utrecht, I decided to just give it a shot. Once I moved here, I liked it a lot more than Amsterdam. It exceeded my expectations and the city became a home very quickly.’

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Laura’s favourites SUPER NICE I have a part time job in Restaurant Syr. Besides the food being amazing, the people are super nice. They make me feel at home every day.

NEVER BORING There’s always something going on at De Nijverheid: music, food, exhibitions, and the Boot 122 microbrewery.

EASY-GOING

‘In my masters, we emphasise that we shouldn’t generalise, but I can’t help but noticing that people are very relaxed here. Like in bike traffic, for example. When you go cycling in Berlin, people tend to be very mad at each other. Here, everyone keeps smiling and never stops being polite. People are easy-going. On a nice evening, they will grab their chairs and have dinner in front of their house. I think you can really feel that the city makes people happy. The urban planning, with lots of space for pedestrians and bikes and with few cars around, has a big influence on people’s well-being.’

Photography Koen Peters (De Nijverheid)

DAY TRIPS

‘If you are in Utrecht for a short period of time, like me, I would advise to take advantage of the city’s central location. Plan day trips! Within the country you can visit The Hague and Delft, but Germany, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom are also easily accessible by public transport.’

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COSY CINEMA Slachtstraat Filmtheater is a tiny, cosy cinema in the heart of the city.

GUILTY PLEASURE Because the university library is right next to it, De Bakkerswinkel became my guilty pleasure after a long day of studying.

LANGUAGE CAFÉ Every Wednesday night, there’s the Language Café at Café Marktzicht. It’s a great way to meet people when you are new in town.

COFFEE FIX Dagger Coffee is a tiny coffee place where you can study in peace if you didn’t manage to get a spot at the university or Neude library. They have great specialty coffee.

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Sterrenwijk, known by locals as ’t wijk, is one of Utrecht’s smallest neighbourhoods. It originally consisted of 375 temporary white houses, erected post-1918. They were meant to last for 25 years, but due to the immense housing shortage after World War II, the houses remained and became increasingly dilapidated. According to former Sterrenwijkers, this didn’t dampen the community spirit. In 1976, the white houses were demolished. The population became more diverse, which obviously affected the character of the neighbourhood. In the old days, the street was an extension of people’s living rooms, whereas nowadays, people seldom bump into each other outside. In the exhibition entitled Een kijk op ’t wijk, you can learn more about the past and present of Sterrenwijk. > until 5 March 2023, Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl

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In Kurt Weill’s famous Broadway-opera Lady in the Dark, Liza Elliot, editor of a fashion magazine, ends up on a psychiatrist’s couch due to panic attacks and symptoms of depression. By analysing her dreams, the psychiatrist gets to the heart of Liza’s problems. In the opera, Weill takes the audience into Liza’s subconscious through three dream sequences, based on her psycho­analysis. These dreams are about the contemporary issues women are dealing with in a hectic society, like performance pressure, self-image and self-fulfillment. The performance marks the first time Opera Zuid presents this Weill classic to Dutch audiences. In the opera, the promising British director Anna Pool reflects - with a wink - on the dated menwomen relationships of the 1940s. In addition to being a sublime combination of opera and Broadway music, Lady in the Dark is also a visual spectacle with beautiful costumes based on 1940s fashion. The opera is sung in English, with Dutch and English surtitles. > 15 November, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Buy your tickets at ssbu.nl

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Photography Hugo Thomassen

THIS WINTER, OPERA ZUID TAKES A REVIVAL OF LADY IN THE DARK, THE FAMOUS BROADWAY-OPERA BY KURT WEILL, TO THE STAGE.

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Cultural Events Calendar Then, now, then CALENDAR

From 2017 onwards, the artist Marijke van Warmerdam lived in Rome and shot a series of 16 films that brought together the past, present and future of the city. In her films, she traces the dynamic way in which Baroque still has a place in contemporary Roman life. Urban sounds form the soundtrack for the installation that glues the films together.

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1 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Alexisonfire [19:30] This Canadian post-hardcore band’s music is full of destructive riffs, energetic melodies and soul-crushing screams. DE HELLING > Magic Sword [20:15] A synth-heavy trip to another world. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lady Blackbird [20:30] The singer’s 2021 album ‘Black Acid Soul’ turned the jazz and soul world upside down. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > TWO. [20:00] A musical and theatrical concert about opposites and what is in between. THEATER KIKKER > ALAN [20:30] A play with and about Artificial Intelligence and everything we consider to be uniquely human.

2 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Midlake [19:45] This American folk rock band seems to reinvent itself with every album it releases. The band is now exploring British folk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ezra Furman [19:45] Furman’s solo career consists of rock ‘n roll music with a hint of indie, garage rock and psychobilly. DB’S > Hexis [20:00] The music of this Danish band, that arose from the DIY punk and hardcore scene in 2010, has grown into a mix of black metal, doom and sludge. Support by local bands Second Guessing and Slapende Honden. DE HELLING > Iconic albums: Moontan [20:15] Bass player Rinus Gerritsen and others tell their stories about the Golden Earring album 'Moontan'. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tower of Power [20:15] This ever-changing American formation is one of the most talented and experienced funk/soul bands in the world, playing alongside the likes of Toto, Rod Stewart and Elton John. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Knock-out [20:00] This rollercoaster of acrobatics, comedy and visual effects was created as an ode to action movies. THEATER KIKKER > TWO. [20:00] See Tue 1. THEATER KIKKER > ALAN [20:30] See Tue 1.

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LECTURE UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > Making sense of what you sense [20:00] How can we better sense our body’s signals? With psychologist Dr Jennifer Murphy. VARIOUS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs: Open Mic, Comedy Night [20:30] English comedians (just started or experienced) try out their jokes within a relaxed atmosphere.

3 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > All Souls [20:15] The Nederlandse Bachvereniging plays a selection of the best German church music of the 17th century. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Stippenlift [20:15] Wistful songs on a bed of infectious electronics. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mary Gauthier [20:15] The style of this Grammynominated singer-songwriter could be described as a blend of singersongwriter and americana, with a hint of country. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: JP Maurice & Film Noir [21:00] Free gigs in the café with JP Maurice from Canada and Film Noir from France. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Knock-out [20:00] See Wed 2. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Danslokaal 10 [20:30] Three young choreographers present their choreographies to a big audience. Don’t miss out on this three-for-one deal with lots of unexpected twists!

4 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ella van Poucke plays Tchaikovsky [20:15] This concert is all about Tchaikovsky’s renditions of his big hero, Mozart, with the riveting ‘Variations on a Rococo Theme’ as the main event. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > De Stropstrikkers [20:00] This legendary Utrecht based hip hop formation takes to the stage again for a few shows. Support by the Brussels based MC Berry BXL. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Gregory Alan Isakov [20:00] Isakov spends his time either on his farm, or working on new music, often inspired by the likes of Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. DE HELLING > Nova Twins [20:15] This duo blends rap, punk and rock into the unique ‘Nova’ sound. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Nona [20:15] This Dutch singer is often compared to Amy Winehouse. She might still be young, but she has the voice of an old soul. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lambert [20:45] The biggest inspirations of this talented

neoclassical jazz musician are Paul McCartney, Chopin and Bill Evans, so it’s bound to be a night full of surprises. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Knock-out [20:00] See Wed 2. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Danslokaal 10 [20:30] See Thu 3.

5 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Soloists ensemble Cantores Martini presents a programme revolving around All Saints’ Day. JACOBIKERK > The Sound of Silence [20:15] On the day of silence, chamber choir Cantiago gives a concert with choral works by, among others, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Peteris Vasks and Paul Simon. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Garage Psych with Weird Omen + Charlie & the Lesbians [20:00] With their unique line-up of drums, guitar and saxophone, Weird Omen’s music is a unique take on garage rock and psych. Charlie & the Lesbians from Eindhoven has a tremendous live reputation. KANAAL30 > MURIEL – Noresign [20:30] Musical odyssey of melodic, poppy songs by Dutch-French artist MURIEL. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fischer-Z (solo) [20:30] Fischer-Z’s frontman John Watts plays the legendary 1981 album ‘Red Skies Over Paradise’ live before the break. After, the audience can vote on whatever other songs they want to hear. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dale! [20:30] This new event is all about partying Latin American style, with live music by Evelyn Dupuy and Conjunto Papa Upa. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Michelle David & The True-Tones [20:30] The unique combination of gospel, soul, blues, jazz and afrobeat is hard to find anywhere else. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Noble Jacks [21:00] This British band makes catchy power folk that can turn any concert hall into a true Irish pub within minutes. DB’S > Ballroom Blitz [23:00] Free disco evening with alternative hits and danceable noise.

6 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] Live jazz music. MENEER POTTER > Gin & Jazz [15:00] Enjoy a gin or cocktail while Meneer Funkel plays jazzy tunes with vinyl. DB’S > El Fatso [16:00] Dirty, raw and full on is the recipe of rock band El Fatso. Support is by psychedelic stoner doom band Cervus. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Perturbator [19:45] This former black metal guitarist turned to electronic music. His John

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Carpenter-esque 80s synth sound with postpunk influences attracts a unique audience. DE HELLING > Neal Francis [20:15] Contemporary mix of americana and funk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Judy Collins [20:15] This iconic ‘lady of folk’ broke into the mainstream with her hit single ‘Send In The Clowns’ back in 1975, but her voice is still as powerful as ever. KANAAL30 > MURIEL – Noresign [20:30] See Sat 5. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Smoove & Turrell [20:30] The blend of soul, funk, disco and modern jazz and hip hop of this producer and soul singer duo is one of a kind. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Eliades Ochoa [20:30] This Cuban guitarist and singer is one of the last original performers of ‘son cubano’, the traditional music genre in which Spanish and African music come together as one. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Riley Downing [20:30] The music made by The Deslondes’s vocalist Riley Downing can best be enjoyed on your lawn late at night with a glass of whiskey. Seeing him live is even better, though, of course!

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8 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Anton Spronk and Nathalia Milstein [14:00] This chamber music concert takes you on a musical journey from the romantic era to halfway through the 20th century. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > One Man Band Fest with Lone

Wolf + Big Bull & his Selfish Band + Van Tastik [20:00] dB’s has a soft spot for One Man Bands so there will be three of them on stage. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > They Have Waited Long Enough [20:00] Three female composers dive into Greek mythology and give new perspective to old legends, through vocal harmonies and instrumentals.

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9 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC DUMS > Haast (Hurry) – A fairy tale

about Utrecht (world premiere) [19:30] On the occasion of Utrecht 900 years, Reinier Bavinck composed a fairy tale about the city for the Ad Hoc Orchestra. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Yurdal Tokcan Ensemble [19:30] ÛDI PROJECT is a reflection of Yurdal Tokcan, one of the leading oud artists, and his longstanding cooperation with his students. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes [19:30] Hardcore punk as it is meant to be: loud and in your face. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > black midi [20:15] A riveting mix of math rock, industrial noise, and post punk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lizz Wright [20:15] Wright belongs to the new generation of jazz vocalists who built on the heritage of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but with a modern twist. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > James Francies [20:30] Since his debut album in 2018, this composer/pianist/producer has been on a roll.

10 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Marrin & Metropolo [21:00] Check out the live gigs of two up-and-coming bands for free. GEERTEKERK > Culture Connection presents Women’s Voices [20:00] Show in honour of Utrecht’s 900th anniversary, in which song, music and poetry by female artists from various religions, cultures and worlds come together.

11 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC DUMS > Chamber music concert [20:00] Strings from the Rietveld Ensemble perform a programme with four strings, with – in works by Haydn and Rossini – also attention to the double bass. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Utrecht 900th Anniversary [20:15] The greatest Dutch orchestras unite to perform a musical ode to this beautiful city.

12 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Dom organ player focuses on new organ music from France. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ KANAAL30 > Soundcontainer & The Bøk [19:30] Get blown away by these two (punk) rock bands.

VARIOUS DUMS > Comedyhuis Club English comedy night [20:30] The finest English-speaking stand-up comedians present their unique views on The Netherlands and the Dutch.

13 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 6. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT >

Balanchine/Van Manen/Arques – Three Generations of Top Choreographers [20:00] The National Ballet presents the works of three ballet legends in one show.

14 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > James Bay [20:00] With just his three most popular songs, this British singer-songwriter has gathered over 1.5 billion Spotify streams. Bay’s latest album includes hints of electronica that add a new layer to his already complex music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Oliver Tree [20:00] His latest album ‘Cowboy Tears’ is an inventive mix of emo music and country. DE HELLING > Robert Finley [20:15] World-class soul singer. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mark Lettieri Group [20:15] Fans of jazz fusion collective Snarky Puppy should definitely not look over their guitarist’s solo work.

15 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Matt Andersen [19:45] This Canadian blues singer and guitarist has both an impressive look and an impressive voice. The Alan Doyle Trio will be playing along. DE HELLING > Warhaus [20:15] The return of Maarten Devoldere’s (Balthazar) excellent solo project. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Lady in the Dark [20:00] This Broadway opera created by Kurt Weills delves into the life of CEO Liza Elliot, and explores her dreams, subconsciousness and the reality of her life in our current chaotic society.

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Yung Lean [19:45] This Swedish rapper is one of the founders of cloud rap, and one of the first artists within hip hop to mix banger beats with more personal and emotional lyrics. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Aoife O’Donovan [20:15] This Irish-American singer is not only known for her beautiful, ethereal voice, but also for her productivity; she’s a solo artist, frontwoman of Crooked Still and founder of folk trio I’m With Her. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Mike Farris & Jo Harman [20:15] The founder of Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies has been making soulful roots rock for his solo project for over 20 years.

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16 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Amsterdam Sinfonietta [20:15] The Amsterdam Sinfonietta once again manages to seamlessly blend two art forms together: this time it’s a musical ensemble around Max Frisch’s ‘The Book of Water’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Walter Trout

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17 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wolf Alice [19:45] This British band is hard to classify: are they grunge, synthpop, punk, shoegaze, or indie rock? It’s probably all of them combined. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Arcadi Volodos [20:00] An old-fashioned pianist in the best way possible. For anyone who wants a piano concert with no unnecessary fluff or gimmicks. DE HELLING > Oscar Anton [20:15] Singer-songwriter from Paris. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Justin-Lee Schultz [20:15] This 15-year-old prodigy discovered his musical talents at the age of 5. A decade later, he’s mastered multiple instruments and gained the attention of true jazz legends like Stevie Wonder. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Brooke Annibale [20:30] If you’re a fan of Harry Styles’ solo music, you should definitely check out this singer-songwriter. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: Kind Human & Maria BC [21:00] Check out the live gigs of two up-and-coming bands for free. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Avatara [20:30] In an optimistic and powerful performance in which dance and puppetry merge, Shailesh and Duda investigate the tension between humans and gods.

18 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Severin von Eckardstein & Friends [20:00] A musical gathering of Von Eckardstein and his charismatic friends, who will play Schumann’s ‘Piano Quintet’. DE HELLING > Banji [20:15] Alternative pop sensation from Utrecht. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Connesson & Beethoven 9 [20:15] Conductor Krystof Urbanski and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra bring you the Dutch premiere of ‘Heiterkeit’ by the French composer Guillauma Connesson. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ LEIDSCHE RIJN COLLEGE > Grote Prijs van

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Leidsche Rijn and Vleuten-De Meern the opportunity to gain experience on stage. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sports Team [19:45] Explosive brit pop. DB’S > Big Ass Metal Fest presents Kryptos [20:00] Indian band Kryptos has been a driving force of old school heavy metal since 1998. Support by Utrecht based trash metal band Grindpad. DUMS > UJazz Club Concert: Tom Beek Quartet [20:00] Beek explores the meaning of melody, rhythm and harmonies. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tim Knol & The Wandering Hearts [20:15] Knol’s latest album ‘Lightyears Better’ is all about turning your life around. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rudeboy plays Urban Dance Squad [20:15] Rudeboy and his friends will bring the glory days of Urban Dance Squad back to life. EKKO > Jason Waterfalls & The Overslept [20:30] Double bill of Dutch power pop and punk rock.

19 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] The Domcantorij sings work by César Franck. NEUDE LIBRARY > Lie down concert: Best of Einaudi, Yiruma, Tiersen [21:30] Find a spot in the iconic hall, lie down and enjoy the live music performed by Jeroen van Veen. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Opeth [20:15] For this show of Swedish metal band Opeth, the audience can vote which songs they would like to hear. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kim Wilde [20:00] One of the biggest and most lovable stars of the eighties. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dan Mangan [20:45] Whether he plays acoustic or more rock ‘n roll, Mangan’s concerts are always a treat. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > FUNK IRC [19:30] A show and competition about cyphers, an important element of street dance culture that can be described as an energy that makes you want to jam. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > What

You See Festival: K’s Choice – Community Edition [20:00] Legendary Flemish band K’s Choice performs together with group of one hundred music lovers.

20 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TivoliVredenburg > Rachel Podger & Christopher Glynn [11:00] The sonatas for violin and piano are the true hidden gems of Mozart’s discography. Podger and Glynn, both classically trained, will make sure to do them justice.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Venice Baroque Orchestra [15:00] This insanely good orchestra will take you back to Vivaldi’s time with instrumentals and opera. WILHELMINAKERK > Haast (Hurry) –

A fairy tale about Utrecht (world

premiere) [19:30] See Wed 9. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wolfert

Brederode, Joost Lijbaart & Matangi Quartet [15:00] This trio manages to completely capture its audience with as few notes as possible. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 6. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Set It Off [19:45] American pop rock band. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Opeth [19:45] See Sat 19. DB’S > Girls in Synthesis [20:00] The music of this London trio is a mix of classic punk, industrial, cold wave and hardcore with a touch of nihilism. Support by noise, post-punk and krautrock band Kallaallil Nunaat. DE HELLING > Voltage [20:15] Proper americana from the Netherlands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Nation Of Language [20:30] The synth pop of this American indie band takes you straight back to the heydays of eighties bands like Depeche Mode. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tadhg Daly [20:45] Daly’s music is best described as a mix of Ben Howard, Nirvana and an unexpected hint of The Chainsmokers.

21 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sabrina Claudio [20:00] One of the biggest rising stars in the alternative R&B scene. Billie Eilish meets Destiny’s Child. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Now here, Now always [20:00] This show consists of three very different choreographies, so there’s something for everyone!

22 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Blue Sands feat.

Kika Sprangers + Efraim Trujillo & Rembrandt Frerichs [20:00] Some of jazz’s biggest up-and-coming artists get a chance to show off their talents and music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Scouting for Girls [20:15] The upbeat, yet melancholic sound is recognisable from afar. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Birds On The Wire [20:30] This Irish eight-man formation brings an ode to the work of the legendary Leonard Cohen. LECTURE NEUDE LIBRARY > Hannah Arendt – The Origins of Totalitarianism [20:00] What

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would Hannah Arendt think of today’s autocrats? Philosopher Dr Dorothea Gädeke discusses Arendt’s epic work on the origins of totalitarianism.

24 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ CULTUURCAMPUS/AMADEUS LYCEUM >

Grote Prijs van Leidsche Rijn – preliminary round #2 [19:00] See Fri 18. DB’S > Club 3voor12/Utrecht [20:00] Showcase evening with new, mostly local bands. This time: Mood Bored, Trix and Leonard Luke. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dillon [20:15] Her voice is often compared to Björk and Lykke Li’s, but she’s more than that: Dillon has managed to create a whole new musical landscape with her always eccentric electronic music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Noord Nederlands Orkest and Ruben Block [20:15] Front man of Flemish rock band Triggerfinger is working together with a complete orchestra to give his music a whole new sound. EKKO > Magnapop [20:30] This cult rock foursome from the US is back in its original formation. Support by Captain Naysayer. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live: KEES & Fred Goverde [21:00] Check out the live show of two up-and-coming bands for free. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Wild Port of Europe [20:30] A chance to hear the magical music of this enchanting movie about the lives of animals living in and around the port of Rotterdam.

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26 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Dom organ player and soloists focus on the work of César Franck.

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sonatas and partitas by Liza Ferschtman [19:30] Ferschtman is taking on the impressive challenge of playing all Bach’s violin sonatas and partitas in one night. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Gathering [19:30] In their 30-year existence, this Dutch band has evolved from doom metal to atmospheric, electronic rock that perfectly suits their new front woman’s voice. EKKO > Bob uit Zuid [20:30] Hip hop with guitar riffs and cliché-avoiding lyrics (in Dutch). DB’S > Ballroom Blitz [23:00] See Sat 5.

For this Icelandic band, not instruments but vocal harmonies form the base of their sound. This concert is all about the ‘winter sun’, and will include many traditional Icelandic folk songs. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] The Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble brings an ode to Erik Satie and his wonderfully absurd and creative music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Altin Gün [20:00] This band is bringing seventies Turkish psychedelics back to life. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Big One - The Pink Floyd Show [20:15] One of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands of Europe.

27 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Holland Baroque & Sven Ratzke [15:00] Holland Baroque and Sven Ratzke are treating you to smooth chansons and heart-warming love songs. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sun-Mi Hong Quintet [15:00] Drummer, composer, and band leader Sun-Mi Hong is back on tour with her quintet, to play the music from the latest album full of innovative jazz.

28 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jack Savoretti [20:00] Soveretti’s slightly raspy voice fits his easily listenable romantic pop songs perfectly. His music has been used for numerous TV shows. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Eindstürzende Neubauten [20:30] This German avant-garde group has been a major source of influence for Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and many others.

29 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Widowspeak [20:00] This band around song writing couple Molly Hamilton and Michael Stasiak is pop music soft like satin but with a twangy edge. Support by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart, as half of American duo Ohmme. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Het Collectief [20:00] Het Collectief (The Collective) is a master at adapting classical music into a modern sound. This time it’s Schönberg’s work that is getting a modern remaster.

30 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Open Jam Session [20:00] Bring your instrument and jam along, or just sit back and enjoy the action on stage. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Árstídir [20:00]

December

1 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > The Hooten Hallers [20:00] This American folk, blues and a bit of punk trio is best known for its European tours as support for the Dead South. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jethro Tull [20:00] This legendary British band has been making rock for over 55 years. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fabrizio Paterlini [20:30] This pianist and composer’s music is often described as neoclassical, ambient, minimalistic, or new age. Paterlini himself describes it as ‘a glass of red wine on a summer evening’. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] Free live shows by up-and-coming bands. Names tba.

2 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > BADBADNOTGOOD [19:45] This instrumental trio is not only a versatile jazz band, but also highly requested producers for greats like Kendrick Lamar, Ghostface Killah and Tyler, The Creator. DB’S > Temple Fang [20:00] The leading Dutch band when it comes to psychedelic music. DUMS > UJazz Club Concert: Kika Sprangers & Kit Downes [20:00] In this series of concerts, Kika Sprangers is inviting international musicians to play together. This time: pianist Kit Downes. EKKO > The Districts [20:30] Lo fi indie rock band. CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kate Moore,

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MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ ACADEMIE 10 > Grote Prijs van Leidsche Rijn – preliminary round #3 [19:00] See Fri 18. DB’S > Punk is Now [20:00] In these times of uncertainty and crisis, punk music is back. Party with three live bands, including The Hague punks TOPROT. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Marble Sounds [20:30] Melancholic indie folk with hints of post punk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Trio Sambeek, Stotijn and Eijsackers [20:30] The perfect evening for anyone curious about classical music but afraid to commit to a full orchestra. CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > VOCES8 [20:00] This young a capella group from the UK merges early English music with European renaissance choirs.

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3 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC JANSKERK > Messiah – G.F. Händel [16:15] The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands perform Händel’s ‘Messiah’. DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Enjoy a free concert in the church. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Van Gogh in Me [20:15] The Dutch Chamber Choir is touring the country once again, this time with a concert dedicated to the art of Van Gogh and Klimt. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes [19:45] British hardcore punk band. DB’S > Hackedepicciotto ([20:00] Einsturzende Neubauten bass player Alexander Hacke and his wife Danielle De Picciotto grace the stage with their electronic project Hackedepicciotto. Support by Amsterdam based electronic duo Glice. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sanaa Marahati

ft. Amsterdam Andalusia Orchestra [20:00] Marahati is one of the few remaining singers of Morocco’s classical Malhoun music. DE HELLING > The Ultimate Eagles [20:15] Presenting the history of one of the world’s greatest bands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MDC III [21:00] This sensational, hypnotising trio proves that the Belgian jazz scene is one to keep an eye on. Expect transcendent, dreamy atmospheres and pulsing grooves. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Celebrating an evening with Jiří Kylián! [20:00] See Fri 2.

4 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Chamber Orchestra with Lucas & Arthur Jussen [15:00] These famous piano brothers are playing Beethoven, specifically his earlier works. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cello Octet Amsterdam [20:15] The octet is taking on the challenge of performing Michael Gordon’s latest composition ‘8’, exclusively written for this show. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bobby Dove [14:45] Dove takes you back to ‘the golden age of country’ - the heydays of Hank Williams,

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George Jones and Loretta Lynn. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet [15:00] Honing uses classical West-European music to create a completely unique interpretation of the jazz genre. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] Live jazz music. MENEER POTTER > Gin & Jazz [15:00] Enjoy a gin or cocktail while Meneer Funkel plays jazzy tunes with vinyl. DB’S > Boppin’ the Rock presents The Blue Grass Boogiemen + Eddie and the Head-Starts [16:00] High energy bluegrass at its finest. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lera Lynn [20:45] This Texan singer-songwriter (and actress) makes americana with a pop-noir twist. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Controle (12+) [20:00] A medley of breakdance, physical comedy, live music, film and bizarre humour, performed by breakdance collective 155.

6 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The New London Chorale by Tom Parker [20:15] This esteemed formation has managed to bring classical music to a wider audience.

7 Wednesday VARIOUS HOFMAN UTRECHT > Utrecht Laughs: Open Mic, Comedy Night [20:30] English comedians (just started or experienced) try out their jokes within a relaxed atmosphere.

8 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sasha Witteveen [20:30] In this edition of Dutch Classical Talent, it’s contra bassist Sasha Witteveen’s time to shine, focusing on the battle of light versus darkness. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Rats and Daggers EP release [20:00] Utrecht’s heavy punk power trio is releasing its first EP. They celebrate the occasion with fuzz and guitar violence from Sultan and Knife Massage. EKKO > Chibi Ichigo + Meetsysteem & Victor de Roo [20:00] Double bill in which art, poetry, pop, rock and electronic sounds cross paths. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > De Staat [20:00] This might be the best live band the Netherlands has to offer. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Musical Box [20:15] The only Genesis tribute band approved by Genesis itself. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 1. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT >

LENTE/22/K [20:30] This theatrical dance concert deals with melancholy and homesickness. The story is sung in Indonesian, Javan and Dutch.

9 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Enjoy a free concert in the church. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Amsterdam

Sinfonietta & Hakan Hardenberger [19:30] The Amsterdam Sinfonietta is turning its attention towards Jesus’s mother to celebrate Christmas early. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Elliott BROOD [20:15] This Canadian alternative country band has dubbed its genre as ‘death country’, a mix of upbeat country and folk, with dark lyrics about damnation and hell. ACU > Pom [20:30] Loud and energetic pop songs from Amsterdam. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Edip Akbayram [20:30] Akbayram belongs to the pioneers of Turkish Anatolian music.

10 Saturday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Viagra Boys [19:45] This Swedish post punk band rose to fame with the hilarious single ‘Sports’ back in 2018. DB’S > We vs. Death [20:00] After more than ten years of non-existence, this Utrecht post rock band is reuniting for a select number of shows. EKKO > School is Cool [20:30] Indie pop from Flanders. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Eric Vaarzon Morel [20:30] This Dutch guitarist is the true king of flamenco. He has collaborated with many young flamenco talents and brought a few along for this concert, like dancer Conchita Boon and singer ELLE. VARIOUS DUMS > Comedyhuis Club English comedy night [20:30] The finest English-speaking stand-up comedians present their unique views on The Netherlands and the Dutch.

11 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ruysdael Quartet [11:00] Presenting the best string quartet pieces that Germany and France have to offer, with masterpieces like Beethoven’s ‘String Quartet Op., 18, No. 4’. DUMS > Chamber music under the Dom: Rietveld Ensemble [20:00] Rietveld Ensemble & Friends play Beethoven, Berg and Schnittke. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Peter Beets New Jazz Orchestra [15:00] The eighteenman band will put their own blues and

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swing-inspired spin on classical French music. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Silbersee [20:00] An ode to the iconic works by Kate Moore and Benjamin Britten, performed by the highly talented Silbersee. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Scala & Limited [15:00] A two-in-one show: ‘Scala’ is a performance about five young women struggling to find footing, ‘Limited’ is about a man stuck in a glass cylinder.

12 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > WeinachtsOratorio [19:30] Every year the Dutch Chamber Choir invites a guest orchestra to perform their version of Bach’s Christmas oratorio. This year, it’s the famous Parisian Les Talens Lyriques. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Chiaroscuro Quartet [20:00] This string quartet was started by the formidable Alina Ibragimova in 2005. For this tour, the group will play string compositions by Beethoven and Schubert.

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14 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Scandinavian Winter Fairy Tales [20:00] A concert full of Swedish trolls, Danish forests and Finnish reindeers, brought to you by the incredible mezzo soprano Karin Strobos and the Ciconia Consort. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Parov Stelar [19:45] See Tue 13. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > John Blek [20:30] This Irish singer-songwriter is known for his vulnerable lyrics and incredible fingerpicking skills.

15 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Maxine & KUZKO [20:30] A two-for-one deal of up-and-coming singer Maxine and synth pop duo KUZKO.

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16 Friday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ AZOTOD > Grote Prijs van Leidsche Rijn – final [19:30] Who will win the Leidsche Rijn and Vleuten-De Meern band competition? DUMS > UJazz Club Concert: Trio

Verploegen, Verhoeff & Van Der Westen [20:00] This jazz trio will show you what twenty years of playing together leads to. DE HELLING > Bömbers feat. Abbath [20:15] The ultimate Motörhead tribute. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Anúna [20:15] This Irish classical choir enchants every audience with its angel-like singing and Gregorian chants. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Harry Sacksioni [20:30] This guitar master celebrates his 50-year anniversary with a new solo show and a book full of his experiences while touring all over the world. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > James Sayer [20:45] This British singer-songwriter is inspired by seventies rhythm & blues, rock, and soul. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Ohgirl! [20:30] French choreographer and theatre maker Antonin Rioche has created an intimate show about his personal struggles with burnout.

17 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Enjoy a free concert in the church. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tenebrae [20:00] If there’s any way to prepare for Christmas, it’s by listening to a classic British choir. The main event? ‘Silent Night’, of course. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Danko Jones [19:30] His fans call him ‘the only true rock star left on Earth’, and they might have a point. Jones’ confidence and ability to set the crowd on fire is matched by none. DB’S > Fleur [20:00] A typical sixties sound inspired by albums such as ‘Pet Sounds’ by The Beach and Motown soul. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > GoGo Penguin [20:15] This jazz formation goes back to traditional jazz instruments, but with a modern twist. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Def Americans – Johnny Cash Tribute [20:30] One of the top Johnny Cash tribute bands.

18 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Resident

Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky 5 [15:00] This performance of Tchaikovksky’s ‘Symphony No. 5’ will be led by a female conductor, the talented Anja Bhilmaier. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Musica Temprana [20:15] A true specialist within the baroque classical music scene. For today’s concert they focus on baroque with Latin American influences. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ KANAAL30 > Musical dinner [11:00] Have dinner while listening to the Zangerscollectief, consisting of ten singers from different professional backgrounds – jazz, classical, music theatre, cabaret and everything in between. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 4. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kirac [19:00] This versatile musician and composer is also known as a modern Anatolian rock artist and poet.

19 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Heino [20:15] This legendary German singer might be the most popular schlager artist of the world.

20 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Anneke van Giersbergen [20:15] She might have one of the most versatile and magical voices of the Dutch music industry, perfect for this evening’s theme: fairy tales. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hackensaw Boys [20:15] This five-man band makes bluegrass, roots and country music with the energy of a punk band. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tijs Klaassen Quintet [19:45] Bass player Tijs Klaassen present his latest album together with his jazz ensemble. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Daniel Norgren [21:00] This Swedish singer-songwriter started his journey in blues, but slowly acquired a more unique personal style.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Christmas Choir Concert [20:15] The 20th iteration of Tivoli’s classic Christmas concert with the best choirs of the Netherlands. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Parov Stelar [19:45] This Austrian producer and DJ is one of the pioneers of the electro swing genre. This time, a live band will join him on stage. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Jerusalem [20:00] A conversation between two theatre makers about identity and the meaning of religion.

HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 1. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Past Present Zero [20:30] Known from The Ultimate Dance Battle, urban and break-dancer Denden presents a quirky mix of dance styles.

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21 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Händel’s Messiah [19:30] For this piece, Händel combined the three big loves of his life: Italian opera, German passion music and English cathedral hymns. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Open Jam Session [20:00] Bring your instrument and jam along, or just sit back and enjoy the action on stage. Free admission. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Insomnio [20:00] The perfect concert for anyone who loves surprises, because with Insomnio

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22 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Christmas with the Noord Nederlands Orkest [20:15] The orchestra is bringing the cosiness of winter to you, led by Eric Corton and with the young Portuguese soprano Leonor Amaral as a guest star. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > MY BABY [20:00] This trio blends dub, funk, gospel, psych, disco and blues to create an almost spiritual experience. DE HELLING > How to throw a Christmas Party musical [20:15] An over-the-top musical show about the least sympathetic figure in the Christmas story: Herod. HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 1.

DE HELLING > How to throw a Christmas Party musical [15:00 and 20:15] See Thu 22.

29 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN UTRECHT > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 1.

31 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > New Year’s Eve Pynarello & Friends [21:30] Pyranello is presenting 2023 with its best musical friends, while also looking back on 2022. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > New Year’s Party [20:00] Celebrate 2023 with a smashing party.

Festivals & Events

23 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > An Ode to Christmas [19:30] The perfect way to sneak in a little bit of extra Christmas preparation with compositions by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Haydn. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > How to throw a Christmas Party musical [20:15] See Thu 22. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Clean Pete’s Christmas Show [20:30] With Christmas classics, Clean Pete’s own songs, a string orchestra and a lot of snow. DB’S > Utreg Legends: Not Dead Yet! [22:00] Old school dance party to bring you back to the heyday of the Utrecht dance scene.

24 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC JANSKERK > Classical Christmas Concert [13:30] The ultimate concert with Christmas classics by world famous composers. Starring pianist Jan Vayne and the famous Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands. JANSKERK > Messiah – G.F. Händel [16:15] See Sat 3. DOM CHURCH > Free concert in the church [15:30] Enjoy a free concert in the church. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Pynarello [20:15] Pynarello can best be described as a combination of Beethoven and Nirvana. For this special Christmas concert, the theme is ‘Science Fiction Christmas Opera’. Sounds promising right? MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ

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IMPAKT FESTIVAL – 2 - 6 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] The idea that technology can provide ultimate satisfaction and at the same time be utterly dissatisfying is baffling and paradoxical. Since art is uniquely able to deal with such contradiction, the festival places art centre stage in a programme of two exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, talks and performances. FIRES OF ST MARTIN – 4, 5 AND 6 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [17:00] Preceding the St Martin Parade, there are three Fires of St Martin: 4 November in Leidsche Rijn (Berlijnplein), 5 November in Overvecht (shopping centre Gloriantdreef) and 6 November in Hoograven (Tolsteegplantsoen) with light, art, music, song, dance, food and performances around an enormous fire. LE GUESS WHO? – 10 - 13 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Festival for boundary-crossing music and culture. U? – 10 - 13 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Freely accessible fringe festival of Le Guess Who? in the city centre, Lombok, 2e Daalsebuurt, Overvecht, Werkspoorskwartier and Cartesius districts. ST MARTIN PARADE XL – 11 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [18:00 - 21:00] A magical open-air route revolving around St Martin, the patron saint of

Utrecht, with light, fire, music, dance and performance. Start at the Railway Museum, via Maliesingel, Tolsteegsingel, Ledig Erf and Catharijnesingel to Moreelsepark. WHAT YOU SEE FESTIVAL – 17 - 20 NOVEMBER VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] The international arts festival about gender and identity celebrates its fifth edition. With the theme ‘My Body, My Protest’, the festival invites visitors to explore their personal ways of activism. SMARTLAPPENFESTIVAL – 18 - 20 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Three days of (mainly Dutch) music straight from the heart. WIMBOWEE FESTIVAL – 19 NOV DB’S > [14:00] A celebration of African culture with various workshops, followed by a story telling session and a collective African dinner. The evening programme is filled with shows by African percussion groups and the Omar Ka & the Fula Band. DJ Nubian will conclude the day. WINTER SHOPPING – 27 NOVEMBER MERWEDE CREATIVE BREEDING GROUNDS > [12:00] Get your gifts for the holidays from local makers in the creative breeding grounds Vechtclub XL, Kanaal30, De Createur and Karma Kebab. WINTER MARKET – 11 DEC MOLEN DE STER > [11:00] Go shopping at the winter market, with many stalls selling handmade and local products. WINTER STATION – 24 DEC - 8 JAN 2023 RAILWAY MUSEUM > [10:00] The museum exudes a magical Christmas atmosphere with lots of activities and skating between the trains. INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - 27-30 DEC TIVOLIVREDENBURG AND OTHER LOCATIONS > [various times] Every year, Utrecht becomes a hub of classical music performances as the city welcomes some of the most sought-after musicians to perform on concert stages all over Utrecht. MIFFY LIVES HERE – THE WHOLE WINTER SEASON MIFFY MUSEUM > [from 17:00 to 23:00] Watch the winter adventures of Miffy and her friends in the animation ‘Miffy lives here’, that is projected on the façade of the museum.

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Kids

6 Sunday (Nov) PERFORMING ARTS ZIMIHC THEATER ZUILEN > Podium Sprits: Sribi Switi (4+) [15:00] In a playful dream world, two hip hop dancers and a beatboxer take the children on a night-time journey to the land of imagination.

20 Sunday (Nov) PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > BB (0,5+) [10:00] Makiko Ito presents a heart-warming dance show meant for the littlest kids, full of magic and surprising improvisations.

18 Sunday (Dec) PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Het Lijflied (6+) [14.00] In this family opera, every organ has its own music. Ina’s stomach makes mechanical music, her heart sings in the romantic nineteenthcentury opera style, while her intestines make themselves heard in a spastic language with fits and starts. EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Kris Kras

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Movies

DB’S 3 NOV > dB’s Cinema presents Klunkerz [20:00] THE film about mountain bikes covers the dirtbag beginnings on Mount Tamalpais, CA in the 1970’s to its global explosion in the 80’s. HOOGT ON TOUR IN VILLA CONCORDIA 18 NOV > The Bigger Picture: Tangerine [20:00] Without moralising, this film shows the vivid reality of Sin-Dee and Alexandra, two transgender sex workers. Loudly swearing and laughing, they are a lively presence on the streets of Los Angeles.

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

hartlooper.nl/en SPRINGHAVER > springhaver.nl/en SLACHTSTRAAT > slachtstraat.nl/en

Exhibitions & Museums

BAK UNTIL 13 NOV > The Hauntologists In our daily lives we may be confronted with the ghosts of our world’s persistent brokenness. Can we go back to intervene and restore this constant sense of fear? BOTANICAL GARDENS UTRECHT UNTIL 1 DEC > Tropical Butterfly Festival Visit the botanical gardens and the tropical butterflies in the greenhouse. BUITENPLAATS DOORNBURGH UNTIL 8 JAN 2023 > NIEUW WERK Three artists show new work that they made during a residency at the country estate. Each gives its own perspective on the environment, nature and architecture of the former monastery. CENTRAAL MUSEUM 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. UNTIL 15 JAN 2023 > Double Act Two seemingly completely different collections meet: the monumental video installations by the American Kramlich family and 17th-century paintings by the Centraal Museum. PERMANENT > The oldest city collection of the Netherlands The museum places top pieces from five collections in a surprising and sometimes daring context. PERMANENT > Studio Dick Bruna The workspace of the creator of Miffy has a permanent place on the top floor of the museum, which exudes the same atmosphere as Bruna’s original studio. PERMANENT > Rietveld Collection The museum has the largest Gerrit Rietveld collection in the world. This collection consists of more than 250 pieces of furniture and other objects, such as the iconic Red and Blue chair.

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Atelier [every Friday and Saturday] Drawing, painting, smearing, scattering or dipping, anything goes in this creative workshop. CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Open Lab [every Thursday] Get acquainted with new technology, machines and robotics. MIFFY MUSEUM > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends [permanent] Young children are invited to discover the world around them step by step. 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. Keep an eye out for them; you can recognise them by their vests covered in railway buttons and insignias. RAILWAY MUSEUM > Tech lab (4+) [permanent] This practical learning lab

has answers to all train-related questions. RAILWAY MUSEUM > Trial by fire (12+) [permanent] Experience what it was like to be an engine driver in the old days. 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. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Meteorology [permanent] Discover how the weather was observed in the past. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Bastion [permanent] Take a stroll past the unique spots of the 16th-century bastion and become acquainted with its long hidden secrets. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Stargazing during the day [every Sunday] On a cloudless Sunday you can look at the stars during the day. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Sun Lab [every Sunday] Check out the sun through a giant telescope. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM > Fossil Hunt [year round] In this audio tour scientist Jelle Reumer shows you all kinds of fossils in unusual, often hidden places in the city centre. DE VRIJSTAAT > De Bouwkeet (6+) [every Sunday until 27 Nov] Get creative, just like a proper designer, architect and artist. DE VRIJSTAAT > KunstAcademie (9+) [5, 12, 19 and 26 Nov] For kids who want to develop their creative skills.

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62 MAG Utrecht — Nov/Dec 2022 PERMANENT > Utrecht’s ancient ship The thousand-year-old ship that was found in Utrecht in 1930 has been on display ever since. It is publicly known for its peculiar smell, caused by the conservation method with creosote (a tar product). PERMANENT > Utrecht Caravaggists Check out the masterpieces of Utrecht masters from the Golden Age and the impact of Italian art. 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. DOM CHURCH PERMANENT > Visit the church The cathedral is open to the public 7 days a week. PERMANENT > Dutch Museum Churches Discover the hidden treasures of the Dom Church with an English audio tour. DOM TOWER PERMANENT > Tour of the Dom Climb the steps of the Dom Tower and learn everything about its history. There’s also a lift that takes you to the top to admire the beautiful skyline of the city. DOMUNDER PERMANENT > Secrets of Domplein Discover 2,000 years of history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological findings,

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

[every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city. Start at Domplein. GILDE UTRECHT GUIDED WALKING TOUR > [on request] The Gilde Utrecht guides will introduce you to the unique yards along the canals, the courtyards, the monasteries, the churches and of course the Dom Tower. Themes such as modern architecture, WWII, trees and churches are also possible. Call (030-2343252) or email (balie@gildeutrecht.nl) for more information or to book.

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dating back to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight. EXBOOT MONDAYS TILL FRIDAYS > Monthly changing exhibitions of upcoming artists EXboot used to be a boat for window prostitution, but was transformed into an exhibition space for art, located at De Nijverheid. EXBUNKER SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND EVERY 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH > Monthly changing exhibitions of upcoming artists EXbunker used to be a bunker during World War II, but is now an exhibition space for art. 5 - 27 NOV > The Watery Body In this installation, artist Sarah Fokke reflects on the physical relationship between our human body and the natural world around us by using water as an important material. DE HAAR CASTLE 1 NOV – 31 DEC > Visit De Haar Castle De Haar Castle is the biggest and most luxurious castle in The Netherlands. A visit will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century. IMPAKT UNTIL 8 JAN 2023 > The Curse of Smooth Operations The most dissatisfying technology of all is the one that works. KUNSTLIEFDE UNTIL 13 NOV > Mirror – Face to Face Dutch and Italian contemporary graphics. LANDHUIS OUD AMELISWEERD UNTIL 13 NOV > Then, now and then A series of films by Marijke van Warmerdam in which present, past and future come together. MIFFY MUSEUM PERMANENT > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends Various rooms, each dedicated to a different subject, invite young children to discover the world around them step by step. MOLEN DE STER EVERY SATURDAY > Visit the mill This mill in the Lombok district is a traditional working sawmill. The volunteers put the mill into action and explain its history. Free admission. MOVING GALLERY UNTIL 6 NOV > Keep an Eye The three prize winners of the HKU Keep an Eye Photography Stipendium 2021, Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé, Teune Derks and Rens de Vries, show their work. 19 NOV - 11 DEC > Van Oers x3 Large paintings with feather-light, almost transparent strokes by Romee, intriguing digital animations by sister Suzanna and sturdy drawings by their father Lauran van Oers.

MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT 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 10 APR 2023 > 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. PERMANENT > Museum collection Get an insight into the Christian art and cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD PERMANENT > Visit the Castellum Discover everything about Castellum Hoge Woerd, a contemporary reconstruction of the Roman fortress that once stood here. Three thematic audio tours are available in English and several other languages. There is also a free English handout available. FROM 18 DEC > Discover the wood chamber The museum opens the ‘Houtkamer’, where archaeological wood tells about the plodding along the Roman border, about the application of various types of wood and about the clever ways in which the Romans managed to reuse wood. MUSEUM SPEELKLOK PERMANENT > The musical tour This tour takes you to the wonderful world of self-playing musical instruments, surprising you with cheerful tunes emanating from all corners of the museum. NEDERLANDS VOLKSBUURTMUSEUM PERMANENT > Museum collection The Dutch museum of backstreets and working class neighbourhoods will show you the two hundred year-history of the day-to-day life of the man in the street. UNTIL 5 MAR 2023 > Sterrenwijk With some 875 inhabitants, Sterrenwijk is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in Utrecht. The 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. 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. QUINTESSENS GALLERY 9 NOV -17 DEC > Lotti van der Gaag & Jan Roëde Check out the sculptures and

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drawings by Van der Gaag and paintings by Roëde. RAILWAY MUSEUM UNTIL 27 NOV > Expeditie Posttrein The museum tells the story of the transport of mail by train and shows a number of mail trains. RAUM PERMANENT > RAUM Exhibitions Come and visit RAUM city lab, the biggest playground for design, art and technology in Utrecht. RIETVELD SCHRÖDERHUIS WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY > Visit the Rietveld Schröderhuis Utrecht architect Gerrit Rietveld designed this whole building along the lines of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl, known for its geometric shapes and primary colours. Reservation is compulsory. SALON VAN WELEER PERMANENT > Salon van Weleer Visit the Salon van Weleer for the Tearoom of Yesteryear (live games Scriptorium, Purgatorium and Reliquiarium. SANAA GALLERY UNTIL 26 NOV > Loved ones Solo exhibition by Anna Frydman, a Germany based artist trained at the Rietveld Academy. She focuses on drawings in different techniques.

3 DEC - 7 JAN 2023 > Raafat Ballan The first solo of Ballan in the Netherlands, where he shows his impressive oil paintings on paper and canvas. His work aims to highlight social and political urgencies that he has experienced first-hand. 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. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY PERMANENT > Bringing far away close by Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather, or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. PERMANENT > Meteorology Discover how the weather was observed in the past. PERMANENT > Bastion Take a stroll past the unique spots of the 16th-century bastion and become acquainted with its long hidden secrets. EVERY SUNDAY > Stargazing during the day On a cloudless Sunday you can look at the stars during the day. EVERY SUNDAY > Sun Lab Check out the sun through a giant telescope.

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Check out online BAK bakonline.org 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 Gilde Utrecht gildeutrecht.nl/english De Haar Castle kasteeldehaar.nl/english De Helling dehelling.nl Hofman Utrecht hofman-utrecht.nl Hof van Cartesius hofvancartesius.nl Hoogt on Tour hoogt.nl IMPAKT impakt.nl Kanaal30 kanaal30.com De Kargadoor kargadoor.nl Kunstliefde kunstliefde.nl Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd landhuisoudamelisweerd.nl Le Guess Who? leguesswho.com

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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 Nicolaïkerk nicolaikerk.nl De Nijverheid denijverheid.com ’t Oude Pothuys pothuys.nl Pieces of Tomorrow piecesoftomorrow.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 centraalmuseum.nl/en/visit/ locations/rietveld-schroder-house Salon van Weleer salonvanweleer.nl St Martin Parade/Fire of St Martin sintmaartenparade.nl/english Slachtstraat Filmtheater slachtstraat.nl/en Slot Zuylen slotzuylen.nl/english Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory sonnenborgh.nl/english Springhaver springhaver.nl/en Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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

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 UJazz ujazz.nl University Museum Utrecht universiteitsmuseum.nl/english Utrecht 900 utrecht900.nl Het Utrechts Archief hetutrechtsarchief.nl Utrecht Botanic Gardens uu.nl/botanischetuinen Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl/visitorinformation De Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl What You See Festival whatyouseefestival.nl Zimihc zimihc.nl

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Must-sees & must-dos

For more tourist information, must-sees and must-dos, go to discoverutrecht.com

Practicalities Tourist Information 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. They can also tell you about everything you can do. > open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, Domplein 9

Getting around BY BIKE > Cycling is the easiest and fastest way for getting around town. There are several bike renting spots in the city centre and around the station. Bikes are also for rent at the Tourist Information Centre. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT > The U-OV day ticket (Dagkaart) is valid for one day (€ 6,20) on all buses and trams. Buy your ticket at the U-OV Service Store in the main hall of Utrecht Central

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Station. Children up to the age of 4 can travel for free on U-OV buses and trams. The OV-chip card (OV-Chipkaart) is a public transport card which is accepted by all operators in the Utrecht region. You can buy an anonymous card for € 7,50 at the ticket vending machines in the main hall of Utrecht Central Station. You can also get one at the Tourist Information Centre.

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

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