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By: @IntegratedExpat

Let's just be thankful that the national colour isn't blue or green or, worse still, purple or black. Just think what those food colourings would do your system!

By: Alison

It was fantastic watching the sea of orange going past our place yesterday. You almost don't need to watch the matches; you can just listen to the large crowd responses throughout the city and tell whether something good or bad happened. And yes, the singing. So much singing!

Pretty in Pink Revisited

I originally posted this photo back in 2011, but since I’m not going to get a chance to go look for new photos today, I thought I’d repost this one. The reason for the pink balloons was the running of … Continue reading ?

Zelfgemaakte Markt Returns to Utrecht

One of my favorite markets is back in town this Saturday and I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in Utrecht. The Zelfgemaakte Markt (handmade market) usually splits its time between Utrecht and Den Bosch, but will be … Continue reading ?

Google City Experts Visit Vino Veritas

Last week, I received an email about participating in a Google City Experts event. Not specifically as an expert, but as one of the host venues for city experts to visit. They were organizing a tour through Utrecht’s newest cafés, … Continue reading ?

A Street in the Sun

I walk along Vloetiusstraat fairly often, as it’s the street that leads on from the side of the cathedral. No matter which angle you approach it from, it’s always a lovely street (with great rooftops). A few weeks ago, as … Continue reading ?

Vino Veritas Is Finally Opening!

In less than 24 hours, we will officially be opening the doors (well, one door, but you get the point) of Vino Veritas. Tuesday, 17 June, at 4 p.m. (16:00), we welcome anyone who would like to come enjoy some … Continue reading ?

18 Things to See, Do, Taste, and Experience in Utrecht

I’m always singing the praises of Utrecht and encouraging people to visit this beautiful, historic, and vibrant city, so it only seems right that I make a handy map of some of the places and things visitors should see. So … Continue reading ?

What is the most truly Muslim country in the world?

The following article was written by Patsy McGarry and is reprinted from The Irish Times, Religion and Beliefs Section, published on June 9, 2014. Ireland is ‘the most truly Muslim country in the world’ Israel is more compliant with the ideals of the Koran than any predominantly Muslim country, according to the study. Show More Summary

The Trek to the Utrecht Food Truck Festival

The title is a lie. It wasn’t a trek at all. The festival is so close I can smell the BBQ inside the house. But Utrecht’s first proper food truck festival is called TREK, and it’s been going on since … Continue reading ?

Don’t Touch Me Tomatoes

I’m not a picky eater, but there are two things that I’ve never liked: milk and tomatoes. Oddly, I’m ok with milk in cereal, but drinking it straight puts me off. As for tomatoes, I was fine with them in … Continue reading ?

Flamingo Friends

Keck & Lisa is a ridiculously fun, adorable shop on Zadelstraat, by Mariaplaats. They sell all sorts of colorful, beautiful home and garden items and I always want to buy at least half of everything they have. When I was … Continue reading ?

By: Winter, ehm… I’m afraid we have to let you go.

[…] post is inspired by Invading Holland’s funny winter spring- related cartoon. How very appropriate. We agreed on the fact that this winter doesn’t know how to retire […]

By: johanna

Eerste keer gezien we hebben er wel zin in lijkt leuk!!!!

By: dragon lady

In England we say in like a lion out like a lamb and visa versa, which means if March stars with high winds the rnd of the month will be calm and visa versa. Also we say "April showers bring May flowers" Niether mention snow but I have seen it snow in March and April. Show More Summary

By: Meta

We dutch say: "Maart roert z'n staart", which I think can be translated to "March stirs with it's tail" Meaning that the weather can be very unprecictable, it can be cold with wintery showers. A very old but true saying. Oh, and be prepared; we also say "April doet wat ie wil", which means "April does what it wants". Show More Summary

By: Barb the French Bean

Moreover, the French have an expression for the month of March: "les giboulées de mars." This means that the weather becomes manic-depressive. It could be sunny, rainy, then cold, all in the same day. :P

Wordless Wednesday: Dutch Rooftops

Tagged: brick buildings, domkerk, dutch rooftops, gothic architecture, photography, wordless wednesday

Utrecht Turns 892

Gefeliciteerd, Utrecht! You make 892 look great! Today is the official Stadsdag (city day), commemorating the date that Utrecht became an official city. On June 2, 1122, Henrik V officially recognized Utrecht as a city. (However, don’t forget that Utrecht … Continue reading ?

Pakistan: Three Women Dead at Hands of Family

My last post relayed the true story of a young pregnant Pakistani woman who was stoned to death a few days ago by her own family members because she married a man of her own choosing and not the cousin that her family had picked out for her.In light of new information that has surfaced regarding the man she married, I thought an update was in order. Show More Summary

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