Utrecht Local Customs

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  • 1. Canals

    The Oudegracht is the canal that runs through the centre of Utrecht's Old Town and was the means by which the town traded. Unlike Amsterdam's canals the Oudegracht was built to carry the water at a...

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  • 2. Museum Van Speelklok tot Pierement

    On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the National Museum From Musical Clock to Street Organ in Utrecht, the Netherlands, presents the international exhibition ‘Royal Music Machines’. Having...

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  • 3. Museums

    The 'MUSEUM KWARTIER' will be a pleasant diiscovery for you! You will find the largest Museums here, morover it is the historic heart of the City of Utrecht, a collection of Monumental buildings,...

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  • 4. Dom church and tower

    After you have visited the Dom church and on leaving it, don t walk straight to the statue in front of you, but make a turn to the left. Then you will see a gate, just enter there and oh! the piece...

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  • 5. Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the...

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  • 6. Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our...

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  • 7. Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling...

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  • 8. Arty Pissoirs

    The swirly pissoirs here, topped with the cartoon character "Miffy, bring to mind the old joke about the Admiral and the Field Marshall at the annual Combined...

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  • 9. Sinterklaas

    A local custom is the welcome party for Sinterklaas. Especially loved by children. Not so strange, since this man, Sinterklaas, is bringing gifts from Spain. In...

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  • 10. Canal concert

    Once a year, in 2011 it was in July, there is a concert on the Utrecht Canals. Diffferent musicians play classical music, while the audience is listening from...

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  • 11. Cafes and people watching...

    Like anywhere else in the world, locals and tourists love nothing better than to sit in the sunshine outside a cafe either alone or chatting with friends and...

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  • 12. Bikers, no Drivers!

    In Holland in general and above all in Utrecht you'll see that everyone uses a bicycle rather than a car, for short or even long tripsSometimes you'll hear...

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  • 13. Food from behind a Glass Door

    It seems Utrecht residents enjoy food from a wall. There were several of these things in Brugge, and we wouldn't consider buy food from here unless all the...

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  • 14. EARNING SOME POCKET MONEY....

    Too young for a little job, but.....it is rewarding playing your flute in the shopping malls.....pedestrian areas...so everything is quiet, no cars, buses,...

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  • 15. This is more or less a sneak...

    This is more or less a sneak preview for I have not asked my niece if it were ok to place this pic here. But hey! I do not think she knows I am on this site...

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  • 16. As soon as a ray of sun starts...

    As soon as a ray of sun starts to shine, the streets along the canals and even down by the water will be filled with tables and chairs from the cafés. Look how...

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  • 17. BiCYCLE PARKING

    Parking your bicycle in the city center and especial at the Centraal Station is a challenge.The Signs VERBODEN FIETSEN TE PLAATSEN (forbidden to park bicycles)...

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  • 18. Soaking up the sun

    We came across these two locals, who decided that the pavement was the best place to soak up the sun. They were not interested in the passersby and was rather...

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  • 19. Fishing along the canals

    We saw a number of people fishing along the canal. Not sure if it was done for recreation purposes or to feed the family.

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  • 20. Bavaria in Utrecht

    I have no idea why this place is called Bavaria - I am reliably informed it is not because of the style of architecture - maybe because of the beer it sells??

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  • 21. Bavaria by night

    This place was just as busy when I passed by MUCH later that night.... but with a different type of clientele!

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  • 22. Most shops stay open at night!

    I was surprised when in Utrecht to find many shops, including the Barber's, opened at night!Utrecht is a very dynamic and lively city and one can feel safe...

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  • 23. Say "Cheese"!

    Utrecht and in Holland in general are famous for all sorts of cheese, especially one called "Gouda"Dutch tend to include cheese in almost every meal, for lunch...

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  • 24. Canals

    This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

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  • 25. Canals

    This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

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