Utreg, Statsie Waor!
This expression in local dialect means as much as "Utrecht, quite a
town". With this in mind, we have tried to think of some aspects of
Utrecht's nightlife that may be called truly local.
However, there isn't much in Utrecht you can't get elsewhere in
Holland apart from its great atmosphere, pretty streets, and many,
many bars. Utrecht has a very large number of terraces but that'll
only do you well in summer.
There is a local beer by the name of Dom Blondje that
you may want to try, but it isn't sold everywhere. You might want
to take some care not to be misunderstood when ordering it as it
means `dumb blond girl'. Oudaen also
sells home-brew beer.
One thing noteworthy about Utrecht is the large number of annual
festivals. Many of them are worth checking out if you are in town,
or even worth travelling to Utrecht for. Here we mention a few:
Theater aan de Werf (theater festival),
Springdance (dance festival), Blues Route,
Papernote Jazz Festival, Smartlappen Festival
(traditional Dutch music, nice), Utrechtse Filmdagen (film
festival), de Parade (various short performances, usually
in late July, very nice), and U-Dance (dance festival).
UTRECHT, FEBRUARY 22TH.
More media madness: last Saturday the Utrechts
recently ran yet another article
on this site.
As for something we've been promising for a long time: the list
of bars can finally also be viewed sorted by rating. While we were
at it, pictures of a few cafes are now available by clicking on the
camera icons in the listings, and we plan to add lots of new
pictures in the near future. Then again...
Last but not least, we've implemented another new feature that
might come in handy in case you're about to visit a cafe you've
never been to: clicking on the address below a cafe's name opens a
map of Utrecht with its location indicated (with a tip of the hat to
de Gemeente Utrecht).
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UTRECHT, FEBRUARY 22TH.
The preferred URL for this site is now welcome.to/zuipen
new URL is not only much easier to remember (and, of course, easier
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