Before you leave to go on exchange, you read all of the articles, and you talk to those around you who have been on exchange themselves. Everyone says it’s the greatest time of your life, and there is nothing to say that it won’t be, but this can also create an immense amount of pressure.

As an international student you’ve probably already seen a lot of different sides of Utrecht (or you’re going to). And as a local, I have to say, there are some pretty fun activities in this beautiful and vibrant city. That includes concerts, playing pool, bowling, escape rooms – and not to forget all of the amazing restaurants this town has to offer. But what about museums?

My father visited me last week, so I wanted to do something that was special to Utrecht. I haven’t had a chance to climb the Dom Tower, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do it.
 

A seemingly simple question is a bit difficult to answer. And this difficulty comes from its simplicity. Dutch cuisine is limited to a few recipes from the time when farmers had a limited number of ingredients at their disposal. When it comes to the ‘dinner-like’ dishes, the very first thing that comes to my mind is stamppot.

I truly think that the Netherlands is a nice country to live in. The friendly people, the beautiful countryside, the charming houses in Dutch cities… When it comes to the weather though, things get a bit more complicated. It seems as if we would get 50 shades of grey – in terms of weather! Although it is fair to say that the Dutch weather topic can get quite dramatic!

We know that it might be frustrating to have to stay inside now that the weather is finally better and Spring is on it’s way! You might have planned a trip to some places that are great to visit in Spring, such as… the Keukenhof. This beautiful park is the largest flower park in the world and one of the most visited attractions of the Netherlands.