Besides all the great ESN activities and parties (and the Dutch events), you are all here for another purpose: studying. As you probably did not have time to study (or just tried to ignore it), it is now really the moment to sit down behind those books. But where do you do that? Everybody knows about the university librarys on the Science park or the Drift, but with the exam weeks these places can get really busy and you'll have to get up early to find yourself a study spot. Even more so, the coffee isn't great and the atmosphere can be depressing.

It’s one of those early days or nights: you’re very hungry, totally not feeling able to cook, perhaps hangover,  maybe after one of those famous ESN parties , your body is screaming for a lot of calories and you’ re desperately looking for a place to fulfill those needs… Do not panic, we can help you out! Utrecht has a lot of great places where all your food dreams come true. Here’s the top 5:

Many students coming to study in the Netherlands have little experience with cycling, or at least cycling as much as Dutch people do! Here are some tips for cycling in The Netherlands:

  1. Lock your bike!

Claims that "you can always make money but you can't always make memories" are difficult to believe when you are a broke student. When you are living abroad, you spend money in ways you might not have expected and more money than you would like.

The Covid-19 situation has been a challenge for all of us. With this article about home workouts we hope to motivate and inspire you to continue an active daily routine despite the current situation. We have even included a home workout for you to try out. So what are you waiting for?

The Journalism Committee created a ESN Utrecht podcast series and the first guests are our local board members Rens and Annelot. In this first episode, we wanted to find out more about their activities and roles, what it is like to be a board member and what benefits it brings.

ESN Utrecht offers a foray into a more sophisticated side of Dutch culture; namely, a trip to the Van Gogh museum!

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). This beautiful and vibrant city offers mulitple concerts, restaurants, bowling, escape rooms. But what about museums? We’ve made a list of the 6 museums in Utrecht to check out!

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.