Frans Bauer at TivoliVredenburg, Central Park Festival and NSKA String Quartet Festival

There are a couple of beautiful summer days ahead and there is plenty to do in Utrecht! Haven’t made any plans yet? See below what there is to experience this weekend.

Frans Bauer

Where: TivoliVredenburg
When: Monday, June 20 at 20.15
Price: 42.50 euros

Anyone who wants the evening song of life knows where it should be: with Frans Bauer in the great hall of TivoliVredenburg. Accompanied by his regular orchestra, the Holland Show Band, you can enjoy a very cozy evening at Frans Bauer. He recently traveled the world, from the US to China, but now he’s back for a fun party around the corner. An evening full of Dutch hits, spectacle and Frans’ big smile!

Photo: Nathan Reinds

Central Park Festival

Where: Transwijk Park
When: Sunday, June 19th
Price: 44.35 euros

Saturday at this two-day festival is sold out, but you still have a chance to be there on Sunday! In Park Transwijk there will be performances by Chef’Special, Krezip, Snelle, Nielson, Suzan & Freek, Antoon, STUK and The Firm that day. Danced long enough? Take a seat in the swan boats and sail over the rippling water or watch the festival from the air on the Ferris wheel. The Sunday edition is open to all ages.

Do you have a cup of coffee?

Where: Grift Park
When: Friday the 17th to Monday the 20th of June at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: available

For the sixth year in a row, the Refugee Council is arranging the meeting event Bakkie Doen? Visit the pop-up café Refuge in Griftparken for a cup of coffee and a good chat with one of the refugees. Talk about common interests or briefly step into a refugee’s life during the ‘Destination unknown’ experience. You can also enjoy live music from various international musicians, bands and DJs. Friday after the opening, there is a performance by none other than Jeangu Macrooy.

Compost clothes: the green future of our fashion

Where: Castellum Hoge Woerd
When: until 16 October
Price: available

The exhibition ‘Compost clothes’ can be seen in Castellum Hoge Woerd from this week. Utrecht, of course, shows together with eight artists, entrepreneurs and scientists how we can handle our clothes differently. Today, we leave discarded textiles all over the world. How different was it in Roman times? Almost no textiles have been found from that time, because everything was biodegradable. At Castellum Hoge Woerd, you are therefore looking for a new story: fashion as food for your kitchen garden and the kitchen garden as food for your fashion. Experience, for example, how fruit fibers, stinging nettles, cow dung and avocado seeds from the garden and from the rubbish bin are processed into textiles or see leather accessories made from mycelium.

He believes in me

Where: Utrecht City Theater
When: Tuesday 21 June to Sunday 26 June
Price: 49.50 to 59.50 euros

Last year it was seventy years since André Hazes was born. In honor of this, the André Hazes musical ‘He Believes in Me’ is now back in cinemas. In Amsterdam it was already a great success, and now the show is also in Utrecht. He Believes in Me tells the story of the Dutch folk hero, in which Martijn Fischer plays a leading role as André Hazes himself. Tonight, 22 hits will be played, illustrating Hazes’ successes and personal decline.

NSKA String Quartet Festival

Where: TivoliVredenburg
When: Saturday 18 June at 12.00
Price: passepartout 45 euros, but there are also individual tickets

The Dutch String Quartet Academy guides young, promising string quartets on their way to a successful international career. Since its founding in 2001, several international greats have come out of the sleeve. With this festival, NSKA celebrates its twentieth anniversary! During this festival you can see the whole chain; from the youngest talent in Utrecht’s music schools and youth orchestras, via the pre-education and conservatory, to the best in the world. You can make your own choice from the concert program. You can buy mats for the whole day, but there are also tickets for the afternoon program and the evening concert Jewels.

Architecture Day

Where: several places in Utrecht
When: Saturday 18 June
Price: variable

This Saturday during Architecture Day you can take a look at the newest and most exciting buildings and construction sites in Utrecht. Locations have opened up all over the city, and architects and other stakeholders are happy to tell the stories behind the design. For example, visit the former Wolvenplein prison, go on a circular safari at the Hof van Cartesius or visit the new Plantsoen in Budapest during the Leidsche Rijn Tour. The entire program can be found at

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