Religion(s) and Cultural Production(s) of the Italian Diaspora(s)

Practical Information

Directions to the conference

– By bus –
From Utrecht Central train station (Utrecht Centraal). Bus 2, 7, 8, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 74, 77.
BusStop: Janskerkhof. 14 minutes.
Single tickets available on board.

– On foot –
From Utrecht Central train station: 15-20 minutes. You can find further directions here.

– By taxi –
Utrecht Taxi Centrale (030-230-0400)


Where to stay

  • Court Hotel (Korte Nieuwstraat 14) ****
  • Hotel NH Utrecht (Jaarbeursplein 24) ****
  • Mary K Hotel (Oudegracht 25) ***
  • Mother Goose B&B (Ganzenmarkt 26) ***
  • Hotel Oorsprongpark (F.C.Dondersstraat 12) **


The City of Utrecht
The beating heart of the Netherlands, this medium-sized medieval city is characterized by cobweb of canals, modern architecture and small alleyways. With its vibrant, creative, inspirational soul, Utrecht is home to trendy shops and unique museums like the carillon museum.

– Cinemas, Theaters and Museums-

  • ‘t Hoogt (Hoogt 4)
    Located in the city center, this film house screens European movies and documentaries.
  • Louis Hartlooper Complex (Tolsteegbrug 1)
    This former police station screens old movies and more popular quality films.
  • Springhaver (Springweg 50)
    Collaborates with Louis Hartlooper Complex and screens a great variety of art house films.
  • TivoliVredenburg (Vredenburgkade 11)
    With one of the best sound systems in the Netherlands, they serves you pop, classic, jazz, symphony orchestra’s and much more.
  • Museum Speelklock (Steenweg 6)
    Unique museum of carillon and other self-playing musical instruments.
  • Centraal Museum (Agnietenstraat 3)
    The gateway to art and culture from the world of Utrecht.
  • Museum Catharijneconvent (Lange Nieuwstraat 38)
    The history of Christianity in the Netherlands through centuries-old art as well as contemporary art.

– Markets –
Utrecht has several different markets where you can find ethnic and locally source food like Dutch poffertjes and stroopwafels.

  • Vredenburg
    Wed, Fri, Sat 10.00 – 17.00 hrs Groceries, toiletries.
  • Vredenburg
    Fri 10.00 – 17.00 hrs Organic food.
  • Breedstraat
    Sa 08.00 – 13.00 hrs Fabric.
  • Jacobskerkhof
    Sa 08.00 – 17.00 hrs Flee Market.
  • Janskerkhof
    Sa 07.00 – 17.00 hrs Flowers and plants.
  • Oudegracht
    Sa 08.00 – 17.00 hrs Flowers and plants.

– Lunch and coffee –

  • Bigoli (Schoutenstraat 7)
    Try one of their many Italian sandwiches.
  • De Burgemeester (Korte Minrebroederstraat 5)
    Lunchroom with great soups, sandwiches and sweets.
  • De Bakkerswinkel (Wittevrouwenstraat 2)
    Perfect for a muffin during lunch break, or take your time to enjoy a high-tea.
  • KEEK (Twijnstraat 23) (art and honest coffee).
    Often packed, this lunchroom serves delicious organic food.
  • The Village Coffee (Voorstraat 46)
    Hipster coffee place with great selection of sweets.
  • De Zaak (Korte Minrebroederstraat 9)
    Their terrace is the place to be on a sunny day. Feel free to bring your own food.

– Dinner –

  • Delphi’s (Neude 29)
    Authentic Mediterranean cuisine, with a twist.
  • Santa Lucia (Nobelstraat 14)
    Cosy Italian trattoria.
  • Saigon (Voorstraat 68)
    Thai-Vietnamese restaurant that serves tasty food at a good price.
  • Het Gegeven Paard (Vredenburgkade 11)
    Restaurant at the well-known TivoliVredenburg theater offers good food and drinks in a modern atmosphere. With terrace.
  • Spaghetteria (Wittenvrouwensingel 44)
    Young and vibrant restaurant with homemade Italian pasta.

– Night Life –

  • The Florin (Nobelstraat 2-4)
    English pub with fresh beers and ciders.
  • Hoffman (Janskerkhof)
    A fun, laid back bar-dancing. Disco on Friday and Saturday.
  • Kafe België (Oudegracht 196)
    Choose from over 200 kinds of beer in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • t Oude Pothuys (Oudegracht 279)
    Live music and a terrace on the canal.