of magical festival times at Tweetakt
Springtime in Utrecht means one thing: return of the festivals!
During the year, the Neude square is an empty cobblestoned triangle lined with mucky benches. But for ten days every spring, a group of unnaturally creative people hold this square hostage in the name of the Tweetakt Festival, transforming it into a magical space. And for ten days, we live here.
The beautiful friends crowding around makeshift tables, the laughing into the night, the music, the clamoring to buy the next round of drinks.
The whimsical backdrop of lit cast-iron curlicues hoisted in the sky.
The granny-chic design scheme.
The kooky nautical merry-go-round fashioned out of reclaimed sleighs, woks, driftwood bits, neckties, and wheelbarrows. Man-powered, of course, by jolly stripe-shirted Belgian mateys.
The sundrenching. The coffees.
Have a stupendous weekend, friends. See you at Tweetakt!
That looks like so much fun. I love all the unique, unexpected things like the marine merry-go-round. What a great festival to have. I lived in Bilthoven, just outside of Utrecht, for a year as an exchange student many, many years ago so Utrecht is near and dear to me.
What fun! Utrecht has definitely grown on me very VERY quickly.
Somehow I completely missed the merry-go-round! Maybe I was too busy looking up at the lights and their reflections in other windows around Neude. Were you here a couple of years ago for the Festival a/d Werf with the giant Hipster Penguin in Neude?
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s always great to find others in Utrecht!
A hipster penguin? That sounds amazing! I’m hoping Festival a/d Werf steps up their game after last year, which was totally lacking in the gezelligheid department.
Thank you for moseying over here….tot zo! (: