Posts from the Utrecht Category

For the last one and a half year I tried to let my hair grow. But how longer it got, my hair was losing volume and was just ‘hanging’. I wasn’t happy about it for a while and was thinking about getting a new haircut. So when I received a message from Jeroen on my Facebook page that he opened a hair salon together with a friend and invited me to come I thought this was the time to chop it off!

Simson is a new hair salon in Utrecht which is run by Jeroen and Evertjan. Both of them worked as a hairdresser for a few years and decided to start their own salon, which opened last December. Evertjan had quite a lot of work on my new bob, and it turned out great! Forgot to make a before and after picture but my hair was about this long.

I’m really happy about it! I’d had a bob a few years ago, so it’s a little bit familiar to me. Still I’m checking my hair in everything where I can catch my reflection! A huge thanks to Evertjan for my new hairdo and for inviting me! I’d heartily recommend Simson to everyone who wants to have a new haircut or is looking for a great, personal hairdresser with a reasonable price (34 euro for washing, cutting and drying). This Saturday is their official opening which is open for everyone who likes to take a look!

Simson – Springweg 12 – Utrecht

I have been given a free haircut by Simson in exchange for writing a review, however this does not effect my review in any way!

Yesterday I celebrated my 26th birthday! My colleague and super cool artist Lieselot made a drawing of me! It says: “Hi I am Liset, I like to laugh a lot but not too loud”. She has a great style, you should definitely check her stuff out. Furthermore Michiel and I went out for dinner and we tried something new: de Keuken van Gastmaal. No pictures unfortunately (note to self: bring camera with you more often) but it was delicious! We had the vegetable menu and we were both very enthusiastic about it. Well, apart from the dessert, which was caramelized chicory with pear and goat cheese because the cheese was really heavy, but if you like cheese it wouldn’t be a problem!

I’m right in the middle of my exam period, which means… lots of coffee! I don’t drink coffee at home but when it’s not coming from a senseo machine (yeah… I’m picky) I’m all about my lattes. These are my favourite coffee places at the moment in Utrecht:

The Village
Michiel and I come here very often, ordering a one or double shot latte. In the summer you should try the ice coffee, which is truly delicious here (much better than Starbucks!)

The central library
The library is a great place to study. It’s in the center of Utrecht, it’s quiet and they serve great lattes! Also, the internet is not working that well in the library, which can be a pain in the ass but also a life safer when you have to finish your reading.

Café Ludwig
This cafe is on the corner of the university but sometimes I prefer sitting here than in the uni because it’s nice to be in a non-uni environment once in a while. Oh and the coffee is very nice, although I do miss the side cookies…

And the picture above is from KEEK in the Twijnstraat, which is not only a great place to drink coffee but also to have lunch. The name is actually an abbreviation from ‘art and fair coffee’, which is exactly what you can expect!

Last week my roommates and I decided to get out of the house and have lunch somewhere else. We went to the Bakkerswinkel, a lunchroom which has a few shops in Amsterdam and is located at a super nice spot here in Utrecht. Not so good when you’re a very tall person because their basement looks like a cosy cave. We chose this lunchroom because they supposedly have the best carrot cake and as I’m very fond of carrot cake I definitely had to try it!

De Bakkerswinkel

Super nice lunch

Here it is: the carrot cake. Is was indeed very delicious! And although I’m not really keen on the icing, this was just perfect.

Roommate Liset

It’s not that cheap but their lunches and cakes are really, really nice!