Sports and Culture
Utrecht offers a wide range of sports facilities, and there are more than forty student sports clubs available. In addition, you will find plenty of other general sports centres and clubs to join.
At the Olympos Sports Centre, located at De Uithof, you can choose from more than thirty different kinds of sport activity at reasonable prices. You can also hire facilities for (company) sports days and tournaments, or just put in an hours’ training in between studying.
If you are interested in taking courses in the fields of arts, theatre, music or the like, Utrecht University offers you numerous possibilities. Cultural Centre Parnassos organises courses in the area of music, dance, theatre, expression and photography. In addition, Parnassos is home to 13 student music and theatre groups. The USConcert (Utrechtsch Studenten Concert), for instance, is the oldest symphony orchestra in the Netherlands and the close-harmony choir Dekoor has been recognized with numerous international awards. For a small contribution, film aficionados can join the film club, Bios Parnassos, and enjoy free films for a year.
Parnassos not only offers cultural facilities for students and staff of Utrecht University but also has a strong international character. Parnassos is home to a number of organisations that look after the University’s foreign guests, such as ESN Utrecht, the International Neighbour Group and AEGEE. Parnassos also houses scientists and students from abroad.
For more information please visit www.uu.nl/parnassos
Monique Mourits: about the University Museum and the Observatory Sonnenborgh