UFOs in Utrecht

We’re just back from a few days in NL. Didn’t take many photos, but we did manage to catch a UFO parked on the side of a building in the middle of Utrecht. After discussing the matter with Alex this evening, we concluded that the aliens had simply run out of petrol, and didn’t realise that on this planet you’re supposed to park on the ground, in designated parking areas. Nothing to worry about.

UFO in Utrecht

10 comments

  1. After our attempt to figure out the parking system in Nijmegen, I was beginning to see that UFO’s point.

    I for one welcome our new parking-confused overlords.

  2. My favourite thing about the Netherlands–though I’ve only been to Schippol–is that to me Dutch sounds like Afrikaans with some German words and a bit of Danish-Scottish accent! Go figure! 😉

  3. Learning Dutch, I certainly enjoy the mouth-feel of the language. I do occasionally get lost in the sloshing when I listen to it spoken.

  4. I completely agree with Mark about the Afrikaans! I just had never quite put my finger on it that way.

    Anyway, please tell me what in the world that UFO-like appendage on the building actually IS. I’ve avoided asking, since noone else seems to be wondering, but I can’t take it anymore. I won’t expose myself to further ridicule by guessing. Please enlighten me!

  5. I still love the way Afrikaans makes Labuschagne
    la’buh’skakh’nee and the french Du Toit as doo’toy.
    *grins*

  6. Sarah,

    According to Wikipedia’s entry on Utrecht, the saucer is art and was added to the building in 2000. Knowing the Dutch even to the extent I do, this does not surprise me. The country is full of the strangest and most adventurous public art. Even the sound baffles and bridges by the motorways are designed to be beautiful and interesting.

  7. Hello,

    Accidentally I got on this website.
    I feel flattered hearing you say that our country is full of ‘the strangest and most adventurous public art’.
    But I tend not to agree on Mark’s comment that Dutch sounds like Afrikaans;)
    Where do you guys come from anyway?
    By the way, have a look at my website (click my name). The image says ‘gelul’, which is Dutch for Bullshit.

    Regards, Tim (Hoeven, The Netherlands)

  8. Hello,

    Accidentally I got on this website.
    I feel flattered hearing you say that our country is full of ‘the strangest and most adventurous public art’. The building on which the UFO has landed, is called ‘The Inktpot’.
    But I tend not to agree on Mark’s comment that Dutch sounds like Afrikaans;)
    Where do you guys come from anyway?
    By the way, have a look at my website (click my name). The image says ‘gelul’, which is Dutch for Bullshit.

    Regards, Tim (Hoeven, The Netherlands)

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