The brand new edition of MAG Utrecht is now available! So make sure to grab a free copy to discover what’s happening in July and August.

Of course, sipping a refreshing drink while relaxing on an urban beach (such as Strand Oog in Al) is a good way to spend a hot summer’s day. But there are other ways to escape the chaos of the city in the summertime. Hidden behind the walls and houses of the historical city centre, you will find secret squares and hidden courtyard gardens where time seems to stand still. Another good idea is a visit to one of the century-old forts scattered all around the city. Increasingly more of these former defences, built to protect the city from attack, have been given a new lease of life.