The Vrede van Utrecht Foundation, in conjunction with partners in the Netherlands and Europe, is developing a spectacular program to mark the tercentenary of the Treaty of Utrecht: concluded on 11 April 1713. The Treaty of Utrecht brought an end to a series of devastating wars that had claimed many millions of lives over a period of two centuries.
Over the course of six months (April – September 2013) we shall take a journey through time, looking at the past, present and future of the city, the region and Europe itself. The program for which the residents of Utrecht are also involved, features theatre, dance, music, debate, art exhibitions and new media presentations. There will be both long-term projects and one-off events including the exhibition Making Peace which will be shown throughout this period in the city center.