Travelers invited to enjoy renewed Utrecht Centraal train station

Orchestra playing at the opening of Utrecht Centraal, 7 Dec 2016
Orchestra playing at the opening of Utrecht Centraal, 7 Dec 2016. (@meillerc / Twitter)

After years of renovations, the Utrecht Centraal train station finally opened today. And all travelers were invited to enjoy the day long celebration of the reopening, DUIC reports.

The festivities started at 6:30 a.m. with a lesson from yoga teacher Christa Schep. "Try to keep your breathing calm and constant", you could hear her saying from the balcony, over the rush of people trying to catch their train. 

In addition to the yoga lesson on tha balcony, the NS Harmonieorkest played at the station throughout the morning. Other festivities included a pop up cinema, a poetry reading and a show in a surprise theater. 

The official opening was at 3:30 p.m. and was attended by State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment, Utrecht alderman Victor Everhardt, NS CEO Roger vn Boxtel and ProRail CEO Pier Eringa. 

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