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Berne’s favourites

Coffeebar Anne & Max
Also a good location if you are looking for a place to study!

When I go out, I can always be found in Chupitos with my friends first, many shots later we often decide to stay there all night and have a nice dance.

Pool cafe Hart van Utrecht
If you want some good nachos and pitchers of beers to share with your friends over a game of pool, this is the place to go. Plus, it’s a great way to prove to your friends how good you are at pool, especially if they did not believe you at first

Fortress bij Rijnauwen
It’s hard to miss Fort Rijnauwen if you go on your morning runs around the forest in Amelisweerd. The history behind the walls adds a bit of character to the forest and its beautiful flora and fauna. The sunset walks there are amazing too, definitely check it out in the early months of May, when it’s the perfect weather

As a student at the Faculty of Humanities, you can regularly find me in the SVO bar. It is a nice place to study and in the evening when the bar opens for activities, it turns into a cozy meeting place.

Vintage store Episode
Episode is the epitome of an organized chaos. There are way too many things in the store, yet they are neatly sectioned according to colour, material and types. If you have an unconventional themed party to attend to, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something jaw dropping at Episode for it

Juliana Park
In every season the juliana park is a nice place to walk. And in the summer you can have a picnic among the chickens

Feestcafé De Vrienden
In "De Vrienden" it is always busy, if you really want to dance well then you should not be here. But it's a good place to meet new people!

Bar dancing

De Neude square
Square De Neude is a meeting place for me and my friends, as it is located in the city centre.

Many cafés

Leidsche Rijn centrum
Every once in a while I grab my bike and cycle to Leidsche Rijn Centrum. It always feels like I'm in another world for a while. And of course I always grab the Jumbo Foodmarket before I go back.

Swimming Pool Den Hommel
I try to swim laps for about half an hour every week, because swimming is very good for your whole body. This way I can always start the day well.

Restaurant UNO
This restaurant offers many different snacks. A very nice place to go out for dinner!

Castle De Haar
This castle is quite an experience, you will step back in time.

University Museum Utrecht
The museum encourages public active participation and focuses on science education, which I think is very interesting.

University Hall
It is such a beautiful building to visit and to take a picture of. As it is located nicely in the centre of the city, I love taking a walk around the area, visiting the building and proudly saying that I'm a UU student :)

Drift 23
A characteristic building with a lot of secret places.

Shopping centre Hoog Catharijne
Shopping mall Hoog Catharije is a meeting place for me and my friends, as we have the chance to do some shopping and then enjoy a coffee.

The Railway Museum
I came here regularly as a little girl with my grandfather and grandmother and I can still be amazed by all the trains.

Tunnel under the Ganzenmarkt
In the evening you will be amazed by this luminous tunnel, which is part of the various light objects in Utrecht.

Mick O'Connells
With this pub it looks like you are in Ireland. A nice place to have a drink with people!

Gamestate Arcade games
The range of games is very large and it is a fantastic feeling when you have won a lot of pink cards after a game!

Arcade games

The AKT Office
The AKT office feels like my second living room where I can always go and have a chat with my fellow students.

Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
Nice grass area to sit along the big canal that is perfect for sunny days

Urban beach

Bar Lebowski
I think that Lebowski is one of the “must” places for students since it has a great atmosphere and organizes many events, e.g pub-quiz.


Canoe rental Utrecht
I especially enjoy canoeing on the Oudegracht where happy people are chilling out along the canals.

Maxima Park
Máximapark is where the green meets the modern. It is a lovely place to go for a walk and let go of the daily stressors.