Studentlife Team’s favourites
Fun fact: Karibu Cafe is located in a former bank. Despite its official exterior of the building, you will fall in love with its cozy and green interior.
It is a perfect spot for a date or quality time with friends. Located between the International Campus and the city centre, Wilhelminapark is always full of students having picnics or going for walks. In the summer you should definitely try ice cream from Vorst, which is just around the corner.
De Neude square
Neude is the place that pops into your mind when someone asks to go for drinks. Among students, it has become a popular meeting point, while going out with friends.
Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
Cheese fans will fall in love with this place for the variety of its options.
Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
The cafe located in Minnaert building offers a beautiful view over the botanical gardens. In spring, it is great spot to rest in between your classes and enjoy the sun.
Foodtruck Broodje Ben
No student can resist a sandwich from Broodje Ben. Due to their large selection and amazing quality, there are always long lines in front of their stand. But it’s worth the wait.
Book shop Broese
International students love visiting Broese due to its large collection of English books. It’s the biggest bookstore in Utrecht which also contains a coffee shop where you can enjoy your reading with a cup of coffee.
Restaurant Rum Club
Rum Club in Utrecht is renowned for its exquisite cocktails and delightful tapas. While it may be a bit on the pricey side, it's definitely worth visiting from time to time. The inviting interior and beach-like atmosphere transport you away from rainy Utrecht, creating a unique and enjoyable experience. Moreover, friendly staff adds to the overall charm of the place.
Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
Soia Beach is the perfect urban escape. Enjoy sunny days while relaxing on the first city beach in Utrecht.
Café de Poort
Between classes, grab a coffee with your friends on their sun-drenched terrace at Ledig Erf. And after a long day of lectures and tutorials, unwind at this charming café with a refreshing drink or treat yourself to a delicious meal. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy your student life!
Its unique design, great music and lovely staff make it one of the coolest places in Utrecht.
Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
Winkel van Sinkel is not only about great drinks and snacks but also about its atmospheric interior. Located right at Oudegracht, it is always filled with people laughing and celebrating.
A lot of students feel sentimental about this building, since this is where a lot of their courses took place. Also, if you enjoy studying in the fresh air, you should definitely look for a spot in front of Langeveldgebouw.
Music complex Tivoli Vredenburg
Tivoli not only hosts amazing concerts. It’s also a great place to go out dancing with your friends.
Cinema Pathé Leidsche Rijn
For all cinemaholics out there, you should definitely check out Pathé membership! It gives you unlimited access to regular screenings for 21 EUR per month
Oudegracht, the picturesque canal in Utrecht, is where students love walking around with their friends, discovering new cool shops, and sometimes just sitting by the water and enjoying the view.