Discover student life and the city of Utrecht

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“Whenever I need something, I visit Hoog Catharijne because with the wide selection of shops there, I always find what I'm looking for.”


“This is easily my favorite place in Utrecht. I can get lost here for hours and always find something to do. I love that it has everything from Amazing Oriental, Bruna bookstore, and Action to clothing stores, Lush, and countless other shops, as well as great restaurants.”


“Ever since I was young, every time I visit the city centre, I always make a tour through the mediamarkt. Window shopping, I can enjoy that.”


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Feestcafé De Vrienden
One of Utrecht's best-known student bars, right in the centre.

Bar dancing

Café de Poort
Between the oraganizational lectures, take a break at De Poort

Pool cafe Hart van Utrecht
A cozy cafe where you can play pool with your friends, in the middle of the city centre.

De Neude square
Perfect place to have a drink, paced with bars and restaurants

Many cafés

This park is a few minutes away from the the City Center University library and is a popular meeting spots for students.

University Library City Centre
The white furnishings and natural light make this a perfect place to concentrate.

Bar Lebowski
Lebowski is one of the “must” places for students due to its funky atmosphere and its frequent events like pub-quiz nights.


Restaurant UNO
Good food and a central location!

Mick O'Connells
A little bit of Ireland in Utrecht!

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
Zuivelhoeve is a famous shop selling mainly Dutch traditional cheese.

Typical Dutch

Coffeebar Anne & Max
In the summer, the courtyard garden is a great place to be.

Beach Oog in Al (SOIA)
Unique place in Utrecht, a beach surrounded by water with a beautiful view.

Urban beach