Discover student life and the city of Utrecht

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“Apart from a myriad of stores, Hong Catharijne offers a lot of food options together with its convenient location just few minutes’ walk from Utrecht Centraal.”

Studentlife Team

“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.”


“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.”


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Restaurant Vapiano
Not just a nice restaurant, but also a great place to study!

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

Bar dancing

Restaurant UNO
Good food and a central location!

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

Typical Dutch

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

Many cafés

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

Urban beach

Book shop Broese
One of the biggest bookstores in Utrecht

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


Board games shop Subcultures
One of the board game shops of Utrecht

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

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

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