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“I love to take a walk in the countryside and enjoy the beautiful weather.”


“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”


“The fort itself is really nice, and I also like the woods around it. There are often playful sheep around the fort!”


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Juliana Park
Park, playground and zoo all in one!

Swimming Pool Den Hommel
For the water lovers

Castle De Haar
Although the castle is the largest one in the Netherlands, there are not a lot of tourists/visitors around. If you have a museum card, you don't need to pay for entrance fee

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


University Museum Utrecht
The place in the city where science and culture meet

Tunnel under the Ganzenmarkt
In the evening, the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel makes for a great location for some pictures.

Cinema Pathé Leidsche Rijn
This cinema has 7 screens and is located on the roof of the Leidsche Rijntunnel on the A2 high way

Rooftop cinema

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

University Hall
The most iconic UU building in the city centre

Maxima Park
Máximapark is about the same size as Central Park in New York!

Botanical Gardens
Great for a visit in between classes, as all UU students have free access to the gardens

Date idea

Music complex Tivoli Vredenburg
Tivoli is a hotspot for students and music lovers who meet there for concerts and events of any kind.

Live music