Discover student life and the city of Utrecht

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“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.”

Studentlife Team

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

Shopping centre Hoog Catharijne
The one-stop shop for everything you need in life.

Bookstore Bijleveld
This monumental book store in the heart of the city provides beautiful books not only for Dutch but also international students.

Dille & Kamille
Nice store with sustainable products, perfect for gifts!

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


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

Book shop Broese
One of the biggest bookstores in Utrecht

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

Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
This is one of those places that feel so vibrant and alive.

Restaurant Rum Club
For a nice cocktail and a view over the Oudegracht

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