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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Book shop Broese
One of the biggest bookstores in Utrecht

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Many cafés

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