Discover student life and the city of Utrecht

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“Griftpark has so much to offer, from a basketball court to skate park and a “city petting zoo”!”

Studentlife Team

“As I wander aimlessly around Griftpark, I forget about my stress. I just focus on the green scenery, the ducks leisurely swimming in the pond, and the trees. If you take a break from studying, I highly recommend taking a stroll in the park, as it can be a rejuvenating experience for the soul.”


“A beautiful park, perfect for a picnic with friends. It also has an interesting history. Until 1960, it was the most polluted place in Utrecht due to the gas factory that was built there.”


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Shopping centre Hoog Catharijne
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Centraal Museum
A little piece of culture in the centre of Utrecht. They have different kind of expositions, from both old and modern art.

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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

This 122-year-old park is Utrecht's most favourite spot for a summer BBQ.

University Hall
The most iconic UU building in the city centre