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“Máximapark is where the green meets the modern. It is a lovely place to go for a walk and let go of the daily stressors.”


“Located in Leidsche Rijn district, the Maximapark belongs to one of the most beloved parks in the Netherlands.”

Studentlife Team

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

Urban beach

This park is a few minutes away from the the City Center University library and is a popular meeting spots for students.

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

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

Many cafés

Juliana Park
Park, playground and zoo all in one!

Ohøj coffee roasting
This cozy cafe provides great coffee, the barista is always dancing and is always in a good mood, so it is the ideal study break location!

Gardening centre Intratuin
A great plant shop with lots to offer!

Park Bloeyendael
Park Bloeyendael is Utrecht's best kept secret!

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

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.

Fortress bij Rijnauwen
Together with Amelisweerd, this is Utrecht's most popular outdoor area.