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“I always spend hours in Broese, just walking and looking at books. As an international student, I appreciate the wide availability of English books.”


“The extensive collection of original books ensures that it is always hard not to come out with one or more!”


“International students love visiting Broese due to its large collection of English books. It’s the biggest bookstore in Utrecht which also contains a coffee shop where you can enjoy your reading with a cup of coffee.”

Studentlife Team

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

Restaurant UNO
Good food and a central location!

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
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Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
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Dille & Kamille
Nice store with sustainable products, perfect for gifts!

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

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

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

Restaurant Vapiano
Not just a nice restaurant, but also a great place to study!

Foodtruck Broodje Ben
Broodje Ben is a household name among Utrecht students

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