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“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

“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!”


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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!

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

Greek restaurant Taverna
A piece of the Mediterranean in the heart of Utrecht.

Coffeebar Anne & Max
In the summer, the courtyard garden is a great place to be.

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

Canal Oudegracht
Located in the heart of the city, passing by the canal is a daily activity for most Utrechters.

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
Zuivelhoeve is a famous shop selling mainly Dutch traditional cheese.

Typical Dutch

Tea room Rhijnauwen
Theehuis Rhijnauwen is a household name in Utrecht and undoubtedly the best place to eat pancakes.

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

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

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

Many cafés

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

Food truck