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Which stores do our students recommend? Check out the collection of fashion shops, bookstores and gift shops that will make everyone happy.

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An overview of all favourite shops from our students. VIEW ALL

Shopping centre Hoog Catharijne
“Ever since I was young, every time I visit the city centre, I always make a tour through the mediamarkt. Window shopping, I can enjoy that.”

  • By Jamal + 3

Bookstore Bijleveld
“It has a great atmosphere which makes me feel very comfortable. I usually spent a lot of time there trying to decide what my next book will be!”

  • By Evanthia

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

  • By Stephan + 1

Plant store Rood en Bloem
“Big collection of plants and great, friendly service”

  • By Manouk

Leidsche Rijn centrum
“Every once in a while I grab my bike and cycle to Leidsche Rijn Centrum. It always feels like I'm in another world for a while. And of course I always grab the Jumbo Foodmarket before I go back.”

  • By Berne

Canal Oudegracht
“Canal Oudegracht is where I love walking around with my friends to find new cool shops.”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Gardening centre Intratuin
“I never walk out of this shop without having bought at least 1 plant.”

  • By Manouk

Liquor store Wine & Whisky
“To get through the pandemic, I am expanding my wine knowledge. The occasional delicious wine tasting is a wonderful way to spend one's free time.”

  • By Kees

Vintage store Episode
“Episode is the epitome of an organized chaos. There are way too many things in the store, yet they are neatly sectioned according to colour, material and types. If you have an unconventional themed party to attend to, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something jaw dropping at Episode for it”

  • By Berne + 1
Vintage clothing

Board games shop Subcultures
“There are so many amazingly designed board games out there, and it's delightful to walk in a place like Subcultures and be completely surrounded by them.”

  • By Mike

Shop Zuivelhoeve Utrecht
“Personally, I love eating cheese! If I pass through that street I definitely buy some from that shop and always trying different types.”

  • By Evanthia
Typical Dutch

Gift shop Waar Utrecht
“WAAR offers multiple sustainable alternatives, that are otherwise hard to find in typical shops and supermarkets”

  • By Annaflavia

Dille & Kamille
“This is the perfect shop to buy presents for others and yourself. From food, kitchen wear and towels, to childrens toys, books and plants. They sell only natural and plastic-free items which I find very important.”

  • By Vera + 1

Garden Center Steck
“I like to come here to look for plants, but also to visit the garden cafe, Noordertuin.”

  • By Sanne

Green Up
“This store is an oasis in the city and I like to come here for a drink or to find a nice gift”

  • By Sanne