The 121 best places to visit during a city trip in Utrecht

Utrecht is a large but cozy city where you can experience everything. Under the watchful eye of the imposing Domtoren, dive into the side streets of the Oudegracht and discover trendy shops and coffee bars located in beautiful buildings. In the compact centre, let yourself be surprised by the beautiful canals with unique basements, look for the cosiness in charming squares and be amazed by museums that you will not find anywhere else. This bustling city has enough in store!

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At Koffie75 you can go for good coffee! And pure tea, juices, smoothies, homemade cakes and artisan sandwiches. Just nice charging!

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It's a Present

It's a Present has the most original and fun products you can think of. From stools and herbs to photo frames and fun mugs.

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Discover what it was like to live in a working-class neighborhood in the poor conditions of around 1920. Step into the life of the De Jong family.

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Ifyou're on vacation for a second. Here you will find everything that is delicious from the area around the Mediterranean. Taste plenty of delicious specialties.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Utrecht

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Mother Goose Hotel

Mother Goose is a special, characteristic hotel with an eye for details in the rooms, personal service and located 300 metres from the Domtoren.

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Brewpub De Kromme Haring

Taste the unique beers from the in-house brewery in a relaxed environment or choose from a selection of the best beers from the Netherlands.

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Le Jardin Utrecht

Dine among the greenery. A combination of a restaurant and florist. Taste dishes with vegetables as a starting point and discover beautiful plants.

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Loft 188

In LOFT 188, a historic building cellar from 1450 is combined with contemporary design. The apartment is stylish and no less than 80 m2.

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Our recommendations for a delicious lunch in Utrecht

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Willibrordkerk Utrecht

The beautifully decorated neo-Gothic Willibrordkerk is a real landmark in Utrecht and open to the public all year round.

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B&B Bij De Jongens

Waking up rested in your bedroom in the city. This B&B is located in a beautifully refurbished building from 1840.

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Blackbird coffee & vintage

Relax and drink a cup of coffee? This is possible at Blackbird coffee & vintage where the decor is full of nice vintage furniture.

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When you visit Utrecht you can't miss the yard cellars. There are no less than 732 and used to be used as storage or as a passage.

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10 places in Utrecht where you can taste delicious coffee and lunch

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The beautiful Gothic church in the bustling city centre is called the Domkerk. This striking attraction is not to be missed in Utrecht.

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Restaurant De Markt

Enjoy classic Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta in an atmospheric atmosphere. And of course there is a nice glass of wine.

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Zies Utrecht

Zies is a boutique hotel, wine bar and bistro. On the map you will only find the best of Southern Europe. As a guest, you are also in the center of this.

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De Keuken van KEEK

Freshly baked breads, scones, cakes, freshly squeezed juices and so on. At this takeaway shop you will end up in a walhalla of delicacies.

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Sint Augustinuskerk

The impressive Sint Augustinuskerk is located on the Oudegracht in the centre of Utrecht. The big columns give you a special welcome.

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Star Lodge Hotels

A 3-star eco-friendly design hotel. Hospitality, comfort and relaxation are central here. To be found at the city park the Voorveldsepolder.

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Museum Speelklok

The Speelklok Museum is a true musical experience for young and old. During the tour you will learn all about the self-playing musical instruments.

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Vollers 386

In the beautiful Vollers 386 you will be surprised every time by the fun combination of fashion, lifestyle and interior.

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Buitengewoon Bloemen

For a colorful bouquet or a nice home accessory visit Buitengewoon Bloemen. The beautiful creations are made by Jannet.

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Characteristic area in the southern part of the city with several old buildings, nice streets, museums, restaurants and nightlife.

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Meneer Smakers

For a delicious, artisanal burger and homemade fries, visit one of three locations of Meneer Smakers in Utrecht.

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City Center Lodge Utrecht

This boutique hotel is located on the east side of the city centre in a charming setting. The unique rooms are stylishly and comfortably furnished.

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Dapp Frietwinkel

During a day in Utrecht you go to the Frietwinkel for the tastiest, fresh fries you could wish for. Baked with pleasure every day!

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Kruideniersmuseum Utrecht

Ignore yourself in the time of Betje Boerhave, a grocer from the 19th century and don't forget to visit the atmospheric (candy) shop.

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American Steakhouse Broadway

Located in two yard cellars, you'll find American Steakhouse Broadway. Taste the mouth-watering spareribs and drink a delicious cocktail.

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Giensch is a treasure trove full of beautiful items from the present and the past. The team works with passion and sells clothing from the 50s to 80s.

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Eye Hotel

In the lively heart of Utrecht, the Eye hotel is housed in a monumental building with rooms in a fresh, bright style with an eye for detail.

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SneakerBaas is big in Europe because of the extensive, exclusive online sneaker range, but the only real physical store can be found in Utrecht!

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Who does not like the smell of freshly baked delicacies? In this lunchroom you are at the right place for scones, cakes, juices and coffee.

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Stayokay Utrecht Centrum

Sleep at Stayokay in the hostel or in a private room. Or stay in a real Miffy room or go on a train adventure in a train room. Typical Utrecht.

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Are you looking for a tasteful gift or delicious chocolates for yourself? Then step into the chocolate world of Cacao and taste all the delicacies.

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Anne & Max

Pop down in a large armchair or sit by the fireplace in the men's room for an extensive lunch or a large café latte with delicious cakes.

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De Ontdekking

Sit down at De Ontdekking and relax in one of cozy, cosy corners. Choose a tasty juice, a tip cake or an extensive high tea.

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Café Olivier

Café Olivier is the place for the special beer lover. From beers from Belgium and Utrecht to America and the well-known Jupiler beer. Enjoying!

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Discover Thrifttale's timeless treasures — a vintage store full of character and unique finds. Have a nice look at the vintage gems.

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An intimate hotel that comes surprisingly homely from the corner. The rooms are perfectly suited as a luxury retreat during your city exploration.

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Behind Bars Cocktailbar

At Behind Bars Cocktailbar you can enjoy delicious classic and modern cocktails made with a combination of fine drinks.

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Behind the large window you will discover a collection of designer labels in the field of fashion, accessories, lifestyle and body- and skinscare.

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Het Spoorwegmuseum

Let yourself be surprised at Het Spoorwegmuseum and admire all the fascinating stories about trains, inventions and other special transports.

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You can go to Stan & Co for a nice lunch, dinner or a drink. The open kitchen and stylish decor complete the picture.

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Taste the delicious coffee made with beans from the own roasting house and choose for a nice breakfast or lunch at this cozy coffee bar.

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Mooi en Belle

When you enter Mooi en Belle you are instantly inspired by all the beautiful stuff from both big brands and small upcoming brands.

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Keck & Lisa

Are you looking for a cool and original gift for someone or for yourself? Then take a look at Keck and Lisa, because you will succeed here.

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Come into higher atmospheres and climb the Domtoren on a guided tour. With a height of no less than 112 meters, it is the highest tower in the Netherlands.

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PRIME sneakers&consignment

PRIME is entirely dedicated to unique sneakers. From collector items to old releases. And you can go there for nice clothes and caps.

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Unique vintage and second-hand items can be found at Sisters. The sisters are passionately collecting the most beautiful items of clothing, bags, shoes and accessories.

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Koffie Leute

For the real taste experience of coffee go to Koffie Leute. Experience it together with the enthusiastic team and enjoy it in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Luc. is a homely restaurant that features original, stylish décor and serves delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Vin Vin

For delicious wines from all over the world, go to Vin Vin. Take a seat on the lounge sofa and relax with a glass of fine wine.

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nijntje museum

During a day in Utrecht, go with the family to the nijntje museum where little ones go on discovery, together with Miffy and her friends.

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Strowis Hostel

Located in the centre of Utrecht, this affordable hostel with international atmosphere features a bicycle rental service, a cosy bar and shared kitchen.

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BROEI is a place where creativity, conviviality and food come together. No tight frames, but a relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself.

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Centraal Museum

The Centraal Museum introduces you to beautiful old art as well as new design by big names such as Dick Bruna and Gerrit Rietveld.

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On the Oudegracht above the historic yard cellars you can see beautiful works of art by young and established artists at the GrachtenGalerie.

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De Zwarte Vosch

Enjoy Spanish tapas and drinks at De Zwarte Vosch. The cosy ambience completes the evening.

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De Bierverteller

In his beer boutique De Bierverteller is happy to help you make a choice from over 600 beers. You can also contact him for tastings and gifts.

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WT Urban Kitchen

Enjoy your high level at WT Urban in Utrecht. Spread over four levels you will enjoy a beautiful view and a delicious dinner or drink.

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B&B De Witte Leeu

Experience a unique overnight stay in the medieval yard cellar and have a pleasant time in the atmospheric guest house in a perfect location.

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Kunstruimte KuuB

Art and culture lovers can indulge in KUuB. Beautiful works of art are exhibited in the beautiful space.

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Roberto Gelato

The artisanal ice cream is made fresh every day in the ice kitchen from the ingredients chosen with great care and you can taste that.

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Subcultures Spellenwinkel

Look out at Subcultures Spellenwinkel at the cabinets full of games for young, old, beginners and experts. And come and play a game!

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Tenue de Ville

Ladies can get dressed from head to toe at the Tenue de Ville. You don't have to look for the perfect outfit, because that's what they do for you here.

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Revenge combines a beautiful clothing collection with occasionally surprising performances, special exhibitions and workshops.

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Live Today

Live Today is the motto of Live Today. With a stylish interior and a beautiful range of products, you should succeed.

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For a unique experience during your day in Utrecht visit DOMunder. Explore the 2000 years of history of the Domplein.

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Sonnenborgh museum

How does wind actually occur? And how to decipher the secrets of the sun? Learn and discover all this in the Sonnenborgh museum.

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Hop & Stork

The ultimate treat for anyone who loves coffee, chocolate and patisserie. The sweet smell of chocolate will meet you when you enter.

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Museum Catharijneconvent

In the Museum Catharijneconvent you will learn more about Christianity in the Netherlands and discover the beautiful treasury and artworks.

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Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

The Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht is very interesting for young and old. Discover the researcher inside yourself and learn all about animals and experiments.

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In a beautiful location along the water at the Oudegracht at the Werf you will find Secondsas, a shop full of unique items and accessories.

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't Koffieboontje - espressobar

At't Koffieboontje the atmospheric decor immediately stands out when you walk inside. The good coffee and delicacies will make you enjoy.

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De Koekfabriek

For delicious cookies, go to the Koekfabriek. Made in a traditional way by master bakers with an intellectual disability.

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Werfzeep, as the name suggests, is entirely in the sign of soap. The products are of high quality and provide a soft skin.

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Zeven Steegjes

Small beautifully restored neighborhood in the inner city with a cosy character. Wander through the narrow streets and alleys along the workers' houses.



A unique one-room hotel, located in a historic yard cellar. From the yard terrace of UKI you can drink a drink in peace in the middle of the city.

Boutique Hotel ZIES

A small boutique hotel in an 18th century building full of character. Inside, Mediterranean and Scandinavian styles come together. Cozy, modern and luxurious.

't Oude Pothuys

't Oude Pothuys is ideal for a wonderful evening with live music while enjoying good food and drinks.


The Anthony Hotel

In a former convent you'll find The Anthony. Step through the gate and discover a new and contemporary hotel concept with generous, comfortable rooms.

Betsies Kookwinkel

You can't think of it so crazy or Betsies Kookwinkel has it. They have no less than eight to nine thousand items for the kitchen.


Jason King

For lovers of quirky, beautiful items of clothing and accessories from small independent labels, Jason King is a very suitable place.



At SLA you can enjoy delicious salads, juices and soups. Prepared with tasteful and pure ingredients that give the customer a long power peak.


Court Hotel

Behind the facade of the old court lies a hotel shrouded in a surprising design while retaining old style elements returning to the rooms.


Do you fancy a hearty breakfast with a double espresso at four o'clock in the afternoon. At Rabarber you can enjoy breakfast or lunch all day.


Het Werftheater

Het Werftheater is located in a unique, Utrecht yard cellar. Here you can watch an evening of fun, funny and interesting performances.


Hotel Museumkwartier

This detached mansion, on the Oudegracht, is characterized by numerous authentic details. Enjoy the beautiful view in a stylish room.

Daen's Room One

Daen's Room One is Dean's only hotel room and has a private entrance. The room feels more like a B&B and sits on a nice ground floor.

Cozy Pillow

A stylish boutique hotel in the city centre of Utrecht. Stay in one of the 6 unique rooms, all with their own nod to the city.


From glassware, crockery and cookbooks to home accessories, coffee and olive oil. You can find it all in the beautiful store of Zinin.


Het Utrechts Archief

During a visit to Het Utrechts Archief, both children and adults learn all about the history of the city.


B&B Gregorius

On one of the most beautiful canals of Utrecht you will find this B&B. After years of serving as a school, this monument now contains two luxurious rooms.


Step into this olive green property and relax in a fine atmosphere at Cornelis. Drink a delicious cup of coffee and enjoy a fresh lunch.


BUNK Hotel Utrecht

BUNK bridges hotels and hostel by combining luxurious rooms and cleverly decorated pods. Set in two transformed churches.


Talud9 is the perfect place for lovers of quality wines and coffee. The matching snacks complete the picture.


De Klub

An evening of enjoying good food and conviviality you do at De Klub. You can also have breakfast or lunch and taste delicious dishes.



Beadies is the bead valhalla of Utrecht. The beautiful handmade jewelry and other fashion accessories complete your outfit.


Stone Hotel & Hostel

Cozy stay in a dormitory or room at the Stone Hotel & Hostel. There is a nice common room and fresh décor.

De Rode Winkel

For jeans of perfect quality and with an excellent fit, go to De Rode Winkel, the jeans specialist of Utrecht.


Hotel 26

Choose a unique experience: sleep in your own yard cellar. Hotel26 has no less than five yard cellars. Relax from your own spot on the canals.


A small hotel with 8 rooms and 1 loft. The rooms are completely decorated in a single colour with Arabic and vintage elements.

Grand Hotel Karel V

This monastery was once home to medieval priests and emperors. Now you can wander around, enjoy delicious gastronomy and spend the night.


Do you think honest and sustainable clothing items are important? Then pay a visit to Nukuhiva, because everything in the store is fair trade.


Sussies Vintage

At Sussies Vintage you are at the right place for a unique, vintage item. Whether you're looking for a beautiful dress, bag or Japanese kimono.


B&B Chez Cho

An attractive apartment in a quiet location in the center. Modernly furnished and equipped with facilities such as a kitchen and sauna.

Freling & Freling

For all fashion-conscious men and women, Freling & Freling is a suitable place to look for a nice outfit, accessory or bag.


Hotel Simple

In the shadow of the Domtoren, you will find this design hotel with luxurious rooms enveloped in 18th century and contemporary elements.

Puha Shop

Do you like original products made by young designers? Then Puha Shop is the perfect place for a unique shopping experience.


IJssalon Vorst

For tasty cooling, go to IJssalon Vorst. Here you can taste delicious homemade ice cream and sorbets made with tasty fruits.


Apartment Oudegracht 360

Watch the boats glide by during breakfast on your own terrace at the yard. This authentic yard cellar can accommodate up to six people.


Are you looking for a unique 70s dress or a nice vintage bag? At Episode you will find all special items that are carefully selected.


W&G designs en styling

Are you looking for clothing advice and a unique outfit? At this boutique you will find colourful and special creations by 2 Dutch fashion designers.


De keuken van Thijs

The Kitchen of Thijs is a nice place where you feel right at home. For a nice cup of coffee and a freshly topped sandwich you're good here.


AY adore yourself

At AY adore yourself you will find a refined collection of items that bring out a feeling of tough elegance and a touch of glamor.


Exploris Hotel Utrecht

A hip boutique hotel in a very central location, the Neude. The rooms are attractive, functional and industrially furnished. And all different.

NS Station Utrecht Centraal

This train station is located on the west side of the city centre. Walk through shopping centre Hoog Catharijne to the city centre in about 10 minutes.


Parkeergarage De Grifthoek

You can park here relatively cheap. The parking garage is located on the northeast side at the Griftpark. The city centre is quickly reachable.



This information point is located at the foot of the Domtoren. The VVV office staff will be happy to help you book tickets, tours, routes and hotels.


Parkeergarage Kop van Lombok

This municipal car park near the shopping center Hoog Catharijne is not so big and is just a 10-minute walk from the center.


Parkeergarage Paardenveld

This parking garage with a reasonable rate can be found next to the police station in the city centre. In a few minutes walk, you'll be in town.


Parkeergarage Moreelsepark

Near Utrecht Central Station and the city centre, west of the city, you can park here for relatively favorable rates.

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