Shop Utrecht

In this category you can find everything about lifestyle and shopping in Utrecht.

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Studio Jux Twijnstraat | good for the buyer and maker

Located at the Twijnstraat, close to Ledig Erf you will find Studio Jux. I was a fan of the shop straight away: clothes in the store are from excellent quality. The style is minimalistic and the fabrics are simple but with nice patterns. The name ‘Jux’ has been chosen very carefully, it means ‘fun’ in German. The cloths are not only nice to buy and wear but also made in …

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Staffhorst Vinyl

Say the name Staffhorst in Utrecht, and especially older Utrechters will think back to a big shop full of albums, record players, and other electronics. It was the place to buy all your music for a long time. For a few years, the store was noticeable for its absence in Utrecht. It went bankrupt in 2013. But now, new life …

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Exploring Utrecht – discovering the Maliekwartier

One of the last areas to cover in our Exploring Utrecht series: the Maliekwartier! This lively are is on the east of the city centre. That’s why it feels completely different from the other areas. Will you join us while we discover the Maliekwartier? Explore The Nachtegaalstraat is the vein that runs through the middle of the Maliekwartier. All the …

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Wine and the City #2 – Summer wines from Grapedistrict

Hot town, summer in the city! Isn’t Utrecht gorgeous in the sun? The canals glitter and the neighbors are happy. Everyone is outside, in the park, in the garden, on a roof terrace. The BBQ is on, you’ve got your salty snacks on hand… And a glass of wine? Of course! Crisp white, bubbles, or a thirst-quenching rosé. I’m in the …

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Exploring the Vredenburgkwartier

After the Domkwartier and the Universiteitskwartier, we’re going to go through some of my favourite spots in the Vredenburgkwartier. The Vredenburgkwartier is the beating heart of Utrecht’s city centre. On the Vredenburg square, you can find a market three times a week. In the nearby Tivoli Vredenburg there is something new to do every day. The new Hoog Catharijne mall shines as the …

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Exploring the Universiteitskwartier

You might have already known that the city centre in Utrecht is divided into several quarters, but have you already heard of the Universiteitskwartier? Not too long ago, I wandered these streets on my way to class as a young student, but these days you don’t have to be a student to discover all the gems in this neighbourhood! Exploring …

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Exploring Utrecht – discovering the Stadhuiskwartier

This week I’m taking you guys along to my favourite places in the Stadhuiskwartier. You can do some amazing shopping in this neighbourhood. You’ll not only find the most trendy boutiques and home decor stores in the whole city, but also lots of cafés and restaurants. Culture and sights are also well represented in the Stadhuiskwartier, from theaters to film …

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Wine & The City – Wineshop Sjatoo on the Bilstraat

Summer! Time for drinks on the terrace, boating, and new blog posts. Time to make the balcony or the backyard dangerous with fruity white wines, sparkling rosés, and red powerhouses. Get your feet up and keep Explore Utrecht open in your browser. I’m going into the city for you to find the best wines to drink at home and the …

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De Utrechtse Boekenbar, located at the Westerkade

De Utrechtse Boekenbar: spot for coffee and inspiring cultural events Utrecht loves books. The Dom city has presented itself as a candidate for the title of City of Literature. The city already has a ton of book shops and several gorgeous libraries. But until recently, one thing was still missing: a book bar. This changed in November 2017, when the Utrecht …

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Paperbird: a concept store full of clothing, plants and jewellery

CLOSED At the Oudkerkhof, with its beautiful and chic shops, you’ll find the concept store Paperbird. The store offers all kinds of big brands such as Sisters Point, Ichi and Armedangels. Last year, the store also started working with fashionable labels such as Object, Loavies, NA-KD and Things I Like Things I Love. Paperbird’s collection changes every week. In addition …

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