‘t Koffieboontje’s – coffee spot overlooking the windmill

’t Koffieboontje at the Gruttersdijk ’t Koffieboontje (the coffee bean) on the Oudegracht is growing and needs a bigger space for their growing fan base. But where else can we go to enjoy their signature brew and delicious treats? Fear not! They recently opened a new shop at the Gruttersdijk, which is one of the coziest café along the Oudegracht. …

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The Cute Corner That is Now Lucas Cafe

You’ve passed this corner a thousand times – cycling past the once florescent lit phone store right at the bend where the Wittervrowenstraat turns into the Biltstraat. But lately, you might have noticed something different about this unassuming corner.  Now, gorgeous green tiles on the Lucas coffee bar catch glimmers of sunlight. The smell of roasted coffee and fresh goodies …

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Familie Van Rijk – A New Foodie Hotspot in Utrecht

If you are a foodie, you’ve probably traveled across cities for a great meal or a special ingredient. I totally get it, and do I have news for you: there is a new foodie hotspot in town, called Familie Van Rijk, located on the multicultural Amsterdamsestraatweg. When I visited this shop, I felt like a kid in a candy store! …

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Ted’s All Day Brunch opens up in Utrecht!

Hallelujah, our prayers have been heard! Fi-na-lly an official brunch spot has opened in Utrecht. I’ve been waiting for this moment for ages, just so I can live out my Sex & the City dreams of brunch and mimosa’s right here in Utrecht. Ted’s doesn’t only serve brunch in the early hours, but all day long! So if you’ve had …

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Winter Utrecht

Best spots for delicious Dutch winter treats

I first got acquainted with the Dutch winter tradition back in 1996. I remember that it was a very cold December (-15 Celsius) and the last year that the Dutch held the eleven cities skating tour (elfstedentocht). 1996 was also the year that I got introduced to Dutch pea soup (ewrtensoep), the cinnamon-spiced traditional Dutch apple-pie, French-fries with mayonnaise (instead …

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New Klein Berlijn

Klein Berlijn has been given a cool new look. Fortunately the concept remains the same: an awesome spot for anyone who wants to chill. Stay at the big reading tables to chill and read a magazine, or enjoy a beer on the terrace. And it’s still possible to stay late into the night dancing to electronic beats. Raw & cool For …

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Experiencing a day full of tea at Dutch Tea Festival

On Sunday, May 29th the first tea festival in the Netherlands took place in Utrecht: ‘Festeaval’. Overall it was a fun and educational day filled with tea, chocolate, workshops, tea ceremonies and music. We were invited to sip tea and learn all the ins and outs about this lovely beverage. A wonderful afternoon, and for us… tea will never be the same! One …

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The Muzieklokaal: a happy note located at Bemuurde Weerd!

Since January, Utrecht has gained a new awesome spot: the Muzieklokaal, located at Bemuurde Weerd. Six days a week you can drop by for a lovely breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks. But what makes this new hot spot so special? At the Muzieklokaal it’s all about classical music. Classical music for everyone  The Muzieklokaal wants to make classical music …

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Beers & Barrels at the Utrecht Harbour

I ate my first oyster at Harbour, with a glass of sparkling wine on the side. It was a beautiful location back then. A spacious, open building with a view on the water. But now, restaurant Harbour is no longer there, instead the owners havere-designed into a new Beers & Barrels. And what a surprise! Out with the fish and …

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Fresh bread, sweets and coffee at District

Fresh Baked bread in Utrecht East Utrecht East has a new spot offering fresh baked bread, delicious treats and coffee. It’s called, District: Bread & coffee, and it’s run by a lovely couple who are adored by the neighbors who stop by regularly. But now, District is looking to show the rest of Utrecht all they have to offer. District isn’t …

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