Restaurant Danel Explore Utrecht 3

Danel: Mix and Match French Style

You come in through a revolving door and are immediately welcomed by the hostess. Then your jacket is taken and hung up in the cloak room. Chic, proper! Danel is the new kid on the block at TivoliVredenburg, right by het Gegeven Paard. It’s located in the old offices of the Vredenburg building, a whole bunch of renovations took place …

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Instock Explore Utrecht 3

What have you got Instock for me?

Well, a delicious and fair menu. The food and the drink menus are both good! And the building on the Vleutenseweg is a sight for sore eyes, but let’s not forget the terrace. A real ‘hidden gem’! Calm, green, but mostly cosy. Instock from pop-up to hotspot Instock is a concept that began in the capital, first as a pop-up …

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Café du Nord Explore Utrecht 1

Café du Nord – French bistro on the Draaiweg

Bonjour Edith Piaf et Les Poppys Magnifique! Tres belle! And other exclamations that don’t go further than my terrible French can handle. But Café du Nord on the Draaiweg deserves those kinds of lovely French oneliners. When you come in, you’re welcomed by beautiful French chansons and unprecedented hospitality. The host knows what the restaurant business is about: letting guests …

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30ml Vredenburg Explore Utrecht 5

Coffee, lunch & drinks at 30ml on the Vredenburg

When 30ml shut their doors on Mariastraat this winter to make their move to Vredenburg, many coffee-lovers found themselves displaced. The dark, cozy yet industrial interior of their original cafe was a local favorite, as well as an easy stop on the way to central station. Luckily, this move was well worth the wait. Their new spot across from Tivoli …

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De Goudvink Explore Utrecht 8

De Goudvink; the newest culinary nest in the Drieharingstraat

The Drieharingstraat has become home to another snack- and drink spot. There seems to no escaping it, the street is groaning under all this culinary violence; barely anything else will fit. Dainahara and I were invited to check out the newest acquisition: De Goudvink. We headed over full of curiosity and with grumbling stomachs. Metamorphosis Where the cute little store …

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Malt Vault Explore Utrecht 2

The Malt Vault: whisky heaven on the Voorstraat

Today I’ve got something really cool for you: something completely different. Not a place to head to every week and stay until deep into the night. Are you open to stepping out of your comfort zone? Then come to whisky heaven with me, right in the middle of our little city. Everyone is welcome in this nirvana, so it’s the ideal place …

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Grachtenvaarders Explore Utrecht 1

3x boating on the canals of Utrecht

Boating on the canals, along the unique wharf cellars in Utrecht, is one of the most fun things to do. On the water you are in a totally different world. During a tour you come by beautiful canal gardens, mysterious doors, swimming dogs, and active people in canoes, pedal boats, or on a sup board. You can moor somewhere to get some goodies …

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Roost aan de Singel Explore Utrecht 6

Summer hotspot ROOST on the canal: beer & grill

Chilling on the canal On a fresh and newly renovated piece of canal, a temporary walhalla appeared on 1 April. A vision for lovers of beer in mugs and meat off the braai (South African grill). ROOST has set up its terrace in the new Park Paardeveld, right in the bend of the canal. Beer, grill, and awesome location What more could …

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Tiger Mama Explore Utrecht 8

Tiger Mama – Tasting Asia

Opium out, Tiger Mama in New, fresh, and happening! Wow, Opium has had a good metamorphosis. Something I was honestly pretty sceptical about. Opium was one of the best places in the city to find some rest. Lounging in the courtyard, with a glass of bubbly. But now! Tiger Mama is sexy, stylish, and superrr delicious. You can still lounge …

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Popocatepetl Explore Utrecht 1

Popocatepetl – The Mexican on Nobelstraat

Popocatepetl – the name is difficult to pronounce, which is why the restaurant is also often called Popo’s. For many, Popocatepetl is an affordable restaurant to go to for a quick bite. The location in Utrecht is the first to get a new look. And we got the chance to come experience it. The brightly coloured building on Nobelstraat grabs …

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