Centraal Station Utrecht

Linger on Central Station Utrecht

Central Station is the startpoint for a day at the office, a holiday or for a day out. But the station can also cause a lot of stress for travelers: delayed trains, technical difficulties and such. While waiting for your train to arrive, you just might be thinking; ‘why is this happening to me’. It was very difficult to find hiding places that weren’t crowed with angry people waiting on their next train.

Due to the re-building of the station comes more space for restaurants, bars and shops.  You will find these located at the first level of the station but you can also take the stairs up one level to find three other cafes where you can sit for a few minutes waiting for your train. Its not common knowledge yet, that these spots have opened to the public. Here you can have a seat while waiting on your train, have a meeting and even work. Its also a perfect spot to meet up with a group to continue the journey.

4 new station spots

Four restaurants are located on the first level of the station: Bistrot, The Central Bar, DE Koffiehuis and Bar Beton CS. All four spot offer travelers a fine accommodation while being at the central station.

Is an Italian slow food concept at the station. The food, made at the various counters, is made from local produce and served fresh. The assortment consists not only of pastas and pizzas, but you will also find a hamburger and Sirloin steak on the menu. You can also take a seat at the bar for a beer or linger longer on one of the comfortable sofas.

Bar Centraal
For a local beer and a snack you stop by Bar Central. The concept of Bar Central: regional brewed beer and dishes made of fair trade products.

DE Koffiehuis
The place to meet for a tasty soya latte or a strong espresso. The large green chesterfield seat is a perfect spot to sit and read a book or magazine. Besides coffee you can also order breakfast or have a smoothie. I often get a coffee to go at DE Koffiehuis, before I get on the train to work.

Bar Beton at the station
With the opening of the fifth Bar Beton on the Central Station, the chain is expending rapidly. Just like the other restaurants I think it this is an awesome spot for coffee and lunch. You can sit in the restaurant but also on the hugh terrace. Soon you can even enjoy Friday evening drinks hosted by a DJ.

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About Dainahara Polonia

Welcome to my digital best of Utrecht list! This is my way of sharing the best of Utrecht with locals, expats and tourists. Discovering new places, having dinner with friends and wandering the streets of Utrecht in search of a unique find is what I love. The City Experts and I share a passion for Utrecht and hope you fall in love with this city as well. Come and explore the city with us and enjoy the ultimate Utrecht experience. Collaborations, tips or suggestions email me on [email protected] and we will be in-touch.

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