Cafés and terraces in Utrecht

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Utrecht is the vibrant, lively heart of Holland. In addition to the famous Dom Tower and many historic monuments, Utrecht boasts beautiful canals with unique wharf cellars full of cafes and waterside terraces.

  • Enjoy a night out in the beautiful and stately building of De Winkel van Sinkel.
  • De Rechtbank has been voted the best terrace in the city of Utrecht several times.
  • A list of the 10 best cafes and terraces.

5x cafes in Utrecht

1. Olivier
Located in a gorgeous old church with a unique atmosphere, Olivier has a vast range of special Belgian beers to enjoy. Address: Achter Clarenburg 6A

2. Stadskasteel Oudaen
In this spectacular castle in the centre of Utrecht you can enjoy not only excellent beers, but also see how they are brewed in the castle’s own brewery. Address: Oudegracht 99

3. Filemon & Baucis
Café Filemon on Janskerkhof is a stylish place with a hip and sleek interior design where the atmosphere is always great. On weekends, the DJ primarily plays old disco and soul house music. Address: Janskerkhof 22

4. Winkel van Sinkel
Without a doubt on of Utrecht’s best-known names among those who enjoy a great evening out. This stylish grand café offers excellent food and drink and regularly organises cultural activities. Address: Oudegracht 158

5. Wijncafé Levebvre
Wijncafé Levebvre is a hybrid of a modern cafe and an old-style tasting room. Enjoy great wines and tapas. Address: Neude 2

5x terraces in Utrecht

1. Den Draeck
This restaurant is located in one of the traditional wine cellars on the famous Oude Gracht canal. In summer, Den Draeck’s terrace is a wonderful place to have lunch or dinner. Address: Oudegracht a/d werf 114-122

2. De Rechtbank
De Rechtbank was once elected the best city terrace in Holland, and not without reason. Comfortably installed at the foot of its monumental façade, De Rechtbank offers enjoyment all day long with breakfast, lunch, high tea, aperitifs and dinner. Address: Korte Nieuwstraat 14

3. Fort aan de Klop
In a beautiful location well removed from all the hustle and bustle you will find a 19th-century military fortress that has been converted into a brasserie with a wonderful terrace. Definitely worth going out of your way for! Address: 1e Polderweg 4

4. Wijnlokaal Aal
Utrecht’s canals, lined with old wine cellars, are an attraction in their own right. And there is no more beautiful place to sit than by Oudegracht canal, with a snack and a glass of wine from Aal. Address: Oudegracht 159D

5. Balije Park
Just outside the city, in the village of de Meern, lies Restaurant Balije Park’s terrace. And this terrace has been voted the best terrace in the entire Utrecht region. Address: Augustusweg 32

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