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Cafés and terraces in Utrecht

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. Behind Bars

The cozy pub Behind Bars serves the best cocktails in Utrecht. The welcoming ambiance in living room style and expert personnel make you feel right at home. Want something that is not on the menu? The bartenders will always try to accommodate you.

Address: Hamburgerstraat 14

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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