Utrecht has become one of the nicest shopping cities in the Netherlands. Compared to Amsterdam, the city is not that big, and its cosy streets have their advantages. There are enough outlets to fill your wardrobe. For every taste there is an option, from boutiques to specialist shops and fashion brands. Combine a day of shopping with a delicious lunch. With whom would you like to spend a day in the centre? We list the best shopping streets.
Recently, Hoog Catharijne is renovated into a modern and shiny shopping centre. This beautiful mall is therefore considered the best place to shop in Utrecht. Various well-known fashion chains and small boutiques can be found here; chains such as Balr, Cotton Club, G-star, Guess, H&M home, and Lush. This indoor centre has 120 shops and is ideal for all weather conditions. Hoog Catharijne is ideally located next to Utrecht Central Station. This shopping centre can be recognised by its iconic bulb roof.
Located just next to Hoog Catherijne is the street Vredenburg with outlets from Tommy Hilfigers and Levi’s, and sportswear shops such as Snipes. This street is home to many different retail chains, from fashion to chemists. The shops start at Vredenburgplein. This square is also home to The Sting, Zara and Bijenkorf.
Oudegracht is home to a fine mix of large fashion chains and special boutiques. For original gifts and interior items, drop in at Keck & Lisa and and Things I like Things I love. Episode is the place to be for vintage and second-hand clothes,. All shops are on the waterfront, where you also find a wide choice of different restaurants. In short, Oudegracht is the place to be for every shopper. Just down the road, Groeten uit Utrecht is located on Zadelstraat, a shop that carries all the goodies from Utrecht, including lots of cute Miffy stuff.
Oudkerkhof is Utrechts own Rodeo Drive of Champs ElyseeThe chicest shops can be found on this street, all within the character of the Oudkerkhof. Walk into the stores of Pauw, Scotch & Soda, Suitsupply, Riviera Maison, and McGregor. Smaller shops like Margaret Wines and Oeben’s Mercantile have also found their place here.
Walking down Oudegracht, leads you to the Twijnstraat. This cosy and busy street is home to several restaurants and bars. There are mainly clothing boutiques and home furnishing shops on this street. Besides the cute boutique shops, you can also buy delicious wines and special beers here. Twijnstraat has many speciality shops, such as cheese shop De Kazerij, beer boutique De Bierverteller, pet shop Hebbes and It all starts with a postcard that specialises in cards.
Spend the night in Utrecht
Located directly at Utrecht Central Station is the beautiful Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre hotel. Within walking distance of all the best shopping streets, this is the ideal place to stay. After a day of shopping, relax at Spa Dôme. Or enjoy the in-room wellness with a private sauna and iconic round whirlpool. Who may we welcome soon for a city break in Utrecht?