Top 7 Instagrammable hotspots in Utrecht

In our ‘Instagram hotspots’ series, this time we take you to Utrecht. The charming city centre has many extraordinary spots to discover. The Dom tower and the Centraal Museum are well-known hotspots in Utrecht. But there is much more to see!  We list the best Instagram-worthy spots. 


A good way to explore the city centre is to walk along Oudegracht. This will take you past the finest shops, monumental buildings and lively terraces. On sunny days, it is fun to rent a boat or take a canal cruise. Is it a rainy day? Then opt for a boat with a roof. Looking for more inspiration for the best activities in the city? Read our tips on how to spend 48 hours in… Utrecht.


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Things I Like Things I Love

Looking for an original gift or a really unique item for your interior? Then drop by Things I like things I love on Oudegracht. What once started as a pop-up store with second-hand finds has grown into a concept store with several branches.

Besides their own clothing collection, they also sell interior items, jewellery and accessories from various brands. From a plant to a hair clip, Things I Like Things I Love has it all. A shop full of gadgets, you will never walk out of here empty-handed.

Address: Oudegracht 364, Utrecht

Darras Coffee Roasters 

For a cup of coffee and some delicious treats, head to Darras Coffee Roasters. The coffee is freshly roasted every week at a roastery in Amsterdam. After experimenting with coffee flavours of beans from different countries, a balanced and unique taste has been created. You should also try ‘Ma’amoul’, a stuffed butter biscuit made with semolina. This delicacy is popular throughout the Arab world.

Address: Bakkerstraat 5, Utrecht

The Streetfood club

On Janskerkhof is The Streetfood Club. The chefs at this restaurant take you on a journey through food from the slums of Mexico to the streets of Bangkok. The menu includes waffles, pancakes, bowls, salads and various sandwiches. The extensive drinks menu offers unique cocktails, gin tonics, various beers and, of course, non-alcoholic drinks.

Every first Sunday of the month, you can go crazy with the Bottomless Boozy Drag Disco Brunch. At The Streetfood Club, the interior is also a colourful mix of worldly influences. Definitely an inspiring place for an Instagram pic!

Address: Janskerkhof 9, Utrecht

Puha Shop

During an afternoon of shopping, do not miss Puha Shop. This concept store is the hotspot where more than 60 local designers and creatives showcase their stuff. From cool garments to accessories, books, bags, art and jewellery, you will find it all here.

The best thing about this shop is that the designers have their roots right here in Utrecht, so you really get a piece of the local vibe. But international designers and sustainable brands also have their place here, so the collection is very diverse.

Address: Voorstraat 48, Utrecht


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Spa Dôme

On the eleventh floor of this hotel is an oasis of calm. Take a dip in the pool or unwind in the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath. In addition, hotel guests can book various treatments such as a deep tissue massage or hydro facial treatment via Treatwell. A visit to this wellness centre guarantees a few hours of complete relaxation.

Address: Smakkelaarshoek 24, Located in Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre


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Tivoli Vredenburg

For a night out, head to Tivoli Vredenburg. Utrecht’s pop temple is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The venue has five concert halls and an extensive programme of concerts of all music genres, from classical, jazz and pop to hip-hop, dance and world music. For a drink or a bite to eat, there is grand café Het Gegeven Paard.

Address: Vredenburgkade 11, Utrecht


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