The best study cafés in Utrecht

Posted in Blog by puck on November 12, 2020

Looking to get up-to-speed with those lecture notes or get your head down for that end-of-term exam? Dotted all over the city, Utrecht offers plenty of places to swot up and study away from your university library in the form of some excellent cafés.

Whether you like your coffee no-frills or you’re a proper bean aficionado, there’s something way more comforting about getting a couple of hours of work done in the surroundings of a café. The atmosphere is often more relaxed than the campus library, and you’re free to enjoy your chosen caffeine fix without being surrounded by loads of stressed-out students working away on their coursework, essays and presentations either.

If you’re a Utrecht student looking for somewhere new to study, whether it’s by yourself or with your course-mates, then take a look at this list of the best study cafés in the city.


1. Het Gegeven Paard

Het Gegeven Paard is a Grand Café in Utrecht where many students have already gone before you. This study place is located next to Utrecht Central Station, and is therefore very easily accessible from Nido Utrecht.

If you are not good at studying alone, you can easily bring others with you to this study place. The long tables ensure that everyone has plenty of space. Het Gegeven Paard is open seven days a week, so you always have a place to study where you can go in Utrecht. This café also offers a very tasty lunch and dinner menu to end your student day with some relaxation.

Address: Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht


2. Daen’s

Are you at your best in the morning? Grab your laptop and get started at Daen’s. The cafe opens at 7 am and is perfect for earlybirds. This café is extra special as it also has a greenhouse and clothing store. A change in your environment is often exactly what you need to be able to continue. You do not even have to leave the building at this unique study place to do this. You don’t see that anywhere else in Utrecht.

Address: Korte Minrebroederstraat 13-17, Utrecht


3. ‘t Koffieboontje

This is also a super hip place where you can find tasty coffee and treats! You can safely sit here with your laptop all day long. A lot of young people come, so you are certainly not the only student who is studying. You can also have a nice breakfast plus really good coffee in case you want to start early. Recently there are two locations, both in the middle of the city!

Address: Oudegracht 92 & Gruttersdijk 42, Utrecht

4. Coffeebar Ludwig

Ludwig is a favorite study place for many students in Utrecht. Ludwig opens early and have easy and affordable sandwiches and panini’s for lunch. Ludwig is located in the middle of university quarter and therefore a perfect place for a study day.

Address: Drift 9, 3512 BR, Utrecht


5. Lewis Book Café

The name says it all, this is a place that is meant to enjoy reading a book. Books are even available in the cafe! That is why this place is nice and quiet and ideal for studying. In addition to tasty coffee, there are also delicious smoothies. If you like a break, this café offers delicious High Tea’s or lovely sandwiches for lunch.

Address: Achter Clarenburg 39, 3511 JH, Utrecht


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