Seven inspiring meeting spots in Utrecht
With Konnektid, you can find inspiring people online that you can meet & learn from offline. We selected seven inspiring meeting spots in Utrecht that are sure to add some inspiration and fun to your skill sharing session! And yes, they all have free wifi.
Oosterkade 24, Utrecht South
If you’re into local, creativity, entrepreneurs and good (vegetarian) food than this is the place you want to meet. Located next to the canal of the Oosterkade, their terrace is a hotspot on its own right, Broei has a great vibe. You can pick a table in the front or sit on the relaxing sofa in the back. Broei has a selection of boardgames and books to use and often organises special (cultural) events in the evening. Do check out their “Wall of Frame” to admire work of young, local artists.
Amsterdamsestraatweg 113, Utrecht North-West
As Gys’ first location was a huge succes it didn’t take long for a second cafe to open, this time in the upcoming neighbourhood around the Amsterdamsestraatweg. Gys is the place to meet if you like organic food, local drinks and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It is open everyday from 10:00 tot 21:30 and even though it can get a bit busy during dinner time, it is nice and quiet during the day. They even have a terrace so if you are not bothered by the busy street, soak in some sun when the weather is good (it does happen!).
Het Gegeven Paard
Vredenburgkade 11, Utrecht Centre
If you love music or just like to meet at a very central spot, Het Gegeven Paard is the place to be. This funky cafe is located in the TivoliVredenburg concert hal and just a stones throw away from Central Station. It’s open every day from 10:00 to late so it’s a great spot to meet someone after work. The cafe has an open stage so you might discover an upcoming artist or practice your own performance skills. Added bonus is the nice terrace to the side of the building.
`s Gravezandestraat 27, Utrecht North
It is quite clear that the residents around Guusje were just waiting for a cafe like this to open its doors. It has quickly become a popular ‘second living room’ for many and it’s clear to see why. Guusjes is a spacious and relaxed cafe with a big terrace that serves a wide assortment of food and beers. It even has vegeterian ‘bitterballs’! It is open from 10:00 tot 23:00 and whilst you have your pick of tables during the day, it can get quite busy at night. As a nice extra, every second Sunday Guusjes organises a lazy afternoon session with live music!
Jan van Scorelstraat 8, Utrecht East
Noen is located in an old bakery in Utrecht East and is a cozy little cafe.It’s open from 8:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and you can enjoy a lovely smoothie, lemonade, sandwich or piece of cake. Make sure to geta spot on the couch in the window or opt for the long table instead if you want to plug in your laptop. Skill sharing over? Chill out on their lovely terrace or leave your konnektion an ‘extended coffee’ that they can enjoy the next time they visit!
Europalaan 20, Utrecht South-West
You’ll find De Stadstuin in a more unusual area of Utrecht, the business/industrial area next to park Transwijk, but it is quite a gem. The building is brimming with activity, mostly due to the assortment of creative entrepreneurs that have their offices on the top floors. The cafe is spacious and also features a a big terrace with woorden picknick tables so you can soak up some sun. It is open from 10:00 tot 18:00 but closes later on Friday & Saturday.
Koffie & Ik
Vleutenseweg 169, Utrecht West
Koffie & Ik is a nice, bright cafe in Nieuw-Engeland (close to Central Station). It opens early and closes at 17:00. It has a good selection of juices, tea and coffees and you can get a sandwich or piece of cake here too. The decor is light and the walls feature a changing art exhibition. It’s a true neighbourhood cafe that also welcomes children so do keep that in mind when you pick a time to meet (maybe skip the Wednesday afternoon…).
Tea: €2,80 (you get a little pot of tea)
Or meet here…
Thankfully Utrecht has an abundance of nice places to meet your fellow Konnektid member. Other places we can reccomend are Burezina (Utrecht-North), CoffeeCompany (Utrecht Centre), Bar Centraal (Utrecht Central Station) and Buurten in de Fabriek (Utrecht West).
What is your favourite inspiring meeting spot in Utrecht to meet fellow Konnektid members?